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  1. Heat shrink's a bitch to get off easily if you...

    Heat shrink's a bitch to get off easily if you have to do a repair or a spring stretch, tho.
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    Oh man....that MS final was just brutal for Gu. ...

    Oh man....that MS final was just brutal for Gu. I thought a gold medal bout couldn't get any more lopsided that MS at the 2012 O Games, but then THIS one came up..
  3. The FWF Xtra thick barrels really minimize the...

    The FWF Xtra thick barrels really minimize the smashed screw issue....hence why they're my default German point when I sell a weapon. They also resist jamming when dented.
  4. Altering the fit is fine, so long as they still...

    Altering the fit is fine, so long as they still fasten below the knee. Just advise whoever does the job of the kind of material (akin to kevlar) so they can use the correct machine and needle.
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    If fencer A is attacking and fencer B make a...

    If fencer A is attacking and fencer B make a blade action to meet A's blade in a parry attempt (and presuming there is blade contact):

    1) If B's blade makes contact with the bottom 3rd of A's...
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    STILL ticked off that the Ghana fencers couldn't...

    STILL ticked off that the Ghana fencers couldn't make the trip. Thanks, US embassy.
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    You can always get a custom uni made, you just...

    You can always get a custom uni made, you just have to contact the vendor and see what information they need...usually a chart with specific measurements.

    I've seen an number of people in...
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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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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