Message from Hand Banana in Charlottesville 2.0 #gear_and_attire


2017-08-01 15:30:00 UTC  

Those bump inserts are so you dont hit your head on a crawlspace

2017-08-01 15:30:09 UTC  

They won't stop a brick or a bottle or a bikelock

2017-08-01 17:11:28 UTC  

Get a kevlar pasgt. They can be had for $50 on eBay and they make riot face shields that attach to them

2017-08-01 17:11:42 UTC  

Kurt V posted a great doc on them

2017-08-01 17:19:15 UTC  

For anyone concerned about covering tattoos, or just protection from sunburn, I'm getting this to go under my white polo. Supposed to be cool, compression, sweat wicking.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/341993295385329667/Screenshot_20170801-131617.png

2017-08-01 17:19:29 UTC  

Only 14 bucks

2017-08-01 17:49:18 UTC  

Was planning on bringing this, just waiting to see if it gets approval. Still need to do some touching up, but you get the idea.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/342000855014440972/IMG_20170801_123942.jpg

2017-08-01 18:45:27 UTC  

Lets hope they are!!

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/342014986748690432/20170730_162509.jpg

2017-08-01 19:43:09 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/321380582112231425/342029508800675850/50871501396095051.jpg

2017-08-01 20:24:44 UTC  

What did ya'll reinforce the shield edges with?

2017-08-01 20:26:39 UTC  

Looks like angle iron

2017-08-01 20:27:34 UTC  

I should bring my sabre

2017-08-01 21:00:52 UTC  

At Home Depot back where the brackets for the lumber are located there is an area with flat and angle pieces of metal. Also by the nuts and bolts you can find flat straps

2017-08-01 21:08:43 UTC  

What they said

2017-08-01 21:08:59 UTC  

About $40 worth of material. 15 without the brackets

2017-08-01 21:10:18 UTC  

I added the eyelets on top of the sides to mount a sling so it can be carried hands free when not engaged

2017-08-01 21:17:20 UTC  

An angled sling would be better

2017-08-01 21:17:31 UTC  

Carrying it like that it will flop around and be a pain in the ass

2017-08-01 21:23:08 UTC  

I think you are right... that's the prototype. Was thinking one more attachment point for a 3 point style sling

2017-08-01 21:25:30 UTC  

I am right

2017-08-01 21:25:37 UTC  

I do a lot of nerdy larp shit wit hshields

2017-08-01 21:29:37 UTC  

Lol I will follow your advice then

This was my first

2017-08-01 21:36:40 UTC  

did you see if they sell curved iron brackets? mine is a round shield. if not no biggie, i may actually just stretch some copper sheeting taut over it and rivet it down.

2017-08-01 21:38:17 UTC  

Not at home depot

2017-08-01 22:12:26 UTC  

copper it is

2017-08-01 22:51:11 UTC  

why metal

2017-08-01 23:00:22 UTC  

Something to cover the ugly plywood

2017-08-01 23:03:41 UTC  

sandpaper and paint

2017-08-01 23:13:34 UTC  

Think metal would be seen as too aggressive and warrant cop attention?

2017-08-01 23:15:58 UTC  

no.

2017-08-01 23:16:05 UTC  

not anymore than anyhting else

2017-08-01 23:16:32 UTC  

Metal is just heavy

2017-08-01 23:16:39 UTC  

I doubt they're going to have swords or halberds or something

2017-08-01 23:18:24 UTC  

I just figure the dings of antifa bodies against it would be a melody

2017-08-01 23:18:48 UTC  

A Symphony of delight

2017-08-01 23:18:59 UTC  

If they did that would be pretty sweet.

2017-08-01 23:25:43 UTC  
2017-08-01 23:27:08 UTC  

Roman symbols?

2017-08-01 23:27:56 UTC  

I see nothing Roman only Germanic

2017-08-01 23:29:30 UTC  

maybe a triskelion, but that'd be lost on normies

2017-08-01 23:29:48 UTC  

Put a swazi on it