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    The picture wouldn't load for me, but it looks...

    The picture wouldn't load for me, but it looks like a small hole in the material.

    You can try to just sew it shut, unless it's too big to easily do so.
  2. I was actually surprised...as communication with...

    I was actually surprised...as communication with the membership has NOT been one of USA Fencing's strong suits in recent years.
  3. At US domestic events, weight and shim testing is...

    At US domestic events, weight and shim testing is done before EVERY bout...from the first one in pool to the gold medal.

    I agree with Cyranna's Father that sometimes the strip shims are worn down....
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    As the S. Korean team...if you know how to use...

    As the S. Korean team...if you know how to use them, yes.
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    Perhaps....but there IS the convenience of...

    Perhaps....but there IS the convenience of cleaning the padding and switching bibs. Plus, it's the face...better protection if a good thing.
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    Shall I mention the Gardere grip....which is...

    Shall I mention the Gardere grip....which is illegal everywhere BUT England???


    Yes...the Zips are legal in the US...at ALL levels of domestic competition, up to and including our Nationals.
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    The plastron is NOT impact protection....it's...

    The plastron is NOT impact protection....it's PENETRATION protection.
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    We've had MANY cats over the years (as many as 20...

    We've had MANY cats over the years (as many as 20 at one time...that happens when you're in rescue), but never a full MC...a few MC mixes, tho
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    Put it on a practice dummy.

    Put it on a practice dummy.
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    Yep....it happens on occasion (although I try to...

    Yep....it happens on occasion (although I try to minimize when I do it to one of my clients).

    A couple of times, the manufacturer's screwed up and put two 3mm sockets on instead of one 3mm and one...
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    I thought it was a medal sport in 1904. ...

    I thought it was a medal sport in 1904.

    Schlager7 at F.net ran a single stick comp around Xmas....still waiting for him to put up video.
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    I REALLY wish I'd gotten a better shot of one of...

    I REALLY wish I'd gotten a better shot of one of the more clear hits to the chest, but I was trying to keep the box in frame, and I was about to start my own class.

    I REALLY wanna see the electric...
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    Also try Fencing.net at...

    Also try Fencing.net at http://shop.fencing.net/product_p/fdn-39004.htm
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    You CAN get guards that have been colored and are...

    You CAN get guards that have been colored and are still conductive (My epee has a purple one so it's easy to ID....or rather, it WAS purple until I started using it!).

    Try Alliance in the US...
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    It was an Uhlmann, actually 1162 (yeah yeah...the...

    It was an Uhlmann, actually 1162 (yeah yeah...the only difference is Uhlmann's blue and Allstar's red), but there are other factors, which I see as an armorer.

    1) There were never any specs on...
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    Actually, he should've gotten a black card for...

    Actually, he should've gotten a black card for throwing the gear...unacceptable behavior at any age.
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    Probably a world-wide ban...they were banned in...

    Probably a world-wide ban...they were banned in the US for foil and epee right after the FIE banned them following that mask failure at a Jr world cup (I have the pic....scary).

    And let's be...
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    At our Junior Olympic qualifers last weekend I...

    At our Junior Olympic qualifers last weekend I sold 2 replacement guards for ones that had cracks under the strengthener...and they were pretty beat up.

    For one with long life, get a Vniti...
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    Banning the lexan masks for sabre would make me...

    Banning the lexan masks for sabre would make me VERY happy as an armorer. I hate Hate HATE that I can't put the punch in front of the eyes...where Smirnov got hit. And asking the fencer to make...
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    The various marching arts boards can get just as...

    The various marching arts boards can get just as nasty as that forum where the fight was over the color of Spitfires.

    The best one is generally Drum Corps Planet (...
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    BFA no longer paying refs??

    "British Fencing has decided to not pay referees any more than expenses: "the practice of paying per diem allowances to referees and other officials, introduced in 2012, will be suspended. Expenses...
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    If I remember correctly, it was a student film,...

    If I remember correctly, it was a student film, so the acting quality was never going to be Oscar-caliber.

    As for the fencing...remember, these are NOT fencers to begin with (with the possibly...
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    Re 2014 Sr Worlds....the USFA is having an...

    Re 2014 Sr Worlds....the USFA is having an emergency board meeting tomorrow where I believe this will be discussed, as the US has been asked if we can pick it up (looks like the prior venue fell...
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    When Kolobkov was in the US a few years back, he...

    When Kolobkov was in the US a few years back, he fenced in a NAC (North American Cup....major event). I'd been knocked out of foil by that time and a bunch of us were standing behind his end of the...
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    A hot glue gun works as well. Fill the rubber...

    A hot glue gun works as well. Fill the rubber channel, put it back down...done.
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