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ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-16
by lorewraith
Tomorrow is pay day so time to order supplies. One 6ft 1" pole for a glaive and 3 arrow kits. Should I be requesting then to resize the heads in 3" diameter or 3 1/8 diameter?

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-16
by Kobalos
I wasn't aware they would accomodate custom requests on their arrow kits. I don't see from their website (at a quick glance) the size of the foam block they send for the head. If it's a 4" block, it's up to you to size, by how much you compress the foam with your cover.

Also, if you want to simply make your own arrows (most here do), here's what I've done in the past: you can use a hole saw (like you'd use to install a doorknob) to cut out the closed-cell disks that you use for support. You can see in the picture below that the 2" high cylinder is actually four 1/2" disks glued together:

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One of these days I'll get around to making some new arrows myself ;)

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-16
by lorewraith
actually the head foam for the arrow comes as a 3inch square in the kit, so their arrows are a 3inch diameter.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-17
by Kobalos
Then keep in mind that our arrows must be 3" in diameter when finished. That means you can't compress the foam much at all when putting the cover on.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-17
by Sir Tyriel Firebrand
I would not get any of there great weapon cores unless your getting a bandshoppe pole or something.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-17
by jayjay
http://www.warlordsports.com/ brennon sells much better stuffs.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-18
by lorewraith
So getting the arrow kits in a slightly bigger size just encase they do compress. And as for the cores...my spear and black glaive are both 1 inch fiberglass cores from edhellen.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-27
by Sir Aethilgar
:idea:
jayjay wrote:http://www.warlordsports.com/ brennon sells much better stuffs.



"Omniblades"??

:lol:

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-27
by Artex
Warlord sports is all Amtgard crap that doesn't pass at darkon.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-28
by Sir Tyriel Firebrand
The above statement is not true. It does pass at darkon and it's actually made from nice materials. Better than a lot of peoples * actually. You should do more research before you bad mouth someone's *.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-28
by Amazing_Iltztafein
The arrow kits aren't a big deal because they are 3 inches across. The most you will compress are the corners, and from corner to corner, it would be around 4.25. Sometimes you can compress the top, but when it pushes it down, it forms a curve that still ends up being 3" from side to side.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-28
by Artex
Tyriel Clubs (which they call ominiblades) ae only 2" The rules state they have to be 3" now. Bad Knight read the rules.

I did look at their junk their shields don't use wood they fail. Their clubs are too small they fail. And that is 90% of what they sell. Get over yourself.

But you are right their stuff is *.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-28
by Thrush Svartehjertet
Isn't that like saying Easton's hockey sticks are * cause they can't be used to play football? Seems like that's what you're saying. Maybe their stuff works great for games where those specs work... Might even be the best. You obviously disapprove of any game allowing 2" omniblades and coreless shields. Seems narrow minded.

Thrush
berserk

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-28
by Artex
Your right Thrush. I'm sure for Amtgard their stuff is great.

But it was being recommended for Darkon use which it doesn't pass.

I Also hate Amtgard Tech.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by BaiterofBAMC
I have some Warlord gear, been using them for years. You have to mod them slightly to get it to work for Darkon, but after about 15 minutes worth of work, they should be fine. The foam that Warlord uses is tough stuff and is comparable to the foam that Edhellen uses.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Artex
I'd rather just buy it from FF and not have to mod it.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Sir Tyriel Firebrand
I was more so going with what baiter said. You can use there stuff, but obviously you would have to mod it for Darkon. Its not hard if you don't have the materials, and a lot of edhellen stuff can suck for Darkon and their great weapons are one of those things.

I know the * rules, and what I'm talkin about. One of my good friends used to work for them. They also sell bat(club) fries which are 2.5 which would pass if the past presidential ruling is still going on.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Thrush Svartehjertet
I personally think Forged Foam's bladed weapons are trash. They break down way faster than many other micro cellular bladed weapons. They are a huge step above blue foam, but they are tip heavy, lousy foamed blades, that their users swear by to the point of arguing their safety because they spent too much on them after they've injured people. Their great weapons may be the unsafest weapons on any field. Now, their shields and spears are freaking great, and I recommend them.

http://www.edhellen.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... ch-shields

http://www.edhellen.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... ltralights

Man, sure is great that they don't make anything that meets Amptgard spec... 'Cause that stuff sucks.

Thrush
berserk

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Lord Valfryn
Just about anything bought online needs to be modded for the game.
Fo' reals tho- Artex, why you so grouchy? If you know the secrets to uber l00tz and people aren't dialed in, don't be mad.Be glad. You'll have the clear advantage! Just keep letting the people who have been on the muthafukken cutting edge of foamcraft think that they've got a clue about what they're doing. No harm in that, right?

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Lord Dubh
FWIW - I did not continue that ruling. I felt it was an illegal ruling since the rules state 3" it is not the authority of a Board member to change it.

Thrush - FF makes swords using the good foam too. I think it just started though. I have two of them.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Thrush Svartehjertet
All of their MC stuff seems to degrade quicker internally than some of the stuff you can buy on your own from various suppliers online... BUt, as you say, they may have changed. I, unlike some others apparently, am VERY capable of like lots of different stuff!

Thrush
berserk

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Artex
I have No Idea why I was being such a douche honestly. I'm not normally so agressive.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Lord Valfryn
Happens to me all the time. It's cool, bro.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by Sir Tyriel Firebrand
I don't know what FWIW means, but good to know lol. Im not so great at all the internet abbreviations. Looks like its time to make a proposal, been meaning to do so for a long time anyway.

Re: ordering supplies from edhellen

Posted: 2013-01-29
by mardux zulammar
Gogo noodle clubs. :P