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    THE most important part of a rewire is getting...

    THE most important part of a rewire is getting the blade clean....you want the glue to adhere to bright, shiny metal, not the gunk left in the groove after pulling the wire out.
  2. Specifically, the C line. It could also be a...

    Specifically, the C line.

    It could also be a loose C line receiving socket, or some other break in C continuity...all sorts of places that can happen.
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    Especially when the fencers involved are the...

    Especially when the fencers involved are the current world #5 (#1 last July) the current world #1.
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    I WOULD, however, love to see a means of defining...

    I WOULD, however, love to see a means of defining the edge for a score...nothing worse than getting a hit against you because a loose thread on your lame came into contact with your opponent's blade....
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    That IS the reason I was told by the US SEMI rep....

    That IS the reason I was told by the US SEMI rep. Not so much a problem for sabre as it MIGHT be for foil. It's the bulk of the coil that's probably the issue.

    Ah well...if USFA adopts it, I'll...
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    I can't imagine BFA accepting a ban of gear made...

    I can't imagine BFA accepting a ban of gear made by a UK company, especially considering how politicaly-based the ban seems to be.

    The US has not adopted them...both the SR-71 and LP bayo socket...
  7. You do not have to use the holes if you don't...

    You do not have to use the holes if you don't want to.
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    Welcome to MY world! Actually, in epee,...

    Welcome to MY world!



    Actually, in epee, the parts from the major makers are generally compatible...an Allstar wire in an LP barrel is not an issue. It's in FOIL where you can't cross the...
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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...
  25. 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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