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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q?
How long/heavy are the lances? What are they made of?
A.

Our lances are handmade of pine with a 8 foot body and a 3 foot scored tip. This makes them "semi-solid" lances. There is a copper collar holding the 2 pieces together making it easy to change out the tips on the field. The lances average 8-9 pounds each.

Q?
Is the armour hot?
A.

This is the most asked question at events.  Yes the armour is hot to wear.

Q?
What does the armour weight?
A.

A full set of armour can weight more than 45 kilograms or 100 pounds.

Q?
How old are the horses?
A.

There is a wide age range, typically a horse won't be started in jousting until they are 5 years old. Many are competitive into their early 20's. Their careers often are longer than their riders. When a STALC horse retires they live out their days on the farm, possibly telling the younger horses that things were a lot different in their day...

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Q?
What does the armour cost?
A.

Depends on the suit. A good used historically accurate suit will go for $8000.00. A new custom suit of reasonable quality is $10000 .00 and up.

Q?
Where do you get your armour?
A.

From a reputable armourer! There are currently more armourers making a living making historical armour than there has been since the 1800s. Be prepared to wait. They often have a 2 year wait list!

Q?
How long does it take to learn how to joust?
A.

This depends on the person. An accomplished rider with a mounted Skill at Arms background could pick up the basics in a weekend. A person new to both sports and riding may take over a year of weekly practice.