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    Sorry...should've said brown dress shirt. ...

    Sorry...should've said brown dress shirt.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210053560554448&set=a.1442555422774.2061992.1199753678&type=3&theater
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    "Right of Way" a short fencing film

    http://www.yomyomf.com/contests/interpretations2/right-of-way/

    This is the 3 minute short version....longer 6 minute director's cut not yet released.

    Director Junot Lee (who also plays the lead...
  3. Can you imagine my 6' 8" guy and the 6' 10" guy...

    Can you imagine my 6' 8" guy and the 6' 10" guy from Scotland??? They'd practically be within CHAIR distance.
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    No word that any of the competitors of event...

    No word that any of the competitors of event staff was in any way at risk...thankfully.
  5. I updated the three Favero boxes at our club (and...

    I updated the three Favero boxes at our club (and did about 13 others yesterday...3 tomorrow OY!) on Wednesday for class. Didn't really notice a difference, but we're new new on the new...
  6. Yeah...I have a few coaches in my area worried...

    Yeah...I have a few coaches in my area worried about injuries via the "Russian Box of Death."
  7. Swimming falls into one fo the easy to understand...

    Swimming falls into one fo the easy to understand sports categories....run real fast/throw real far/put the rock in the hole.

    Fencing is sometimes confusing to US, let alone someone new. "But he...
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    The average epee hit is 3 kilos of...

    The average epee hit is 3 kilos of force...spending that much time and effort on tweaking the spring would be better spent on actually learning how to fence.

    I've rarely seen the barrel get...
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    Not really....due to the groove and the general...

    Not really....due to the groove and the general thinness of the tip, there isn't a lot of metal there to begin with...not so much that there's a deadly flaw in the rest of the blade.

    Rethreading...
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    I'll refund or exchange if such problems crop up...

    I'll refund or exchange if such problems crop up in the first couple of weeks....not after months, tho.

    Our sports involves bashing around strips of metal with movable switches and wires...stuff...
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    Looks more like an action by his opponent did the...

    Looks more like an action by his opponent did the deed...a hard whack of a parry, caught the barrel, blade snaps....happens a lot, especially with less experienced fencers.

    It LOOKS like there's...
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    Cutest. Ref. EVER!

    https://www.facebook.com/551947391551081/videos/971026929643123/

    And he even has all the hand signals right!
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    No....if you move the point around and your...

    No....if you move the point around and your opponent is NOT actively trying to find your blade, you do not have PIL...you are searching for his blade, and a search does not confer ROW or priority. ...
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    Ok...here we go. This is one of my reels. I...

    Ok...here we go.

    This is one of my reels. I replaced the Uhlmann plug head with a Favero...much easier to fix...plus I can use the spring to cushion it when it retracts. Note the rubber grommet...
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    Have you ever had that happen? I haven't...if...

    Have you ever had that happen? I haven't...if the cable binds up inside the reel (usually it's because the tension on the spring is a little light and the cable gets loose as it winds up on the...
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    You have top clean the floor as well. Class is...

    You have top clean the floor as well.

    Class is tonight....I'll take the pics of my setup.
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    Keeping reels from moving

    In the vid posted in my Tall Dude thread in the saber subforum, you can see a couple of Allstar reels (the kind we call "turtles" here in the US) starting to follow the fencer, as well as being...
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    I DID qualify the statement...as an armorer it...

    I DID qualify the statement...as an armorer it DID stand out to me (but hey, at least they weren't taped down perendicular to the strip!)

    I'll explain how to solve this in a separate thread.
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    Nice vid...but the armorer in me wants to talk to...

    Nice vid...but the armorer in me wants to talk to whoever set up the reels and teach them how to set them up so they don't move.

    They're also going to have to replace the guides and maybe the...
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    Unfortunately, I was EXTREMELY busy with armory...

    Unfortunately, I was EXTREMELY busy with armory yesterday, bit we DID have the chance to take a team picture before the sabre started. (Kinda easy to spot the armorer with that shirt I'm wearing...
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    Post 'em....I'll see if I can get shots of my...

    Post 'em....I'll see if I can get shots of my guy...he has a scholastic event this weekend.
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    They need to compete against each other,....

    They need to compete against each other,....
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    6 what? Any clue?

    6 what? Any clue?
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    TALL dude

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208218554320439&set=a.1442555422774.2061992.1199753678&type=3&theater

    I'm his secondary coach....I'm 5' 4.5"...he's about 6' 8" right now....they don't...
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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.
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