as they said.. roleplaying.. although, boffer fighting works as well.. (boffers are the fake weapons.. generally made with PVC pipe , foam, and duct tape)
The group gathers about once every three months to practice their fighting games and show off new foam weapons. On Sept. 30 the group raised money and collected cans for the OC Food bank. Dur Demarion is a part of Belegarth (BEL-la-garth, which means "Great Realms" in J.R.R. Tolkien's Sindarin language). It is a medieval/fantasy foam fighting sport. There are different levels of play: there are gatherings where a lot of people play at once, and there are small groups and teams that intermingle with other groups.
With foam sword fighting, no expensive armor is needed and sword fights can be imprmptu. Most 'swords' are made with PVC and then padded in a very specific way with foam, for a safe way to make full contact with the 'weapon.' Is it like fencing? No. Fencing is a sport where metal blades are used and protective clothing is worn. Functional Sword Store. Authentic Real Forged, Functional "Battle Ready Swords" All the swords found in our functional swords section are real swords that are properly forged, tempered and made like the originals. They come in many different types for art forms like Tameshigiri, Iaito, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and WEMA. The Best Hidden Weapons. Hidden weapons come in all sorts of types. Finding out the best secret weapon can be difficult. But today, KarateMart.com will guide you through the different considerations when it comes to hidden weapons, whether you want a hidden self-defense weapon or you just want something cool to carry around The foam is covered in latex, painted for appearance, then coated with a water-based sealant that allows each weapon to last for years with regular use. What this means to you is that these weapons are designed to last for 5 years with regular use in a LARP environment. A foam weapon, also known as a boffer, padded weapon, or latex weapon, is a padded mock weapon used for simulated handheld combat. Such weapons are used in simulated battles called battle gaming and in some live action role-playing games (LARPs). What is a boffer? The term 'boffer' refers to a contact weapon (swords, spears, clubs, arrows, hammers, etc.) that is made from light weight materials and padded with foam to prevent injury. Here is a picture of some boffer weapons. What are boffers used for? Boffering is the act of using boffers to play a form of mock combat.