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    OK one example - One chap I work with has this as...

    OK one example - One chap I work with has this as his personal laptop and is very pleased with it. The link below is to Dell's outlet shop and it has a three year warranty included. Doesn't have a...
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    What size screen are you after (17/15/13") and...

    What size screen are you after (17/15/13") and does weight matter? You also really need 8GB RAM (min) as Windows works better with that amount. I have a lot of experience (it's my job) of Lenovo and...
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    I would be interesting to know what it does over...

    I would be interesting to know what it does over and above a Hitmate? (if anything)
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    It's all very well saying "fence at the correct...

    It's all very well saying "fence at the correct distance" but this is foil not epee and the OP indicated they were a beginner and hence probably fencing other beginners. It would be shame to loose...
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    As someone who got fed up of bruised ribs I can...

    As someone who got fed up of bruised ribs I can highly recommend a chest protector (underneath your plastron). At about 25 it is a lot cheaper than another plastron. You'll just have to get used to...
  6. Maybe fencers are so picky because a lot of them...

    Maybe fencers are so picky because a lot of them went to a 'grammar' school?

    Anyway clever name for the website.
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    I never knew what they were called but if you...

    I never knew what they were called but if you mean the thing that detected a flick then I have one capteur and two complete old sabres with the BNC sockets on if you are interested.

    (and yes it's...
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    Do also make sure you warm up and stretch...

    Do also make sure you warm up and stretch properly before and after training (and fencing). If the muscles are not warmed fully before fencing then they will tighten and tire prematurely. After...
  9. Just the January edition will be PDF only, then...

    Just the January edition will be PDF only, then from April only one per household will be posted. That is according to the editorial piece where it mentions being printed on thinner paper and limited...
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    Surely the easiest way with domain registration...

    Surely the easiest way with domain registration is to use a shared email address (e.g. gmail or outlook.com)? So I use Fasthosts for example and the account I logon to uses this email address. That...
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    Good news indeed, however the pricing structure...

    Good news indeed, however the pricing structure has changed so that it is now subscription based. It is now $99 for the first year and $49/year thereafter (or $89 for two years). It looks like the v3...
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    Announced new Head Coach:...

    Announced new Head Coach: http://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=896
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    As pointed out LP's Epee Evolution handle is in...

    As pointed out LP's Epee Evolution handle is in current use. I suggest you read their statement about handle modifications too. My reading is that whilst it is technically against the rules, it...
  14. Wireless for all by 2016?

    Interesting news item from the FIE:

    http://www.fie.org/en/news/fie-launches-wireless-2016-contest-0-3117

    OK it's not radical but a good step forward?
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    Instead of just a negative comment why not thank...

    Instead of just a negative comment why not thank and praise the volunteer refs for their hard work and then suggest some improvements with reasons why. That way people might appreciate it as advice...
  16. I don't think anyone is saying it is OK for any...

    I don't think anyone is saying it is OK for any tournament to be poor, and I certainly don't believe any volunteer sets out to run a poor competition. But you miss the point - If the effort is large,...
  17. Because hotels are businesses that have to make a...

    Because hotels are businesses that have to make a profit to survive and you tend to have multiple options of hotels. Most competitions are not run for a profit but by unpaid volunteers (i.e. not a...
  18. Fully aware of askfred. However we do not have...

    Fully aware of askfred. However we do not have this in the UK. I personnaly don't care whether an existing system is used or a new one created, so long as it achieves the requirements for helping to...
  19. Of course to achieve some of what you say are you...

    Of course to achieve some of what you say are you prepared to pay more? Lets not forget most competitions are run by unpaid and unloved volunteers who are desperately trying to run these events with...
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    LP bayonet wire and socket review

    After some comments I made about the LP bayonet sockets and bodywires and the fact I had converted over to the two pin system, the kind folks at LP decided to challenge me to try out their updated...
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    It wasn't built for the Olympics. To quote the...

    It wasn't built for the Olympics. To quote the TFL site:

    "The crossing will encourage regeneration in the area, help people access attractions, and bring tourists to the Greenwich Peninsula and...
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    How old are your LP bodywires? I have a couple of...

    How old are your LP bodywires? I have a couple of new silver colour ones that I have now converted back to from the two pin type as they are lighter and more flexible and reliable than the two pin...
  23. Poll: I think you are confusing the usage of split...

    I think you are confusing the usage of split spring washers and lock washers. Only lock washers should dig in. Spring washers provide a force against both the nut and the handle thus increasing the...
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    Personally I think Keith has missed the point...

    Personally I think Keith has missed the point that for an adult 20 goes to BFA which includes a magazine, insurance, costs of running the organisation, etc (all fully published) but my other 20...
  25. Poll: I can only speak about foil handles but the...

    I can only speak about foil handles but the spring washer is variable in success. The problem I find is more down to the handle in use and the fact the end nearest the guard is sometimes a bit too...
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