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02-05-11, 07:56 PM #1
Of the bladesports kind
Are there any certification meetings lined up or being planned, id like to think the option is there open to me.. but as with most things its finance orientated so to Ian
and the others invoved..
1, like at the recent bardster event where knives were available to be used on loan could this work for bladesports certification?
2,what are the costs involved in becoming certified,
3,when do I start!
If i become involved in this I stress my interests are purely from an ENJOYMENT perspective and getting to know some likeminded enthusiasts, as i have already met Ian I know bladesports is a welcoming organisation and would hope this attitude is extended to all members
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02-05-11, 08:02 PM #2
02-05-11, 08:23 PM #3
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It is the social aspect that drew me too it as well
02-05-11, 08:33 PM #4
02-05-11, 08:38 PM #5
Ahh brilliant ill await more details from longstrider then! having fondaled his comp cutters id really like a swing on something like that! and the cost involeved in a commision like that is greater than I can expend for it not to be for me! you never know I may lack the natural ability to pick up the skills required so communal cutters would be an advantage and maybe even level out the playing field in lower level competition
02-05-11, 08:40 PM #6
02-05-11, 08:42 PM #7
02-05-11, 08:55 PM #8
I shall be making serious enquiries about hiring the same venue as last weekend's 'do' for a dedicated cutting weekend in the very near future. I'll wait until Bardster has had a chance to recover from his weekend of running the bushcrfat magazine event and I'll be talking to him about arranging it with the land-owner.
I envisage it consisting of arrivals on the Saturday morning with a Certification session for those who would like to take part in the afternoon.
Sunday morning we set up and hold a competition, have a spot of lunch and wend our weary way homewards
I never ask anything for my time and efforts with Certifications. This helps keep costs to a minimum, hopefully helping to keep the sport non-exclusive. We have to ask that cutters cover the cost of the materials and items that are cut during the event however. Costs for a combined Certfication and competition are usually in the £20 to £25 region depending on what we cut.
The landowner would need paying for overnight camping on a per- tent basis (I assume) but this would be ascertained once the arrangements were being finalised. I believe he usually asks for a tenner a night, but we might get a slightly better deal than that if we're lucky.
As soon as I am able to offer a possible date for the event I willpost details in this section of the forum.If it's not sharp, it's just a piece of metal.
www.longstrider.co.uk is now up and running :)
02-05-11, 08:59 PM #9
Brilliant news Ian sounds like some good things in the pipe line! i cant remember if i asked you before but How many Uk based certified cutters are there?
02-05-11, 09:00 PM #10
dont forget i cant hold me breath for long lol.
with regards to certification, do we actually get a certificate or our details logged somewhere? only asking as in another thread somewhere it was suggested such a link or certificate might be good to accompany the carrier of competition knives when on the way to or back from an event if stopped by plod?
02-05-11, 09:46 PM #11
Ack. I've only seen cutting comps on vid, and listened (watched?) you guys talk about them, and I suddenly and mystifyingly find myself wanting to have a go too...
So, um, I might be along (and proving I'm not mythical, or at least not fictional )
02-05-11, 09:49 PM #12
I'll be along to that one mate! I've already PMd Bardster about site hire for the LSECCA campout, so maybe we could merge the two events? (seeing as there was already an invite out for you to attend that one )
02-05-11, 10:15 PM #13
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sounds like a rock starting to roll
good work Ian & Co !
02-05-11, 10:29 PM #14
02-05-11, 10:35 PM #15
I'm definitely up for a certification event and if it can be combined with the LSECCA campout then so much the better.
A question, I've seen the videos of American cutting comps and they have red and white classes, do you have the same thing here?Ask the question and you are a fool for five minutes......don't ask the question and you are a fool for life.
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