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PUppy
-3rd February 2005, 03:20
Is there any way to increase my attack speed?

When I hold my epee, should I hold my epee either:
1:Just hold my epee, and let it sit there?
2:wave it in a direction?

vil
-3rd February 2005, 09:50
Originally posted by PUppy
Is there any way to increase my attack speed?
Move faster. :moon:

Some of the best advice I've ever had is to concentrate on getting the technique right and let the speed come naturally. Often if your technique is good the attack will seem faster anyway. For instance, make sure you're moving your hand before your feet when you lunge - that alone can make a huge difference.


When I hold my epee, should I hold my epee either:
1:Just hold my epee, and let it sit there?
2:wave it in a direction?
Not sure what you're asking about here. Do you mean when you're en garde, when you're attacking, when you're defending...? If you're attacking it's generally best to wave it in the vague direction of your opponent! ;)

Ulrika
-3rd February 2005, 11:22
Originally posted by vil
If you're attacking it's generally best to wave it in the vague direction of your opponent! ;)
Hahaha, excellent advice - and the funniest I'v read so far today. :grin:

That's a new signature for me, if you don't mind?

Tarmac
-3rd February 2005, 11:26
Originally posted by vil

If you're attacking it's generally best to wave it in the vague direction of your opponent! ;)
that just about sums up my style ;)

vil
-3rd February 2005, 14:02
Originally posted by Ulrika
That's a new signature for me, if you don't mind?
Gee, that's twice now. I'm flattered! :o:

Meneldil
-3rd February 2005, 15:28
Originally posted by vil
If you're attacking it's generally best to wave it in the vague direction of your opponent! ;)
That's where I was going wrong!

Rdb811
-3rd February 2005, 15:30
Originally posted by vil
If you're attacking it's generally best to wave it in the vague direction of your opponent! ;)

But not at foil.

Demonic
-3rd February 2005, 15:37
Originally posted by Rdb811
But not at foil.

I thought that all they did do..

You mean theres a skill to it too :tongue:

hahahaha!!!

gbm
-3rd February 2005, 15:53
Originally posted by Demonic
I thought that all they did do..

You mean theres a skill to it too :tongue:

hahahaha!!!

Oh yes... the one who waves best gets ROW :)

PUppy
-3rd February 2005, 17:55
Not sure what you're asking about here. Do you mean when you're en garde, when you're attacking, when you're defending...?

When I'm just moving around.

vil
-3rd February 2005, 18:57
Originally posted by PUppy
When I'm just moving around.
However you prefer, then. Make sure you keep it in a position that you can parry or stop hit from fairly easily (pointing straight out to your side is probably a bad idea). Vary it a bit too - if you always do the same thing, it makes your intentions easier to read.

vil
-3rd February 2005, 18:59
Originally posted by Demonic
I thought that all they did do..

You mean theres a skill to it too :tongue:

Well it does make a nice whooshing noise. :grin:

Ulrika
-3rd February 2005, 23:58
Originally posted by vil
Gee, that's twice now. I'm flattered! :o: Well, you are a man of great wisdom! :)

sabre_ferret
-4th February 2005, 04:13
I practice my reactions by winding up my pet cat 'Pele'. I try to tickle her under the chin while not getting mauled. She's a bit slower than me now, but catches me out from time to time, and gives me a bit of a savaging.

PS Don't call the RSPCA, she does enjoy our little 'bouts'....

Twohat
-5th February 2005, 17:23
I practice my reactions by winding up my pet cat 'Pele'. I try to tickle her under the chin while not getting mauled. She's a bit slower than me now, but catches me out from time to time, and gives me a bit of a savaging.

Daughter does that with our cat.

Cat isn't stupid, waits until she is asleep in bed then lunges at her head.

ceprab
-7th February 2005, 16:14
Originally posted by goodbadandme
Oh yes... the one who waves best gets ROW :)

I thought ROW was what the screaming and shouting was about.:rolleyes:

ceprab
-7th February 2005, 16:15
Originally posted by PUppy
When I'm just moving around.

Suggest that you spend less time 'just moving around' and look for an opportunity to attack.

luke99
-27th February 2005, 19:42
One of the ways i usually increase my attack speed is by using a variety of crossovers and normal steps, but discreetly so that when you get close enough and initiate an attack you oponent hasn't realised you're so close. Works for me but not sure if it's a good tactic or not.