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    Woah... thats dramatic. On the plus side,...

    Woah... thats dramatic.

    On the plus side, considering the myriad uses for broken blades, at least you get two broken blades from this.
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    But surely, in this situation, the two things are...

    But surely, in this situation, the two things are linked. Fencing is a sport that puts a lot of emphasis on sportsmanship and etiquette, and as we all know, when that etiquette collapses and the...
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    Im pretty sure that particular Father would never...

    Im pretty sure that particular Father would never have misbehaved again had the point not been awarded. From that point of veiw, its a good decision. Compared to the decision to give the hit, which...
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    A cursory glance at the table of offences and...

    A cursory glance at the table of offences and penalties (what a wonderful name for it, eh?) suggests that a fair number of rules were broken; Person not on the piste disturbing good order,...
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    Thanks all - i'll give the old girl another year...

    Thanks all - i'll give the old girl another year or so then. At the same time, those Vniti guards look pretty tasty... and theyre lighter, too...
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    Retiring an epee guard

    So, my epee guard recently passed its second birthday. Its taken some abuse in its time (both from hopelessly inept fencing behind it and terrifyingly brutal Estonian attacks in front of it) and its...
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    Almost forgot - found this the other day 1154

    Almost forgot - found this the other day

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    Fencers do it in three minutes?

    Fencers do it in three minutes?
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    I asked my lawyer friend about this one, and he...

    I asked my lawyer friend about this one, and he pointed out that, while blame is a bit of a grey area when a machine is faulty, you could possibly claim damages from Xerox if you lost a significant...
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    I dont know what you people are complaining...

    I dont know what you people are complaining about. While the overwhelming and completely unmerited hype may be irritating, gifts for non-Brits havent been this easy to choose since the Royal Wedding.
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    Have you considered rivets? It might seem...

    Have you considered rivets? It might seem extreme, but your opponents will know you're serious when they see you riveting yourself into your breeches before a fight...
  12. Im told the centre for disease control in the US...

    Im told the centre for disease control in the US will pay good money for new pathogens bred in overused fencing clothing...
  13. Thread: Choosing

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    And if you beleive that the only thing worth...

    And if you beleive that the only thing worth doing is the thing that you do, you'll make a fine fencer ;)
  14. I would be a much bigger fan if golf involved...

    I would be a much bigger fan if golf involved regular crash landings at random points throughout the course. It would add the drama and excitement that the hobby seems to lack.

    On a related note;...
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    Ok, so i get that the absence of a mask improves...

    Ok, so i get that the absence of a mask improves a fencers awareness, and a coach who knows what he's doing can use this to improve a fencers technique. Fair enough.

    But its 2013. We have...
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    Pommeling also gives you an option to shift your...

    Pommeling also gives you an option to shift your hand up and down the handle itself, so you can change the length of your reach to make it hard for your opponent to guage his 'safe zone'. Then its...
  17. "I might try Threlkeld golf course"... im...

    "I might try Threlkeld golf course"... im slightly dissapointed that he didnt, really.
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    Hows progress with this? I may have found you one...

    Hows progress with this? I may have found you one gangly recruit at Solent...
  19. Thread: Choosing

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    Epee - You're either with us or not permanently...

    Epee - You're either with us or not permanently bruised on the upper arm and shin.
  20. I knew they'd throw their lot in with the...

    I knew they'd throw their lot in with the squirrels sooner or later.
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    If you're an Epeeist* or a foilist** you'll be...

    If you're an Epeeist* or a foilist** you'll be fine, but it would probably mess up the sabre connection. Of course, that doesnt mean you cant paint a large strip in front of your eyes - that bit...
  22. Harry, when they ask me why i havent done any of...

    Harry, when they ask me why i havent done any of my essays, coursework and reading, im blaming you. Unless anyone thinks "I was trying to work out the flight arrival:departure ratio for each...
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    Does anyone else remember that USA epeeist in the...

    Does anyone else remember that USA epeeist in the olympics whos backstrap kept coming undone because her hair was so massive? I mean, why does it have to be a velcro fastening when the majority of us...
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    Throw your mask strain your groin Everyones an...

    Throw your mask
    strain your groin
    Everyones an expert
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    I would pay so much money to see that match....

    I would pay so much money to see that match. Extra if they had to wear the robes.
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