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  1. Thread: Baku2015

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    With this competition inserted, it looks like a 2...

    With this competition inserted, it looks like a 2 week gap between the European Championships and the European games and then 2 weeks until the Worlds.

    Pretty tight schedule for elite athletes to...
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    I stand corrected!

    I stand corrected!
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    Regardless of the fencing, the finals set up has...

    Regardless of the fencing, the finals set up has to be one of the most impressive I've seen.
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    And as usual the standard excuses are trotted...

    And as usual the standard excuses are trotted out;

    1. It's the wrong time of year.
    2. The entry fee's too expensive.
    3. The location's too far away.
    4. My poor little Billy is tired and...
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    Garbage and excuses!!!!! Extending their...

    Garbage and excuses!!!!!

    Extending their season (Ha) by a couple of weeks requires little to no effort.

    ALL of the Cadet/Junior fencers should have been there. Being cynical, the performances...
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    "As you make your advance forwards there...

    "As you make your advance forwards there obviously isn't line (since your arm isn't fully straight yet)."
    AGREED

    "At the end of your advance when your arm is fully straightened you could be seen...
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    Sorry Savin, you're going way off track. I'm...

    Sorry Savin, you're going way off track.

    I'm not talking about sticking my arm out and running backwards. Please read my original post.

    My main question is can I establish a line by extending...
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    "I do agree with Mavis though (especially as...

    "I do agree with Mavis though (especially as she's speaking facts).. "

    Mavis and I tend to be pretty much on the same page. But then again, we're both pretty ancient!!

    "Lines are established...
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    "These days any body evasion is punished quite...

    "These days any body evasion is punished quite harshly and this extends to line hits too."

    I'm sorry I don't understand. What does body evasion have to do with this and how are you linking it to...
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    It's interesting (at least to me located here in...

    It's interesting (at least to me located here in NY) to see the performance of the US fencers at the World cadets/Juniors.

    In the individuals they had 18 fencers reach the L16 of their event,...
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    Need to get up to date

    As I've started fencing again I've a couple of questions to help bring me up to date. Maybe you can help me not make a fool of myself. Please note, this question is for FOIL ONLY.

    Both fencers...
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    Oh, those were the days!!!!! :)

    Oh, those were the days!!!!!

    :)
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    3 rounds of poules (with the top fencers only...

    3 rounds of poules (with the top fencers only exempt from the first round) and then 133 in the DE.

    Now that's what I call a tournament!!!!!
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    A great win for Richard! And he beat...

    A great win for Richard!

    And he beat Cheremisinov again. Alexsey must be getting really miffed with Richard by now!!
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    World Junior and cadet championships 2015

    Good luck to all GB fencers at the World Championships, starting tomorrow.
  16. Thread: BF Plans for U23

    by JohnL
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    "It's no fun for a fencer who has been learning...

    "It's no fun for a fencer who has been learning for 12 months or so to enter the Essex or Bristol Opens, and then gets five poule fights and DE during which s/he is trounced."

    There are already...
  17. Thread: Havana

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    Hey, when we're disappointed for the guys when...

    Hey, when we're disappointed for the guys when they make L16's and L8's of A grades, it's only because they're world class and are capable of beating anyone!!!

    Good to see them in the final stages...
  18. Thread: Havana

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    Bad fight from James Gorrozzo seemed to hit...

    Bad fight from James

    Gorrozzo seemed to hit with a lot of direct attacks (with JD stop hitting) and parry ripostes.
  19. Thread: Havana

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    Richard loses to luperi Tight fight but luperi...

    Richard loses to luperi
    Tight fight but luperi the stronger in the last phase of the fight

    James wins a tight one 14-13 against the Russian
  20. Thread: Havana

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    RK beat cherimisinov 14-13 Great win for...

    RK beat cherimisinov 14-13

    Great win for Richard!!!!
  21. Thread: Havana

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    Another bad tempered fight between tof and le...

    Another bad tempered fight between tof and le pechoux

    Tof loses 15-11

    I'll support british fencers all day long, but tof seems to want to winge, whine, and complain his way to a win as opposed...
  22. Thread: Havana

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    No idea The Egypt fencer was complaining about...

    No idea
    The Egypt fencer was complaining about his (or his opponents) shoulder or something
  23. Thread: Havana

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    15-11 for RK and he joins JD in the L32

    15-11 for RK and he joins JD in the L32
  24. Thread: Havana

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    15-7 win for JD over Doerr into 32

    15-7 win for JD over Doerr into 32
  25. Thread: Havana

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    Interesting that LH's not going. They've taken...

    Interesting that LH's not going.

    They've taken the top 5 plus Archer who's in the US already so it's a short trip down for him.

    If LH's in contention for the team, I would have thought he would...
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