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 Post subject: Can I use PVC pipe
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:16 pm 
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hey everyone im just wondering if i can ues pvc pipe for my wepons ( mainly swords) and if i can can it be hollow please awnser soon i want to get working on my arsinal. :knight:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:37 pm 
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is it legal- yes.

should you- no.

do yourself a favor and get fiberglass. it will work much better. if you're really from madison, talk to bo.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:36 pm 
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It'll save you alot of Trollin'.
Hope it helps.

And Fiberglass > PVC

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Ok how much more expensive is fiber glass and i do go to madison who is that


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Ok how much more expensive is fiber glass and i do go to madison who is that


It matters where your buying from, and the tax. I buy from this web site http://www.mgs4u.com/fiberglass-tube-rod.htm. Use the 3/8 in soild round rods for normal short blues and 1/2 in for longer blues. NOW this is just the place I buy from so there could be a better supplier, and I have heard that square rods are also better. But i havent had any problems with these ones.

Now.... I don't think PVC is bad for new people to use and will most likly be cheaper. But fiberglass is stronger and will last you way longer. Fiberglass triumphs PVC no contest.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:46 pm 
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well thanks Kael one last question for some one to awenser.. well i guess two 1. can i get fiber glass at a store insted of a site and 2. if i use pvc can it be hollow if i cap it Thank you everyone :sword:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:57 pm 
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well thanks Kael one last question for some one to awenser.. well i guess two 1. can i get fiber glass at a store insted of a site and 2. if i use pvc can it be hollow if i cap it Thank you everyone :sword:



If you can, avoid using 3/8" FG, even for small blue weapons. If you use hollow FG, you're going to want to be using .524 kite spar. This, however, is extremely light, so making weight can be difficult, and the cores are expensive.

Do yourself a favor and stick with solid fiberglass. If you can't order online for cores, then just search around at local hardware stores and the like. 1/2" can be a bit difficult to find, so you may have to resort to 3/8", which can be found with fence posts in stores like Farm and Fleet, or Rural King. If you do end up using 3/8", do not cut the core longer than 30". Anything above that and it will fail for flex. Alternatively, you can double up 3/8" cores to make a larger, sturdier core, but you would have to ask Sir Bo about that, as he has more experience with double-coring than I.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:05 pm 
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[Do yourself a favor and stick with solid fiberglass. If you can't order online for cores, then just search around at local hardware stores and the like. 1/2" can be a bit difficult to find, so you may have to resort to 3/8", which can be found with fence posts in stores like Farm and Fleet, or Rural King.


Oh look, there's a Farm n' Fleet in Madison!
http://www.farmandfleet.com/stores/madison.aspx

Definitely hit up Bo about practice times, I know a few realm mates and I will likely be down there this Sunday!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:27 am 
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i dont know who you are, but please get ahold of me at practice. we have the best tech in the game at our realm, we can save you alot of failed weapons and get you making good, long lasting gear right away.

pvc, no.
farm and fleet in madison, no
fleet farm in beaver dam, yes.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:35 am 
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Are you one of the younger kids that showed up last Sunday? If so Barley was the guy that. Showed you the ropes and would be another good local to talk to. I also believe your mom said you guys are actually from a little north of Madison and had a proper fleet farm so you might be able to get fiberglass there.

If not then all of that is irrelevant


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:22 pm 
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actuay zee i am and ok thanks everyone this helped alot i'll be there tomarrow see u there hope i can barrow another sward considering I have been gathering info and not making my own :D


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