What foam is used in LARP weapons?

What foam is used in LARP weapons?

polyethylene foam
While appearance is a major part of the fun of LARP, the safety of these weapons remains the focus during creation. One of the best basic materials for maintaining shape and durability while providing a soft, shock absorbing surface is polyethylene foam.

What is foam LARP?

A foam weapon, also known as a boffer, padded weapon, or latex weapon, is a padded mock weapon used for simulated handheld combat. Such weapons are used in simulated battles called battle gaming and in some live action role-playing games (LARPs).

What foam does calimacil use?

polyurethane foam
Calimacil’s exclusive polyurethane foam provides durability and fatigue resistance against repeated blows during major battles. Even if the surface is cut, the foam remains strong and safe. Calimacil: reliability you can count on!

Are LARP weapons durable?

LARP Hammers All of our LARP weapons are crafted with durability in mind. Many of them are virtually maintenance free, while being made to withstand many temperatures and types of weather.

Do LARP weapons hurt?

For safety reasons, the core rod does not extend to the tip, therefore the tip will bend when strained. This is desired when jabbing with a LARP weapon, as you don’t want to hurt anyone. But if the tip is overstrained, sooner or later it will snap off and your LARP weapon will be unusable.

Are foam swords safe?

SUPER SAFE AND SOFT SWORDS – These toy foam swords are sturdy enough to have a good time with but soft enough to ensure no one gets hurt. 2 DIFFERENT COLORS FOR TEAM PLAY – Each pack comes with a mix of swords with blue handles and green handles for team activities.

How long does calimacil take to ship?

This item is made to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.

What is the difference between LARP and SCA?

Most LARP groups use padded weapons for combat (boffer weapons), but in the SCA padded weapons are typically reserved for children. It is easy to assume that LARP fighters use padded weapons because they can’t handle heavier fighting styles, but in reality most groups use padded weapons because that is what they know.

How does LARP combat work?

The Basics: LARP combat is not about HITTING anyone, just TOUCHING them with a weapon. Always keep the weapon within 90 degrees or straight ahead, that is, always keep the weapon where you can see it. Never hit anyone in the head, groin, or neck.

What is foam fighting?

Foam fighting, a type of Live Action Role Play, began in the mid-1970s in Washington, D.C., as a full-contact battle game with padded weapons. Today, foam-fighting groups can be found across North America, Europe and Australia.


On the surface the average SCA event does not look all that different from the average LARP event. However the SCA is only considered a LARP if you stop at the point of simple surface comparison and fail to include the many aspects that make the SCA unique from other activities.

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