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Steve
-25th March 2004, 16:46
I know it's probably on it's way out but i was just wondering:
Flicking, any tips??

aao
-25th March 2004, 17:33
don't miss

J_D
-25th March 2004, 17:44
Flicking hasn't been killed yet, you just have to fix the point properly!:grin:

Hudson
-26th March 2004, 18:35
And please practice it alot before using it in comps. feed up with getting slapped around the side of the head and accross my shoulder by people who think they can flick and just ebd up doing a sabre cut through my coller bone OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

NHCTUSA Fencer
-29th March 2004, 23:50
word on the street is big forearm, big big forearm, cause that's the muscle that preforms the whip.
:transport

uk_45
-30th March 2004, 19:07
Hmm all these foilest complaining about a foil flick now a sabre flick they can hurt!

Yeah i think the key is in the forearm from what ive seen

Steve
-30th March 2004, 19:44
Thanks for that guys,
Just wondering, are there any particular places to go for when flicking like the shoulder etc. Is anything else accessible with the flick and more difficult straight attacks, or is the flick just another method of getting round an opponents defence?

Robert
-30th March 2004, 20:20
Originally posted by uk_45
Hmm all these foilest complaining about a foil flick now a sabre flick they can hurt!


UK_45, I wonder this every time I see the note under your name, but I'm surprised a flick is effective in Sabre. Now, I don't do any Sabre at all so I don't know but my reading of t.79 (2) is that the president can annull any flick and award the riposte.

So surely if you flick, I just make my ordinary parry and hit you?

Robert

Rdb811
-30th March 2004, 22:34
Speaking as someone with form as a sabreur I think this might be a hareng rouge. Or even a canard ...

aao
-31st March 2004, 08:09
Roger that last post was cryptic even by your standards....i mean what do ducks have to do with the whole thing (red or otherwise??) and what on earth is someone who has 'form' as a sabreur??

J_D
-31st March 2004, 09:00
You could try a flick in prime to beneath the sword arm, and surelyRDB, that was a gross canard :moon:

pinkelephant
-31st March 2004, 10:08
Originally posted by aao
Roger that last post was cryptic even by your standards....i mean what do ducks have to do with the whole thing (red or otherwise??) and what on earth is someone who has 'form' as a sabreur??

Should be arrested.

Rdb811
-31st March 2004, 22:09
Originally posted by aao
Roger that last post was cryptic even by your standards....i mean what do ducks have to do with the whole thing (red or otherwise??) and what on earth is someone who has 'form' as a sabreur??

Well, that's pretty well shot my fox.

devalleassoc
-1st April 2004, 03:11
:womping: :shrug:

J_D
-1st April 2004, 07:38
Shooting foxes is unsporting, you ought to use dogs......:dogs:

Steve
-1st April 2004, 07:39
Is it just me, or has this thread veered slightly!?!

chortler
-1st April 2004, 10:26
Originally posted by J_D
Shooting foxes is unsporting, you ought to use dogs......:dogs:

Eh? Shooting dogs is more sporting ???

devalleassoc
-1st April 2004, 13:19
Originally posted by Steve
Is it just me, or has this thread veered slightly!?!


Obviously you ARE new, if you think this is veering, you haven't seen ANYTHING yet. (Actually we're just getting warmed up!!)

OFF TO THE HUNT......................... :grin:

oddball
-2nd April 2004, 16:50
True, but this may turn into a debate on fox hunting. Not my problem, no foxes in Guernsey so I can't hunt them anyway.

oddball
-2nd April 2004, 16:53
Shooting dogs? Hmmm.... Sounds interesting

Steve
-2nd April 2004, 19:07
Think my avater would beg to differ!!

devalleassoc
-2nd April 2004, 19:35
Yeah....right , dogs with swords!! Arf! Arf!:grin:

Winwaloe
-5th April 2004, 16:07
OK if you shoot the little poncy dogs but not proper dogs please. On the other hand you could just insert a broken foil blade in a suitable opening and use them as a floor mop!

Have been thinking about using a Border Collie to help with warm up games and keeping the youngsters in order!

On the side subject of flick hits, people seem to get them on most parts of the valid target. It has reached something of a problem at junior level as is is not unusual to see an attempted flick producing a white light whilst a hit with a point would have got the right result.

ceprab
-5th April 2004, 18:06
Originally posted by devalleassoc
Yeah....right , dogs with swords!! Arf! Arf!:grin:

Shooting seems harsh, but if he has a sword too, is it fair game to stab a dog?

devalleassoc
-5th April 2004, 18:45
Hmmm, interesting point!! I think it would be fair game!! (Of course, you could also throw darts at them!!);)

J_D
-5th April 2004, 20:25
that would make him a game dog?

devalleassoc
-5th April 2004, 20:30
LOL!!! Yeah, that's true, a "pointer", perhaps!!

devalleassoc
-5th April 2004, 20:32
....one that "flicks his tail"!!:grin:

Xerberus
-16th April 2004, 12:32
Originally posted by uk_45
Hmm all these foilest complaining about a foil flick now a sabre flick they can hurt!


You think that hurts try being hit with an epee flick (epees don't bend easily) the guy who tried a flick on me obviously thought they did! Caught me right on the collerbone OUCH!

Tubby
-16th April 2004, 18:50
if you step in as the epee flick to shoulder starts to descend you can take the blade on your shoulder and hope the tip doesn't get you on the back. your shoulder will hurt so don't complain - just make sure you get your point on as payment for taking it on the shoulder. Not very often the flick is to shoulder though, as my arm and wrist will testify. And you don't want to be stepping in then .....:grin:

uk_45
-17th April 2004, 08:51
Ok that sounds ouchy..very ouchy...yes ouchy have a foil blade snapped on a sensitive area can be scary!

oddball
-29th April 2004, 07:39
Even more scary if it goes through yer clothing..

devalleassoc
-29th April 2004, 13:31
What if I smack u on the head!!??:eek:

oddball
-29th April 2004, 16:43
Why, would that be scary?

devalleassoc
-30th April 2004, 00:40
Not really, I just thought I would try!!;)

oddball
-30th April 2004, 07:32
Methinks you are slightly out of distance!

devalleassoc
-30th April 2004, 11:10
Veerryy pfunny!!!:tongue:

oddball
-6th May 2004, 10:03
No. very unfunny!