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    Worn Piste Markings

    What can I use to renew worn/faded markings on an Artos piste?

    I've asked Artos but they don't believe in replying to emails. Presumably it's easier to sell a new piste!
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    I agree - it seems logical to spectators (fencers...

    I agree - it seems logical to spectators (fencers or civilians) that the light denotes the fencer hit (and not the hitter) but I can't remember the original rational for the change.
  3. Thread: Uhlmann Boxes

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    Uhlmann Boxes

    We seem to have come across foil issues with Uhlmann boxes. Over a number of competitions, several fencers (different weapon makes/ different points - all pass equipment checks) hit directly on...
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    Or Amazon at around half the LP price....

    Or Amazon at around half the LP price.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garryson-Garryflex-Abrasive-Block-120grit/dp/B0001P08UQ/ref=lp_1789102031_1_2?srs=1789102031&ie=UTF8&qid=1498123238&sr=8-2
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    It has! ...

    It has! https://www.evergreen.ie/brands/fentimans/fentimans-traditional-dandelion-burdock

    They have! http://www.agbarr.co.uk/our-brands/barr-flavours/
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    As for boring sports like golf - all that walking...

    As for boring sports like golf - all that walking around with someone to carry the bag - why not have competitors carry their own bags, run between shots and have a limited time for putts, with the...
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    Well, of course Ireland used to be part of UK but...

    Well, of course Ireland used to be part of UK but was never part of GB. Camogie is also played in Northern Ireland which is not part of GB but is (still) part of UK. Ditto for hurling. Both are...
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    It requires entry through the EFC...

    It requires entry through the EFC (eurofencing.info) where it's also listed as U23 and requires EFC membership but won't recognise an FIE licence.

    Do you know if I can enter as a Senior with an...
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    Or perhaps this: A psychologist walked around a...

    Or perhaps this:
    A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full"...
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    More importantly IMO, how do you then communicate...

    More importantly IMO, how do you then communicate changing conventions to fencers and coaches. Rather than have competitors simply rock up to a competition (like Montreux) only to find that emphasis...
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    Muggsy Bogues 5'3"!!

    Muggsy Bogues 5'3"!!
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    And many of them, if you're marking a piste. ...

    And many of them, if you're marking a piste.

    As the markings have to be conductive, what sort of spray/roll-on coatings would fit the bill? Or does everyone just scrap the piste when the markings...
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    Paint for felxible piste marking

    Can anyone suggest a suitable paint for renewing the markings on flexible pistes?
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    Kind of counter-intuitive tho' - you hit someone...

    Kind of counter-intuitive tho' - you hit someone and your LEDs light up.

    Surely much more natural if the person who is hit has their LEDs light? Back to the old way of registering of hits!
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    I agree: hardly libellous; feeling bullied is...

    I agree: hardly libellous; feeling bullied is different from being bullied and trolling is an occupational hazard of forums.


    Well, anonymous +rep is also invidious. So someone does/doesn't like...
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    Happened to me - outdoor competition, pouring...

    Happened to me - outdoor competition, pouring rain : shock at every hit! Not sure whether it encouraged passivity tho'
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    I really like the image of hitting someone and...

    I really like the image of hitting someone and their lamé fluorescing. You'd have to reverse the lights (again) so that the light comes on for the fencer who is hit, but still... very televisual and...
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    I'm told the latest thinking is based around...

    I'm told the latest thinking is based around antifragility, heuristics and cognitive bias - whatever they are?
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    The difficulty is how you enforce a mandatory...

    The difficulty is how you enforce a mandatory membership which confers no tangible benefit. How do you police people simply getting together to fence?

    Easier perhaps to make it more than...
  20. This from a John Inverdale interview (my...

    This from a John Inverdale interview (my emphasis):

    “When you have a big game like a Murray match and you’ve 10 to15 million people watching, the majority will not have picked up a tennis racquet...
  21. Yes, I agree. Works well in rugby. But in the...

    Yes, I agree. Works well in rugby. But in the Europeans, I watched one of the refs remove his headset to talk to a fencer and put it on again to start the bout! The discussion of a video replay...
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    Whatever about communications skills, someone...

    Whatever about communications skills, someone can't proofread the job description!

    However, the bit I like best is
    i.e. a human shield.
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    Like musicians are reputed to do for their...

    Like musicians are reputed to do for their cello/double bass/ really valuable other instruments? And does Ryanair/ other airlines accept this?
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    FML x 2 Can't wait for more narration of the...

    FML x 2

    Can't wait for more narration of the score and time. Oh, and the simple addition/subtraction for us arithmetically challenged viewers who can't work out that, if one score is 9 and the...
  25. I like the idea of the actual hit area lighting...

    I like the idea of the actual hit area lighting but in the interim why not just the fencer who is hit fluoresces red/green. Yes, you'd have to go back to the old way of indicating hits (i.e. the...
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