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    This is disappointing.

    This is disappointing.
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    Whilst you're at it, if you improve your parrying...

    Whilst you're at it, if you improve your parrying and distance you can then do away with the cumbersome jacket and mask as well.
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    Still no Sheffield Sword Club?

    Still no Sheffield Sword Club?
  4. Thread: Phil Hughes

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    Whilst that's a valid point, you raised it with...

    Whilst that's a valid point, you raised it with about as much subtlety as the third Rocky movie.
  5. Thread: Sword sizes.

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    Completely agree.

    Completely agree.
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    http://www.kleargear.com/1474.html

    http://www.kleargear.com/1474.html
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    There are two small Sheffield clubs, but not the...

    There are two small Sheffield clubs, but not the main Sheffield clubs.
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    http://xkcd.com/927/

    http://xkcd.com/927/
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    Hell, looks worth watching subtitles or no.

    Hell, looks worth watching subtitles or no.
  10. Although BY GODS we like our porn.

    Although BY GODS we like our porn.
  11. 77 is not a representative sample size.

    77 is not a representative sample size.
  12. "Laszlo from durham" Laszlo Jakab is an...

    "Laszlo from durham"

    Laszlo Jakab is an accredited BAF master on application. He was trained in Hungary, and would be quite upset if you suggested that he came through the BAF system.
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    Repeated hits to the trachea are rare. There is...

    Repeated hits to the trachea are rare. There is a trade off in this sport between safety and mobility, we're still a combat sport.

    For olympic fencing, there is no throat protector specified or...
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    ... I don't want to say this. But this needs...

    ... I don't want to say this. But this needs pictures.
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    And the award for more dramatic and flamboyant...

    And the award for more dramatic and flamboyant disagreement with a referee goes to...
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    Most of our coaches are already contenders for an...

    Most of our coaches are already contenders for an Olivier, especially when they disagree with the referee.
  17. Thread: Masks

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    Your first one is fine for domestic use. If you...

    Your first one is fine for domestic use. If you want to use it in FIE events, then you'll need to upgrade it to a "contour fit plus", which is a magnetic strap that goes around the bib.
    ...
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    As was just commented on in the car by Osprey17:...

    As was just commented on in the car by Osprey17:

    "That would make passivity fun to call".

    And from thermal:

    "You'd need a stopwatch again."

    PASSIVITY. IN SABRE. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT...
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    Priority does something quite important. It says...

    Priority does something quite important. It says "you're safe to start and finish an attack, almost irrespective of what your opponent does". Which increases quite significantly the number of...
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    Allowing fencers to hit with the edge of the...

    Allowing fencers to hit with the edge of the blade.

    </trololol>
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    Except it's not. No doubles would strategically...

    Except it's not. No doubles would strategically change the game quite considerably.
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    Bartosz Piasecki is 6ft 5in.

    Bartosz Piasecki is 6ft 5in.
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    Bump.

    Bump.
  24. "About Fencing" - An illustrated children book about fencing.

    Found via reddit, thought this deserved a share.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/about-fencing
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    Apologies and Corrections

    During the competition, a competitor was removed for failing to arrive at the piste. Despite us using an FIE approved version of Fencing Time, the software unfortunately excluded rather than...
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