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24 June 2005 @ 10:19 pm
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This is one of the finalists in the NYRF 2004 Photo Contest. I post this because it is the only entry I'm in (wah wah wah; I know). As a joust action shot, pretty cool. Note the shards flying, the flared nostrils and rolling eye of the Sheriff's horse...

But you know what I see? Pulled Shield. Yes, it was clearly (to my eye) Lewis' fall pass. Still - my shield is normally spot-on. I hate Hate HATE that it isn't there.

So. Guess who's going to be walking the list, doing lance punches tomorrow? *sigh*
 
 
I feel: determineddetermined
 
 
 
Ratesjul: Magic Peter Panratesjul on June 24th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
*wonders if Mari will explain "Pulled Shield" to her*
Kel: BoyBlueladyjoust on June 25th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
When you're doing a joust pass, you want to keep you shield out flat, presenting the best possible target for your opponent. Even when you're doing a hit (tough, because the natural inclination of your body is to twist as you piston the lance forward). Pulling (also called 'fading') is when one brings the shield back to the side of the body. Very hard to hit, although I used to joust across my body to hit someone who pulled on Every Single Pass.

There. In glorious boring detail!
Ratesjul: Magic Peter Panratesjul on June 25th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
That is so very NOT boring!
Kel: warrior womanladyjoust on June 25th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You're lovely.
Kerryscreamingdolai on June 24th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
oooh my husband's in one of those. Nice pics this year, clearly yours will win because the composition is great!