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05 March 2004 @ 10:32 am
I've got a new joust helm!!!!!

For anyone who heard my tale of taking a lance to the head last summer, you'll know why I'm so pleased. My old helm, while veryvery cool, is hardened leather. I got blasted lucky with that lance hit. It could have cracked my skull, and came horrifyingly near the eye-hole.

As for the new helm? It's metal (may be aircraft aluminum, but I'm not sure), has a visor that lifts (though I probably will keep it closed for expediency's sake) and is not far too large for me, as most pre-made helms are. Listed as a child's helm, it's perfectly suited to my size. It fits, though of course I'll need to pad the heck out of the inside to keep movement to a minimum. Nothing like your eye-holes bouncing up and down to the time of your horse's gait as you try to sight your opponent's shield and target your lance!

See, two of the other jousters on my team needed new helms. Dan, the Indiana Jones of e-bay, has been scouring that site and getting some nice deals. Two weeks ago, I mentioned I'd love to take one of the extras that the boys don't use. Instead, Dan found a helm specifically for me. Seems he wanted to be sure I was safe this summer, or at least safer. I sat through the entire CP rehearsal last night, singing away, and all the time at the back of my head was "New Helm! Wheeeeeee!"
I feel: delighted
I hear: "On Any Given Day," Carbon Leaf
Nimnimue9 on March 5th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
New helm! Wheeeeee!!! No more close calls, neh? I am *so* coming to your faire this summer, it's not even funny... Auditions for PCRF are tomorrow and Sunday - faire season is so close I can smell it! Just ten more weeks of classes. ;-)
Scoutcretey on March 5th, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC)
New helm? Sweeeeeeeeeet. It sounds uber-spiffy!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on March 6th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Thank goodness! Your other helm was very cool but after last year I could see how metal is a "good thing"....
I'm sure Don is relieved too.
Kelladyjoust on March 6th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
Re: Metal...
yay, adrienne's here!!!!!