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    For me it was a bit complex but partly going to...

    For me it was a bit complex but partly going to university, first year no problem living on campus hall was close, second year beer and the Aberystwyth hill prevented me doing much, third year I...
  2. Thread: Broken blade

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    As an epeeist, 2-3mm sounds like quite a lot....

    As an epeeist, 2-3mm sounds like quite a lot. There are people on here who will tweak their points to get the travel on their epees to be just legal.

    The issue still exists that if it went that...
  3. Thread: Broken blade

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    Possible but unwise, a break that soon may well...

    Possible but unwise, a break that soon may well indicate that their are some cracks in the metal and it is likely there are other cracks so it could well go again quite quickly, it would also be...
  4. Sounds like one of the wires is earthing against...

    Sounds like one of the wires is earthing against the blade or guard, probably worth checking where the wire runs between the blade and guard, try sliding the insulation a little bit further down the...
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    The restructuring seems aimed exclusively aimed...

    The restructuring seems aimed exclusively aimed at increasing revenue rather than developing fencing with the introduction of membership options for people who would not otherwise sign up because...
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    I have said it a few times, we are not getting...

    I have said it a few times, we are not getting new blood into the system and part of that is the requirement for full BF membership for virtually every competition out there even beginner's foil. I...
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    It would actually help a lot if BF actually...

    It would actually help a lot if BF actually supported clubs in some way, like responding to emails, every time I have to contact them I get no response and I am not talking about hard to deal with...
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    For me it is the fact I have a young family that...

    For me it is the fact I have a young family that I really do not want to be away from, this really limits the competitions I can do to those local like Luton, Bedford, Slough etc...
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    Poll: As in I am of a similar age, and apparently...

    As in I am of a similar age, and apparently loosing my ability to use English.
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    Poll: Yes, it would be an individual version of the...

    Yes, it would be an individual version of the Winton and should provide a great days fencing. It would I admit be very tiring to someone of a very similar age to yourself but still very enjoyable.
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    Good to hear you are on to it.

    Good to hear you are on to it.
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    Poll: When you think that around half of the fencers...

    When you think that around half of the fencers are going to get eliminated in the first round of DEs, does 6/7 fights for 25 + BF membership represent good value for money, if someone does one open...
  13. Thread: Marking Tape

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    Depending on your floor colour Scotchblue or...

    Depending on your floor colour Scotchblue or Frogtape are just coloured masking tapes so are quite safe for the floor, as we have a green floor, frogtape isn't a great choice for us but on the...
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    One big negative for me, I just ordered and had...

    One big negative for me, I just ordered and had to create an account, my password which I set (fortunately it is a unique one) was then emailed to me, considering that the username is the email...
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    Honestly, I would like to see more club level...

    Honestly, I would like to see more club level support, things like subsidising coaching for small clubs. Year on year the only reason we know BF exists is that we have to pay them.

    If they want...
  16. Thread: British fencing

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    We actually started taking club fees by monthly...

    We actually started taking club fees by monthly DD earlier this year and yes we offer a discount over those who choose to pay weekly. We don't enforce DD and more savings are available if someone...
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    We have a local league (Bucks, Beds, and Herts)...

    We have a local league (Bucks, Beds, and Herts) which is good especially for introducing inexperienced fencers to competition. It can be tricky sometimes to get fencers for an away match on a week...
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    I usually use a high viscosity superglue and...

    I usually use a high viscosity superglue and allow it to run down the wire (point -> tang before anyone complains there tip doesn't work) using as little glue as possible which is better with...
  19. So the FIE developed a wireless system and this...

    So the FIE developed a wireless system and this wireless system doesn't work with all common bodywires and this is regarded as acceptable? Why? Surely the "Equipment that does not work perfectly in...
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    Balance is far more important than weight, if you...

    Balance is far more important than weight, if you add some weight to any part of the sword, it will affect the balance and this in turn will affect how the point behaves and you will become used to...
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    Trying to drum up some interest in this as it is...

    Trying to drum up some interest in this as it is so close, gave a couple of people signed up already but I will continue pushing.
  22. Thread: Dear Santa...

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    I'd be more than happy to provide a quote :D

    I'd be more than happy to provide a quote :D
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    I have used them in the past and they are okay,...

    I have used them in the past and they are okay, you get what you pay for. Delivery times are somewhat slow and quality isn't as high as other places but if you are happy with that in order to save...
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with with having your...

    Absolutely nothing wrong with with having your point down, I do it a lot, and pommel to, and yes it does really confuse some fencers. One thing I would say is don't do it ALL the time, I know I will...
  25. Already on Amazon.

    Already on Amazon.
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