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  1. Celebrity? Steady on. As it's in London I...

    Celebrity? Steady on.

    As it's in London I doubt I can justify a one day trip to my lady friend.
  2. A couple of daft questions: How much does it...

    A couple of daft questions:

    How much does it cost?
    Where is Umbria Fencing Club?
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    I know that. However it's still a big gap. Even...

    I know that. However it's still a big gap. Even 15-9 is a big gap.
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    Ouch. That's really all I have to add...

    Ouch.

    That's really all I have to add...
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    Is it just me or were the Epee numbers for...

    Is it just me or were the Epee numbers for Glasgow a little down this year?

    (might be wrong but no time for the fact check right now)
  6. What an excellent resource Purple has pasted up....

    What an excellent resource Purple has pasted up. This guys sums up how I feel about vast swathes of classical and historical fencing proponents.
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    Here I am ... brain the size of a planet ...

    Here I am ... brain the size of a planet ...
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    I find it depressing that this conversation has...

    I find it depressing that this conversation has devolved into a discussion of contracts.

    How utterly depressing.

    I'm just glad I've not seen a mention of stakeholder ... the very nadir of this...
  9. Thread: Mask advice please

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    I agree. And I'm not saying that just because...

    I agree.

    And I'm not saying that just because I moderate this forum but because I genuinely think that the X-Change is a great mask.
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    Eric Roberts had an oscar nomination in Runaway...

    Eric Roberts had an oscar nomination in Runaway Train. It's not a bad film.
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    Short answer: Maybe Longer answer look at high...

    Short answer: Maybe

    Longer answer look at high level epee video.
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    Or to put more imply it's Nature AND Nuture. ...

    Or to put more imply it's Nature AND Nuture.

    Humans are attracted to simple solutions and immediate rewards rather than complex long term development.

    If we believe that genetic is the...
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    The link doesn't appear to work.

    The link doesn't appear to work.
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    I commend everyone for the excellent support for...

    I commend everyone for the excellent support for the various teams (in particular Nick). So far so good!
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    I've not seen it. Thanks for reminding me. I have...

    I've not seen it. Thanks for reminding me. I have the book - it's not very good.
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    I forgot about that. Donnie McKenzie was the...

    I forgot about that. Donnie McKenzie was the stunt double.
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    Purple with rage?

    Purple with rage?
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    Clearly not an epeeist.

    Clearly not an epeeist.
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    For actual fencing, yes there aren't many films. ...

    For actual fencing, yes there aren't many films.

    A couple which are normally mentioned are By The Sword and Sunshine (no, you want the one with Ralph Fiennes in it). Both feature the sport of...
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    I've used them in the past and I think they're...

    I've used them in the past and I think they're pretty good standby tips. I also remember that there was a problem with the plastic (which I hope they've fixed).

    Considering the amount of...
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    I like the fact it's really simply written....

    I like the fact it's really simply written. There's no mysticism and no reliance on puffed Science writing. It's just a simple good read.
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    The Chimp Paradox - and other books

    One of the things that I've always found interesting in sport is the psychology of it all. I went on some sports science courses last year and the sport psychology sections were (for me) some of the...
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    And their coaches.

    And their coaches.
  24. Thread: Helping a Friend

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    There will be. The only [specifically fencing...

    There will be. The only [specifically fencing related] sports psychology related books I can think of have been written by Aladar Kogler. I've never read them.

    Ask your Uni librarian - surely...
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    Hitmate doesn't reliably detect guard hits. Once...

    Hitmate doesn't reliably detect guard hits. Once you get a bit sweaty it's performance is poor in accurately detecting hits at all. It also doesn't detect grounded pistes (not that I've seen).
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