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    I do wonder if that's still the case in referee...

    I do wonder if that's still the case in referee training though.

    In years gone by (wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble), we didn't have CEN1, CEN2 standards, it was either FIE or ... not. And referees...
  2. Thread: Darebee?

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    While I don't, it's interesting just how...

    While I don't, it's interesting just how *successful* the gamification of fitness has become.
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    I am giving serious thought to buying some of...

    I am giving serious thought to buying some of these.
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    I have a pen knife, and a few door hinges. I'm...

    I have a pen knife, and a few door hinges.

    I'm sure we can make it work.
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    The NW team doesn't ask for you to stand, only to...

    The NW team doesn't ask for you to stand, only to kneel (with padding).
  6. Facebook says YES!

    Facebook says YES!
  7. Facebook says no.

    Facebook says no.
  8. Great idea. May steal that one ;-)

    Great idea.

    May steal that one ;-)
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    Good grief. Things do go wrong. Had the...

    Good grief.

    Things do go wrong. Had the rounds started before the redraw, or were they luckily enough to catch them in advance?
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    Knowing where you are would make a significant...

    Knowing where you are would make a significant difference to people trying to help.
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    I'm a saburer, rather than an epeeist, but as a...

    I'm a saburer, rather than an epeeist, but as a coach, would be interested in seeing the testing process.

    Although saying that, you tested me for one of the previous studies you did.

    Would you...
  12. Budget Maraging will do it. Only blade I know...

    Budget Maraging will do it.

    Only blade I know where there's a half second delay between the action at the hand and the point.
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    Hi Lindsay, would you be so kind as to let us...

    Hi Lindsay,

    would you be so kind as to let us know when results are published?

    I'm pretty sure there's been a similar study done before, but more good quality data is always useful.

    Also -...
  14. British Fencing appoints Coaching Development Manager

    Coaching Development Manager Steve Kemp moved into the sport industry in 1998 as a coach and fitness instructor and has been involved in coaching since 1996. Steve joins us from the Oxfordshire...
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    I've got a *whole* load of stuff about this, but...

    I've got a *whole* load of stuff about this, but unfortunately, don't have the time to properly engage on the subject today.

    But what I will say is there are lots of factors to consider when...
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    I'd recommend talking to a coach in Turkey. I...

    I'd recommend talking to a coach in Turkey. I spent some time last year with Yağmur Cesur (listed occupation as Fencing). She's findable on Facebook, or if you PM me an e-mail address I can pass...
  17. "Manufacturers are reminded that: - Equipment or...

    "Manufacturers are reminded that:
    - Equipment or changes to equipment not submitted for SEMI Commission
    approval (earlier version of PBT sabre mask),
    - Equipment that does not work perfectly in...
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    Nope. But Rob's best enjoyed diluted one part...

    Nope.

    But Rob's best enjoyed diluted one part to four parts water.
  19. Thread: Flick Hits

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    Oh Gods, I'm not disagreeing with the hard...

    Oh Gods, I'm not disagreeing with the hard working, nor the flamboyant.



    And suddenly the stars aligned and the universe made sense. :-)
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    He's not "short", he's "concentrated". Imagine...

    He's not "short", he's "concentrated".
    Imagine drinking Ribena straight from the bottle - you can't handle it.
  21. Thread: Flick Hits

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    I've watched Heinzer a few times, and he has got...

    I've watched Heinzer a few times, and he has got to be one of the most *awkward* fencers ever to rank. Starts in what looks like tierce, very odd presentation, weird ass footwork, runs in to hits...
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    France won... don't they fence Germany?

    France won... don't they fence Germany?
  23. Thread: Norfolk Open

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    In a related note, how are other competition...

    In a related note, how are other competition organisers finding organising space? We've had issues with a few venues this year that decide that 5-a-side starts at 4pm, and no booking will change...
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    Politely avoid Santander like the plague. Their...

    Politely avoid Santander like the plague.
    Their ineptitude and lack of a damn nearly put us out of business.
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    I'll fence for Scotland! (Nope, no connection. ...

    I'll fence for Scotland! (Nope, no connection. So what?)
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