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    Even FIE knickers aren't puncture-proof. We had...

    Even FIE knickers aren't puncture-proof. We had a broken saber blade go all the way through a guy's thigh at US Nationals a couple of years back...right through his Allstar FIEs. L4 bout that he...
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    I had no issue flying with my mask to US...

    I had no issue flying with my mask to US nationals in 2001...but that was a couple of months before 9/11, so the paranoia wasn't as high.

    I'm far more concerned with flying with my test box if I'm...
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    Most US armorers would use m.25.1 to justify the...

    Most US armorers would use m.25.1 to justify the strap placement.

    "The equipment and clothing must provide the competitor with the maximum protection compatible with the freedom of movement...
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    Yep....sometimes positioning is as important as...

    Yep....sometimes positioning is as important as tightness.

    When I filled an order for a new school team here in Los Angeles, I specifically asked the maker to place the strap at the bottom of the...
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    I find there are some other elements in play. ...

    I find there are some other elements in play.

    1) Placing the strap in a closed position and over the tongue of the mask...either while fencing (really? How's the strap supposed to even WORK that...
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    Actually, I know quite a bit. Sometimes...

    Actually, I know quite a bit.

    Sometimes fencers will bend the tongue back & forth to adjust the fit....not understanding that they're going to break the tongue, making the mask even MORE unsafe...
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    1349 Found another pic in the same bout. ...

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    Found another pic in the same bout.

    Look at the very back of the Brazilian's mask....you can see a dark line that stops just above his shoulder, right behind the edge of the mask.
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    Actually, the tongue IS bent over...if it was...

    Actually, the tongue IS bent over...if it was straight, it would be longer in the pic.

    There's also reflection off a change in the surface of the vinyl covering the tongue...right at the edges...
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    Probably worn out....if you open and close it a...

    Probably worn out....if you open and close it a lot, it eventually loses the ability to hold. That's why I never went for an X-Change, as I'd have to do that since I could never get it on over my...
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    On another note...the guy on the right is from...

    On another note...the guy on the right is from Brazil, based on the score display in the background and the leg logo....but where's the REST of the logo?
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    That's not something control checks. In the US,...

    That's not something control checks. In the US, at least, we check for missing/broken/out of place wires, cracked frames (I failed a few at US Nationals earlier this month for that very thing, in...
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    Ah...understood. I've only had the Allstar for a...

    Ah...understood. I've only had the Allstar for a day, so there's been no change to really see any construction issues holding up.

    I got the LP in today. Definitely less bulky than the Allstar,...
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    I'm more looking for the fit and feel than the...

    I'm more looking for the fit and feel than the country of manufacture.

    Why do you feel it was a waste?
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    Thanks. I got an Allstar one in today and saw...

    Thanks. I got an Allstar one in today and saw the same thing. One of yours is enroute, and I should have it by Saturday.

    What's the difference between the ExoSkin and the ExoSkin Classic? Aside...
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    1348 THAT worked. As for asking SEMI....I...

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    THAT worked.

    As for asking SEMI....I could ask Dan DeChaine, the US rep, but I think he's been ill (he was not working the SwordMasters booth at US Nationals this year), so I'd rather...
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    FIE sabre glove requirements.

    This from the UK rulebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


    MY question (as my glove maker has asked me to look into it), is does the 800N material have to be between the...
  17. Keep in mind that if you're looking to use it at...

    Keep in mind that if you're looking to use it at an FIE event, there's a min and max flexibility under test. Anything that deflects too far will not be allowed.

    That being said...a lot depends on...
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    Yes. Epee is a normally open circuit. When the...

    Yes. Epee is a normally open circuit. When the tip is depressed, the small spring attached to the base of the tip (called the contact spring) should short across the 2 ends of the wire and complete...
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    Broken wire at the base of the cup. As you...

    Broken wire at the base of the cup. As you rotate the tip around, it DOES move the cup slightly, and that's making the broken ends separate. Continuing the rotation makes them reconnect, which is...
  20. No prob with throwing a black card for a thrown...

    No prob with throwing a black card for a thrown mask...the only black card I've ever thrown was for a kid who lost his DE and threw his stuff against the wall...hard.

    That nice medal he'd won for...
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    Sorry...but the graphic posted is wrong. That's...

    Sorry...but the graphic posted is wrong. That's the signal for "preparation."

    Not correct is, I think, holding up one finger and waving it from side to side once.
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    Come on Horowitz! (sorry...he's been a client of...

    Come on Horowitz! (sorry...he's been a client of mine in the past)
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    NOTE: Hand wash only, per U.S.F.A. instructions....

    NOTE: Hand wash only, per U.S.F.A. instructions.

    Need: 1 bottle of Woolite
    1 bottle of Windex

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    Lame’ washing...
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    Or Favero wire.

    Or Favero wire.
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    The design plays a big part in it. One of the...

    The design plays a big part in it. One of the scholastic teams in my area switched over to Estoc screwless points years ago, and now, as they come to me for repair, I replace them with more...
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