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August 2014
Viscoelastic polymers (i.e. Zoombang) can be considered the equivalent of heavy leather worn over .25 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam.
 
Update to Siege Handbook Section III C. 3. - Siege Ammunition Materials (additions are underlined):
 
Old Wording
Section III C. 3.
Siloflex must meet the following standards: for pipe that is black in color, it must be manufactured to ASTM D2239 or D2737; be made from PE3408; be sized 1"ID (2.5cm) if D2239 or 1-1/4"OD (3.2cm) if D2737; and have a SIDR rating of 15 or lower or have a SODR rating of 17 or lower. For pipe that is yellow in color, it must be manufactured to ASTM D2513; made from PE 2406; be 1"IPS (2.5cm); and have an SDR of 11. (Please note that shafts made from yellow Siloflex may not be covered with tape, and the markings must be visible)
 
New Wording
Section III C. 3.
Siloflex must meet the following standards: for pipe that is black in color, it must be manufactured to ASTM D2239 or D2737; be made from PE3408 or PE3608; be sized 1"ID (2.5cm) if D2239 or 1-1/4"OD (3.2cm) if D2737; and have a SIDR rating of 15 or lower or have a SODR rating of 17 or lower. For pipe that is yellow in color, it must be manufactured to ASTM D2513; made from PE2406 or PE2708; be 1"IPS (2.5cm); and have an SDR of 11. (Please note that shafts made from yellow Siloflex may not be covered with tape, and the markings must be visible)
 
October 2013:
New version of the Marshals' Handbook posted
 
November 2013:
Update to Handbook: Remove item #16,under Weapon Standards, Section A.
 
VII. WEAPONS STANDARDS
A. General
16. Weapons under 48" (1.22 m) or greater than 7' 6" (2.29 m) in length may have either a thrusting tip or a butt spike, but not both at the same time. The madu was not a weapon of individual combat during the SCA's period of study, and therefore it is excluded.

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