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#26 One Man Clan

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:02 AM

If nerf is about having fun, who cares if you're not using guns. The Effeminateness of drawing a sword in the middle of a gun fight is too awesome to pass up. Complaining about melee weapons seems pretty counterproductive to the spirit of nerf to me.


Swords are gay and have no place in nerf wars, unless you prance around like a fairy when you "weild" it. I bet everyone posting in favor of them in a closeted LARPer.
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#27 zaphodB

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:33 AM

My brother and I fight with swords made out of the plastic tubes you'd find in old golf bags that kept the clubs seperate. Each time they bent, we'd curl up another tube and shove it inside the sword to make it sturdier. This had the result of baking the swords more dangerous at the same rate as our ability to defend ourselves. At this point we're going to make some swords out of aluminum, because by now our "tube" swords are more bats than swords, because they're pretty much solid.

We also have a bunch of nerf guns that we get together and play with the neighborhood kids with.

We never mix the two though. Here's why:

The attitudes in sparring with swords and playing with nerf guns are very different. Nerf is lighthearted and carefree by nature. No matter how intense you get about it, the whole arrangement boils down to a bunch of guys playing with plastic guns, albeit plastic guns that are a bit more dangerous than the developers intended. The appeal of danger that makes sword fighting attractive is also what differentiates it from nerf. When nerfing, once you get started and get rid of guns and darts that are dangerous, you don't have to worry too much about getting hurt. When you're sword fighting, if there's no danger of at least a little pain, there's not a whole lot of incentive to defend yourself, and the fight degenerates into two guys trading blows. You can't mix the Nerfing and Sword Fighting because the danger or lack thereof are integral to the respective activities. If you mix them, somebody is going to get hurt, garunteed.

Edited by zaphodB, 13 June 2008 - 08:33 AM.

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#28 Dangaard

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:35 PM

Those are nice they look very functional, I like the second axe very nice!

Check out tapemonster.com they sell all kinds of tape at awsome prices, try gaff tape I know its expensive but the boffer will be much more durable and paintable!

Not to show you up or anything but.....



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Seriously though nice work, function over form anyday!
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Discretion is the better part of valor, thats why I carry a very big axe.

You can fool some people all of the time and everyone some of the time, but you cant fool all the people all of the time, but it sure is fun trying.

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#29 kossaxx

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 03:05 PM

haha thats great! Oh, i forgot to mention that one of those big foot ball cusions makes for a great shield. The ones where i guess one person holds it and the player runs into it. Too lazy to take a picture
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#30 kossaxx

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

Ok! Well, i set up an ebay listing for Nerf Swords if anyone wants one, or you should just check it out anyway to read the desriptions and whatnot, wish me luck!

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=320263415790
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#31 bobafett109

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:59 AM

dangaard, I really love that hammer. what kind of foam did you use for the head?

Personally, I feel that if you have fun pulling out a sword and charging someone in a nerf battle, I feel you should be able to do that. It sounds like a lot of fun, and depending on how well people like these, we might be able to have all melee battles.

Too bad no one who nerfs lives near me =/ Maybe I can convince my brother to do it with me sword fight with me...
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You're probably all wondering how to get a range of 95' from a mech 20

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#32 Dangaard

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 07:12 PM

For the head of the hammer I used a large pool noodle with open cell foam adheared on both ends.
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Discretion is the better part of valor, thats why I carry a very big axe.

You can fool some people all of the time and everyone some of the time, but you cant fool all the people all of the time, but it sure is fun trying.

What have I got in my pocket? (tolkien)




#33 Tehmandude

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:02 PM

You should seriously make swallows. ^^
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QUOTE(umdlancer @ Mar 25 2008, 04:29 AM) View Post

If you accidentally clock somebody with a doubleshot, then you're more liable to break the doubleshot than you are to cause serious injury.


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#34 Quilan Fett

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:08 PM

I am having serious doubts about the strength of these things. My PVC swords break after <5 min of use.
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QUOTE(pokemaster @ Mar 3 2009, 04:18 PM) View Post

hasbro in a nerf war!!!!! dude the will cancel it and confinscate are guns

#35 umdlancer

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:08 AM

As long as you're using at least 1/2" PVC, you shouldn't have to worry about shattering the core unless you're going all-out against a steel pole, tree, or brick wall. If the problem is the foam sliding off the core, then you need to use a stronger bonding agent. If you're ripping the foam up, then try wrapping it in duct tape.

Swords have their place. Namely, in the hands of some poor sucker being shot at.

Edited by umdlancer, 20 June 2008 - 12:09 AM.

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#36 Quilan Fett

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:40 AM

As long as you're using at least 1/2" PVC, you shouldn't have to worry about shattering the core unless you're going all-out against a steel pole, tree, or brick wall.

I disagree. I used 1/2" PVC on 1/2" PVC with my friend and they shattered.
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#37 Paloose

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:18 AM

I disagree. I used 1/2" PVC on 1/2" PVC with my friend and they shattered.

I've heard rumors of people using galvenized pipe for a stronger core, but you'd want to be more careful as it's heavier. I've also heard of people using fiberglass kite poles duct taped together.

I've only ever used 1/2" and 3/4" pvc as a core so I couldn't tell you how well the others hold up.


kossaxx, It looks like you use pvc elbows as your crossguards. Honestly, I'd reccomend against it. Everytime I've used a joint in my weapons it always presents a weak point for a breakage. All of the force behind a swing will be exerted on that one joint. But if it works for you, it works for you. I've always found crossguards made of built up campers sleeping rolls to be satisfactory.


Dangaard, the weapons look sweet, diggin the purple.
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