- HMBIA Authenticity Committee: New national teams can get advice from HMBIA. The Authenticity Committee has a group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticityCommitteeHMBIA) which contains a lot of materials and people can ask questions about their armor.
There is a significant number of sets, especially European ones, which are authentic and aesthetic, and offer good protection during buhurts. As for the bad armor… The main problem is that HMB is a costly sport, and people try to save money somehow, they start looking for something. In the end, after spending the same money and a lot of time they get inappropriate armor, although they could easily buy a good thing from the start… “Economy-price” armor costs about as much as a normal and authentic, aesthetic kit providing good protection in buhurts. As practice shows, an attempt to save on protective gear leads to nothing good. One of the main aims of the Authenticity Committee is to teach people buy good, normal things and not lose money using them.