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    And the award for more dramatic and flamboyant...

    And the award for more dramatic and flamboyant disagreement with a referee goes to...
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    Most of our coaches are already contenders for an...

    Most of our coaches are already contenders for an Olivier, especially when they disagree with the referee.
  3. Thread: Masks

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    Your first one is fine for domestic use. If you...

    Your first one is fine for domestic use. If you want to use it in FIE events, then you'll need to upgrade it to a "contour fit plus", which is a magnetic strap that goes around the bib.
    ...
  4. As was just commented on in the car by Osprey17:...

    As was just commented on in the car by Osprey17:

    "That would make passivity fun to call".

    And from thermal:

    "You'd need a stopwatch again."

    PASSIVITY. IN SABRE. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT...
  5. Priority does something quite important. It says...

    Priority does something quite important. It says "you're safe to start and finish an attack, almost irrespective of what your opponent does". Which increases quite significantly the number of...
  6. Allowing fencers to hit with the edge of the...

    Allowing fencers to hit with the edge of the blade.

    </trololol>
  7. Except it's not. No doubles would strategically...

    Except it's not. No doubles would strategically change the game quite considerably.
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    Bartosz Piasecki is 6ft 5in.

    Bartosz Piasecki is 6ft 5in.
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    Bump.

    Bump.
  10. "About Fencing" - An illustrated children book about fencing.

    Found via reddit, thought this deserved a share.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/about-fencing
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    Apologies and Corrections

    During the competition, a competitor was removed for failing to arrive at the piste. Despite us using an FIE approved version of Fencing Time, the software unfortunately excluded rather than...
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    Live Results

    Live results for the Man Cadet will be available here:

    http://www.manchestercadet.org/live/
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    Is no filming a restriction from Ziemek, or...

    Is no filming a restriction from Ziemek, or yourself?

    Just got back from Budapest, where we were encouraged to film, write and record as much as we possibly could. It's been invaluable to review...
  14. A reduction in the number of broken blades leads...

    A reduction in the number of broken blades leads to a reduction in the number of potential incidents by a factor of five. It does not reduce the risk at the moment a broken blade does occur.

    As a...
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    Oh crap. Best do mine when I get back then...

    Oh crap. Best do mine when I get back then...
  16. Thread: More Charges!

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    Last time trips like this were centrally...

    Last time trips like this were centrally co-ordinated, arrangements were made from London.

    Which meant that every time a fencer outside of the M25 travelled, they had to go via London. ...
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    Thank you Jorge, that's everything I was hoping...

    Thank you Jorge, that's everything I was hoping to understand.

    Also interesting penetration point, and interesting failures. Good to hear he's doing well, everything given he's been exceptionally...
  18. Thread: More Charges!

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    "Travelling with the team". Read as...

    "Travelling with the team".

    Read as "travelling from London, at a time that means I have to travel to London the day before and stay an additional night".

    The 30 penalty charge is going to be...
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    Oh, agree. Was yesterday. I missed the...

    Oh, agree. Was yesterday. I missed the incident, but was told it was an unbroken blade. Mildly more reasonable with a broken one.

    Agree this is a combat sport and there are risks. With a...
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    As an aside, there appears to have been another...

    As an aside, there appears to have been another critical jacket failure leading to a abdominal penetration injury with an unbroken blade. Does anyone know which manufacturer's jacket it was?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
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    Psst. We're not using the Wifi (it fell over...

    Psst. We're not using the Wifi (it fell over when I was last there just handling GMail). We're using my little yellow box.
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    If anyone wants it, the L8 to finals are...

    If anyone wants it, the L8 to finals are available here.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeemPwHaxWoTPzr5VmPMhnX6egGl34_l3
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    Aren't I right in thinking they've shown...

    Aren't I right in thinking they've shown considerable improvement since London?
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    Funnily enough the FIE coaching course will be...

    Funnily enough the FIE coaching course will be observing the A Grade tomorrow.
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