Deputy for Combat Archery
Master Hugh Prescott
Combat Archery Ammunition (August 22, 2008)
Effective immediately, the following changes to equipment are required due to repeated incidents of helm penetrations:
NOTE: All Marshals need to be rigorous in their inspections of all
tips (arrows & thrusting) and mass weapons.
Ensure that the foam is
firm, will not bend over, returns to shape when compressed, and can not
be easily pushed into a
legal helm more than 1/2".
- Combat Archery ammunition may have at most 1.25" thick padding on the
tip after taping.
- All UHMW & Siloflex/Rubber Stopper ammunition must have a side wrap of
foam added that brings the total
diameter of the blunt to at least 1.5"
after taping. This wrap must extend from the tip to at least 1/2" over
UHMW or Siloflex itself.
- All fletches on any arrows, bolts, or thrown weapons can project no
further than 1/2" from the shaft, or must be
One-piece Baldar Blunts banned (July 21, 2008)
Effective immediately, due to manufacturing issues, all one-piece Baldar
Blunts are banned from use on fiberglass
shafts in Combat Archery. Read more.
Rules and Policies:
- Marshals' Handbook
- for Combat & Combat Archery. Updated Dec. 2015.