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Full metal jousting

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Rowan
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Full metal jousting

Postby Rowan » Sat February 25th, 2012, 3:53 am

Has anyone seen this show on the History Channel? Opinions?

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Postby LoveHistory » Sat February 25th, 2012, 4:03 am

Haven't seen it but I've heard about it. The SCA community is pretty excited, because there is a possbility that jousting will be allowed at events in a few years.

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Full Metal Jousting

Postby Leonardo Noto » Sat February 25th, 2012, 8:15 pm

I've seen it a couple of times--it's great! The only major difference b/t classical jousting that I noticed is that head shots are illegal (for good reason).

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Postby Divia » Sun February 26th, 2012, 12:32 am

I saw it once. I keep forgetting when its on. I liked the one episode that I saw.
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun February 26th, 2012, 12:35 am

I've been meaning to check this out. Glad to hear you liked it Divia.

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Postby Rowan » Thu March 15th, 2012, 2:07 pm

I finally watched an episode and it seems to follow the same formula for other "reality" television. There are two teams with jousts to whittle away each side until there are two and then the big joust at the end of the season. Everything seemed pretty cool, until they started previewing this next week's episode... Methinks that one of the guys might be knocked a few notches down in the ability to produce offspring. Which begs the question of why do it if that can happen?

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu March 15th, 2012, 5:59 pm

Back in the day one could get killed jousting, or lose his horse to the competition. So why do it? I'm betting testosterone has a great deal to do with it.


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