• Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -24th July 2017, 17:08
    It is when you consider the teams were not at the same competitive level as those fencing FIE events. Coming back from being down 40-20 to win is...
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -24th July 2017, 15:07
    About the same thing happened in a local team sabre match in Southern California years ago....a legend for the older sabeurs around here.
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -22nd July 2017, 16:13
    Is this the same commentator for whom EVERY action is a parry riposte...even when there's no blade contact?
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -22nd July 2017, 15:05
    Keep in mind that if he eventually wants to compete in chair, there are bery specific dimensions for the chair to be used in competition. If you...
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -22nd July 2017, 15:03
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    Not for the blade ripping something off...it's because the loose trim may catch and break the blade. A run with a hot glue gun fixes that. The...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -21st July 2017, 16:12
    Bullet dodged in the MS L16....had the Iranian won, he would've been up against the Israeli in the L8...and we all know the infantile Trump-level...
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -19th July 2017, 23:59
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    No....they DO reveal a soft mesh if it's under the probe....that's part of what the test is for...a visual or feel test may not show it the way a...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -18th July 2017, 23:33
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    Likely the only test they performed (not counting the bib conductivity yest if it was foil) was just a visual inspection and feeling for any dings or...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -18th July 2017, 00:18
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    However, the rules DO give the armorer the right to test a mask that is suspect....and I suspect EVERY mask that comes to my station...FIE or not. ...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -17th July 2017, 14:14
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    A better question would be how many tournaments anywhere have control done by people who actual;ly have a clue about HOW to properly do it? You're...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -17th July 2017, 14:12
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    Control has 2 purposes at an event. First and foremost is safety via the punch test and visual inspection for masks, visual for gloves. Secondly...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -16th July 2017, 11:41
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    Yeah...but a responsible vendor doesn't sell a mask to grow into...at least I don't. Room to grow in a glove or jacket is one thing...doing so in...
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -15th July 2017, 22:02
    Purple Fencer replied to a thread Mask safety in Tournaments
    The only thing I might have an issue with is carding for the mask falling during the action (unless there was a previously noted issue that was not...
    33 replies | 1794 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -12th July 2017, 23:21
    I'm an armorer....it's what I do!
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -12th July 2017, 20:13
    You can get hurt by a broken dry blade as easily as a broken electric one. Given the age and likely degradation of the kevlar....Id put it aside...
    7 replies | 515 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -11th July 2017, 13:50
    Nice. On a side note....those reels need to be moved in towards the center of the pid....they're actually a tripping hazard the way they're...
    5 replies | 657 view(s)
  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -8th July 2017, 03:49
    If you were to compete in the US, however, that underarm is legal for ALL competitions....up to and including US nationals. In the US, the only FIE...
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  • Purple Fencer's Avatar
    -26th June 2017, 22:51
    In the US if you want to buy the patch for leg, you can go right ahead. That being said...if you're a relatively unskilled/inexperienced...
    115 replies | 10106 view(s)
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