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  1. Good luck to Gabby in her new job. I hope we...

    Good luck to Gabby in her new job. I hope we hear some noise from her soon.

    Another non-fencer?
  2. "In return those referees will be expected to...

    "In return those referees will be expected to referee at major competitions within the UK."

    And a blind eye turned if they're never seem domestically?
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    That sounds like a damn fine bargain. Except...

    That sounds like a damn fine bargain.

    Except I'm North.
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    I've seen modern takes on traditional dress done...

    I've seen modern takes on traditional dress done so well. This is not one of them.

    It's awful. I genuinely have nothing positive to say about it.
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    Yes. That is all.

    Yes.

    That is all.
  6. Thread: EYCs

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    Interesting FB post from Four of Clubs (EYC...

    Interesting FB post from Four of Clubs (EYC relevant)

    https://www.facebook.com/FourofClubsFencing/posts/10152588608483628

    "Now here's something to think about. At every competition we go to...
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    Glue is not the long term answer (although if...

    Glue is not the long term answer (although if you're doing a dozen, it's certainly easier on the wallet in the short term).

    The long term answer has been provided by a few manufacturers. Leon...
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    Or you retro-fit existing masks. LP's is 15 a mask.
  9. TRAITOR! (I hand wash my PBT jacket in some...

    TRAITOR!

    (I hand wash my PBT jacket in some light detergent, and then hang to dry. The downside with having to wash with the leather attached is that the bathroom looks like you've massacred a...
  10. British Fencing Competitions Calendar Paid Service

    Want to list competitions on the BF website calendar?

    Pay up.

    http://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1089
  11. Thread: New Sabre Time

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    Tell me you're kidding.

    Tell me you're kidding.
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    Rob - another one of your Sock Puppet accounts?

    Rob - another one of your Sock Puppet accounts?
  13. Thread: New Sabre Time

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    I like my LP one. After initial grumblings, it's...

    I like my LP one. After initial grumblings, it's settled and very usable.

    There are construction problems, and some have been known to come apart. This is a universal problem with all brands...
  14. Thread: New Sabre Time

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    Sabre blades often has short ... life spans. ...

    Sabre blades often has short ... life spans.

    Since you're "returning" to sabre (no one really leaves), and the LM is a decent blade, I'd recommend using it to destruction. LP has released a...
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    Duelling Banjos. How southern fencers see...

    Duelling Banjos. How southern fencers see Northern competitions.

    ;-)
  16. In my case, simply timing. I'm already in London...

    In my case, simply timing. I'm already in London for a conference on the Saturday, I was hoping the event was going to be run on a Sunday. There's also a travel time consideration - I'm coming from...
  17. I'd be interested to know why the low conversion...

    I'd be interested to know why the low conversion rate. 60 is a reasonable amount for a full day of interesting content. All props to Pavaski to trying to get this up and running, and I'd sad to...
  18. Thread: The Leeds Open

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    bafco, you don't run the DT for the Leeds open,...

    bafco, you don't run the DT for the Leeds open, do you? Or just the site?
  19. This. Does. Look. Really. Good. *sigh* ...

    This. Does. Look. Really. Good.

    *sigh*

    Damn commitments. To all those going, please enjoy. To all those who can't be arsed, get off your butt and take up a rare opportunity.
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    FWF also have a 800N glove on the market. If FWF...

    FWF also have a 800N glove on the market. If FWF is a better fit, you may have more luck here.
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    I genuinely can't find them. Suspect...

    I genuinely can't find them.

    Suspect ChrisHeaps has been taken over by marketingdroid. Quick, eradicate the source of the infection.
  22. Just had a look around the SF website. And the...

    Just had a look around the SF website.

    And the news section.

    And found a working RSS feed.

    Well designed, well thought out, well implemented, tight on scope, information where I expect it...
  23. Thread: Protein Shakes

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    There was a stand at the BYCs for anti-doping in...

    There was a stand at the BYCs for anti-doping in sport. Proudly displayed front and centre was a giant tub of Maximuscle asking if you knew what was in your supplements. Worth bearing in mind if...
  24. Thread: BYC Results

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    Wasn't sure whether to post views or not. Sod...

    Wasn't sure whether to post views or not.

    Sod it.

    Saturday was chaos. That's universally accepted. From the POV of indiviudal fencers, the delay in the U12 BE between L64, L32 and L16 was...
  25. Thread: BYC Results

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    Don't be daft. There is no such thing as...

    Don't be daft.

    There is no such thing as magic.

    Jon is simply a minor deity, to be worshipped by all for helping get things back on track over the Sunday and Monday.
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