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by Jason
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celtic Chariot
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Re: Celtic Chariot

That's not a bascinet, it's a metal target taken out of a skip and propped up to hit clangingly. Also my boots are inauthentic - wrong sort of zip for most of the Celtic period. They had a different shaped zip toggle I believe, especially in the later periods, and historical scholars differ on the t...
by Jason
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celtic Chariot
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Celtic Chariot

For those who may be interested, and who perhaps aren't on F*cebook, I thougth I'd post this picture of early training with my Robert Hurford built Celtic war chariot. Not much to see re ponies or my kit yet, but the Chariot looks good.
by Jason
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

You can joust in 55m, but it's nasty and too tight and for those not on collected horses, unpleasant difficult and unfair on horses having to stop so soon. FYI I can go from a fast canter to dead stop in about two horse lengths, from a collected canter to a stop immediately on a horse suitably train...
by Jason
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

Some answers, couched in the 'as far as I have found out' and 'my opinion', and 'for further consideration'. Straight legs happen automatically in a medieval saddle, they're very different, much more secure and more comfortable than modern ones (really!), but they need to be made for both the horse ...
by Jason
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

Thalion, what do you want to know re horses? I look after, train and breed them so might be able to help with some answers.
by Jason
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

I reckon that the ground crew have the best view of a joust, even better then the riders themselves.

I've often had to have the outcome of a spectacular pass explained to me by a grinning ground-crew member! I knew something big had happened but not what exactly.
by Jason
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

The weirdest break was a solid lance tip to tip (coronel to coronel) break with everyone wondering what had just happened as the impact was a good couple of beats before it 'should have been' if you see what I mean. The second weirdest was a coronel strike on Philippe's right inside thigh about 1 in...
by Jason
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to use lances
Replies: 37
Views: 8364

Re: How to use lances

If you're doing it at decent speed there is simply not enough time to drop it as it's couched. What happens is that it tracks past your left as the target moves past you (assuming you've struck across the horse), then is wrenched out from under your right arm and into your face/head , up and over, s...
by Jason
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour
Replies: 21
Views: 4353

Re: Authenticity of cloak hooks on armour

When riding out for a long time in frosty winter conditions, a cloak over the top of it all does make one hell of a difference to the warmth. Not sure about cloak hooks, but i tied it to the breastplate strap so it would stay in place. It's hard to feel a cloak slipping off in full harness.
by Jason
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10645

Re: Tent choices

Past Tents do a large range of top-quality tents, and can be reached on 01280 850386 if you want to chat through your specific needs.
by Jason
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 6731

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Non-rowel spurs were much in use in earlier periods, and i Imagaine were still used in the 15thC, after all spurs of almost medieval design are in current use today, with the exeption of fitting them to a heeled boot. Some things just work.
by Jason
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 6731

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

This is an interesting issue. Riding positions and riding style as far as we can tell was very different to the style typically taught today. (The 15th Cnetury jousting treatise mention two forms of riding, so we're in a transitional period as far as styles is concerned at this time.) The leg positi...
by Jason
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 6731

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

The quietpress ones are lovely but soft and bendy metal repros (I have a pair). Great for walking about, but they don't work on a horse at all.
by Jason
Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

No, not seen anything about a new Spanish saddle. Sounds interesting, how would I find out about it?
by Jason
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

A saddle's the last thing you want to get. Riding skills first, then armour, then finally saddle and ultimately horse. If you have the riding skills you can borrow or hire the horse and saddle. The other way round is generally frowned upon...
by Jason
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Yup, though 'lively' is an understatement on occasions.

Her contact details are on www.tournamentstud.com FYI
by Jason
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Ellie, Thanks for your considered reply, I pretty much agree with most of what you say, though I'd happily let you try to take a couple of my lovely beasts down the tilt. One simply hates other horses coming at him head on. I'd never heard of anyone using scaff poles to joust! Presumably they are al...
by Jason
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Ellie, Im afraid I'd have to, respectfully, question the idea that 'any horse can joust', especially when using authentic armour and with proper contact. It takes a long time to train a horse to joust 'properly' and I have tried many and more than a few simply aren't up to it, or at least don't want...
by Jason
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14674

Destrier can help get you up and running and are open to new memberships currently. Group training sessions take place over the winter, usually once a month and range from the pro jousters right down to complete beginners at riding. (Obviously not all mixed into one session!) http://www.destrier.org...
by Jason
Fri May 08, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit
Replies: 4
Views: 2440

Nice work. Will be interesting to see how the bit performs especially with the linked lower shafts. On the illustration it looks like the shafts/cheek pieces are square sectioned, rather than round, (not that it makes much functional difference I would have thought). Brilliant turn around time from ...
by Jason
Wed May 06, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Royal Armouries Joust of Honour footage
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Updated link with licensed music now so it's not silent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLR9TkhNnNA&fmt=18
by Jason
Wed May 06, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor project diary etc
Replies: 14
Views: 3437

Lovely stuff Izabela, as usual. Did you get to see the Griffmeister on a horse at all?
by Jason
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Royal Armouries Joust of Honour footage
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Royal Armouries Joust of Honour footage

Some footage mostly of me at the Easter Team Tournament at the Royal Armoures tilt yard. We tried out a new camera with a slo-mo function, which works really well (IMHO) and is great for analysing techniques that happen so quickly. There's a lot more, but it's taking ages to edit down. http://www.yo...
by Jason
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: These boots were made for....
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Chris, not to criticise you directly re sabaton length etc., but to add to the conversation, when I loose my stirrups, which does happen on rare occasions, it's pretty simple and quick to regain them, or to ride without for a while, even when in full plate and in a joust. My personal and unresearche...
by Jason
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 13981

Rod, Thanks for the info on lances. Have fun!
by Jason
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 13981

Great stuff. What diameter and type of wood are you planning on using, and what design of coronels? The Tudor solids we use give a right big thump when used, but I've noticed that the way they handle and break varies a lot with the weather - they shatter much more briskly and more cleanly in dry wea...
by Jason
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Video of Destrier Pro Tudor jousting at Pendennis
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

New Video of Destrier Pro Tudor jousting at Pendennis

I though there might be some interest in this little video of Philippe and I hitting each other quite hard with solid lances and steel tips.

We're planning several improvements and modifications this year to make it better. Comments appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaqamIULKqQ
by Jason
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14422

I think you'll find that's Nikolai Dante of 2000 AD fame.
by Jason
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14422

The photographer posted a new one - just before impact...

http://www.ephotozine.com/photo/903981

look at image no 2 in the lower right portion of the screen!
by Jason
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14422

Thanks Andreas. Using solids has been an education. The whole event takes much more physical and mental energy than I was expecting. Being hit by someone when you don't have a lance is much worse than when you are just concentrating on hitting him and leaning into the impact. Having said that Philli...

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