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  1. Mercke Lutso's Avatar
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    Apr 17, 2008, 12:50 AM - Fiberglass durability #1

    How much can it take? I've got a fiberglass bucket. Not the highest quality fiberglass work, but quite good. I'm wondering how much stress it can handle...

    A long drop I'm assuming would shatter it. Such a scary thought.
    What about a smack? Like with a sword or something? A small drop?

    Why can't we just get functional armor and be done with it...
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    Apr 17, 2008, 6:15 AM - Re: Fiberglass durability #2

    Fibreglass is quite durable. It will take small drops and knocks without too many ill effects. If you are planning on hitting it with a sword though, make sure your head isn't inside as I would imaging that you would have the worst headache you can imagine

    Its ok for costuming but not for actual physical combat
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    Apr 17, 2008, 6:41 PM - Re: Fiberglass durability #3

    Quote Ronin677 said: View Post
    If you are planning on hitting it with a sword though, make sure your head isn't inside as I would imaging that you would have the worst headache you can imagine
    Aye, but the helmet break?
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    Apr 17, 2008, 7:20 PM - Re: Fiberglass durability #4

    Possibly. Just remember the last part of the word...fiberglass. Glass breaks.

    So, as far as use as a combat helmet, I would strongly advise against a fiberglass bucket. If you are going for combat gear, I would recommend a metal buy'ce. It may be more expensive, but it's safer.

    David.

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