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  1. Thread: Quick question

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    Wet blanket mode on. Better to learn correct...

    Wet blanket mode on.

    Better to learn correct footwork, tactics and fitness than "tricks". Our current actions have evolved as the best and most efficient way of getting a blade on a target while...
  2. Thread: Vision Masks

    by Saxon
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    Don't forget to replace the visor when you take...

    Don't forget to replace the visor when you take it back out again - two year lifetime (minus the time some manufacturers keep them on the shelves!)
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    Y'see, hate to be pedantic (ha!) but those still...

    Y'see, hate to be pedantic (ha!) but those still look illegal to me, even with the new rule. The one on the right, you could possibly get away with, but the one on the left looks like waist rather...
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    Makes no difference, the rules in place at the...

    Makes no difference, the rules in place at the time, although perfectly clear, were not being applied, tell me these lames are legal:
    ...
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    Mis-read Gran's post, sorry! But the point...

    Mis-read Gran's post, sorry! But the point stands. Now the target is hip-bones, which is the same as foil. Therefore the cheating-b*****d lame will be reduced to waist, the same as foil.
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    Same as most incompetent and/or corrupt decisions...

    Same as most incompetent and/or corrupt decisions taken in this sport. It will take someone in charge who doesn't have a position to defend where they could be voted out by country representatives...
  7. Thread: Painted Guard?

    by Saxon
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    m.5.5.c The blades and the guards at épée, foil and sabre must be totally of metal. Apart from at sabre where the part of the guard next to the pommel is insulated (insulating sheath), their...
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    Yep - possible, but very unlikely. The parent in...

    Yep - possible, but very unlikely. The parent in question probably has an over-inflated sense of (a) Little Johnny/Julie's ability and (b) how much the organisers care about that parent's opinions. ...
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    Presumably you cannot be certain that they are...

    Presumably you cannot be certain that they are insured, or that any insurance they have permits them to compete in UK events.
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    Your club secretaries should not "come and go",...

    Your club secretaries should not "come and go", they should be there for around a year at least - certainly not disappearing without the club being able to get the details from them.

    Nothing...
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    So Birmingham, then.

    So Birmingham, then.
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    Meh. What's wrong with using a home address? ...

    Meh.

    What's wrong with using a home address?
    What kind of people would need to use it, that would then pass it on to someone else?

    Banks, equipment suppliers, the school itself - none of...
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    ...so you ironed 800N material. Interesting. ...

    ...so you ironed 800N material.

    Interesting.

    On LP's inspection I can't comment.

    However I'm not sure how an armourer could come to the conclusion that it was as safe as a new jacket. We...
  14. Thread: Air hits?

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    The only "air hit" I recall was brought to the...

    The only "air hit" I recall was brought to the armoury by Pat Casey.

    I examined the epee, and the cause was that the threaded part of the point, where the contact spring is attached, had snapped...
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    People are strange shapes. Very simple to put a...

    People are strange shapes.
    Very simple to put a couple of darts at the back of a slightly baggy lame.

    As an aside, the vast majority of lame jackets in sabre and foil do not fit their owners in...
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    "Three sports halls" is a movable feast,...

    "Three sports halls" is a movable feast, especially considering the size of the three at the Camden International. Do you know the internal dimensions of the Copper Box? It didn't seem nearly that...
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    Birmingham has 23 pistes. Even so we manage a...

    Birmingham has 23 pistes. Even so we manage a reasonable size event, through some careful juggling, although it came a bit of a cropper for the Women's Epee today. Sorry girls!

    The two stage...
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    ...and while I remember, we have been informed...

    ...and while I remember, we have been informed that there is no charge for parking on campus on the Saturday and Sunday.

    Be sensible though - don't park on yellow lines, out of marked bays, or...
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    Don't forget, Sunday March 31st is the first day...

    Don't forget, Sunday March 31st is the first day of British Summer Time.
    Check-in will still close at the times listed below, and if you're late you may well not get to fence.

    If I have to get up...
  20. Thread: Two pin wires

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    All 2-pins must have a retaining device (it's in...

    All 2-pins must have a retaining device (it's in the rules). If the wire doesn't have a clip to grab the socket, the socket should have a clip to grab the wire. This alone should result in the wire...
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    BFA as an organisation has a history of...

    BFA as an organisation has a history of scheduling important Board and General meetings on awkwardly busy days.
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    Small and picky point (from me? how unusual), but...

    Small and picky point (from me? how unusual), but in justifying non-selection, it would perhaps be politic at least to spell "sabreurs" correctly. This might give the impression that it's a word...
  23. Thread: Whats going on?

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    Final MS entry 64 No idea of NIF yet, sorry... ...

    Final MS entry 64
    No idea of NIF yet, sorry...

    One wave of poules, all into the new gym as soon as practical (L32), even arranged for dismal weather to avoid the sun while fencing down in the...
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    Words fail me.

    Words fail me.
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    Not received. Not surprised.

    Not received.
    Not surprised.
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