Jamie_Lambo wrote:i read this "their lumps of wood are much longer than your pencils" and i probs got the wrong impression, as its not exactly hard to be longer than a pencil lol but i wouldnt class a pick axe handle as a lump of wood, its an efficent tool, the word "lump" was probably the wrong word to use, ive also have many experiences, ive had groups of blokes swinging baseball bats with 4" nails sticking out the end, swinging machetes and pool cues, i came out unscathed though,takeoman wrote:Not quite sure when the lumps of wood became long lumps of wood. I envisaged something considerably shorter. While respecting your fighting ability Jamie, I note you seem to have discounted the other five participants in the original scenario.Way back in the day I actually experienced this type of situation, at a political rally in Belfast, shouldn't have heckled the speaker, the security guards didnt like it. I think I was holding my own with the first one, but a couple of heavy blows to the back of the head from 2 and 3 put me down after that it was no contest. The blows to the head were delivered with cut down pick axe handles I was told later.Jamie_Lambo wrote:you know having a long lump of wood in a fight you are at a major disadvantage? im not sure how many fights you been in but having a big lump of wood in a fight isnt efficient at all,takeoman wrote:juansweetpotato wrote:
No one has stated the obvious yet, do what the locals do and get on the phone to one of your pals immediately, he will do the rest. Oh, shit! I just remembered I haven't got any pals. Pencils in the eyes it'll have to be then.
Both those times I was attacked on mass, the mass came off worse than me, although I did get sucker punched at the end of the other one which broke my nose. Just one hard punch. When someone you don't know calls your name in a fight, don't look up. lol
Still I broke 3 of theirs, so that ain't bad. All over a stupid girl of course.
No I don't wish violence on anyone. Your opponents aren't going to wait for you to make the phone call, and as their lumps of wood are much longer than your pencils you are probably going to be hitting the ground before you get a chance to do anything much. Once on the ground your fate will be much the same as this unfortunate families.
to swing a long lump of wood at someone is slow and requires a lot of energy to swing, if i get up in your space then that lump of wood is absolutely useless and you only have 1 hand to fight back against my 2 fists theres no chance, if you want to get tooled up without using a blade, a piece of metal no longer than 2ft is what you want
now if they had come at us not being tooled up it would have been a different story, tools act more as a deterrent or intimidation than an efficient weapon in an actual fight,
the most efficient tool in a fight is what we back home would call a Cosh, which is a short piece of metal or wood, around 2ft, light weight but solid enought that if swing can still provide a damaging blow, and still would have the use of both fists at close range, if someones coming at me with a Cosh, im backing the fuck up lol the police (as they cant carry guns) carry Coshes, they are made of some extendable solid metal, and i tell you 1 thing, they fucking hurt when they swipe them at your legs!
The thing that frequently decides the outcome in these situations is whetever one's assilants are amateur "hard men" or professionals. A hollowed out squash racket handle which has been filled with ball bearings makes a handy cosh. In Northern Ireland the police do have guns, and back in my day so did many others, so one tended to be very careful as to whom you got in a fight with.