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    Gav I completely agree.... Firstly with the...

    Gav I completely agree....

    Firstly with the historical negativity towards plastic fencing, I too was one that thought this was a bad idea. But now realise the fantastic and cheaper option this...
  2. No-one taking bets yet for what could be a...

    No-one taking bets yet for what could be a revenge match from the Commonwealths in MF???? :)
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    Looking at recent entry numbers in historically...

    Looking at recent entry numbers in historically big Comps there is not the numbers in Britain actively involved and competing to even consider a Ranking system for events.

    I think if U-23 is...
  4. Nice Pic of the new Opens Medals on the Twitter...

    Nice Pic of the new Opens Medals on the Twitter feed on the Aberdeen Opens Official website... :)
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    There is a Youth competition on in Copenhagen...

    There is a Youth competition on in Copenhagen Denmark which runs at the same time as a Junior Comp and Senior Satallite. I'm sure it's on the second weekend of May, full info can be found on the FIE...
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    I do not think it requires a purpose built...

    I do not think it requires a purpose built circuit which would be rather difficult to construct round an already busy calendar.
    But a simple Ranking System for U-23's would be beneficial and useful....
  7. Good Luck to all the competitors and the New...

    Good Luck to all the competitors and the New Open.

    I know the venue is excellent from past Youth Development Series Comps, it's a great hall with plenty of room. Hope the event grows in strength...
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    U-23 European Championships

    It will be interesting to see if BF choose a 3 person WF Team from their own selection criteria, if so it has a very good chance of being a full EFC WF Team of 3.
    Chloe Dickson -

    "1. The winner...
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    A well run Comp by all accounts from daughter. ...

    A well run Comp by all accounts from daughter.

    I also applaud the 10'o'clock check-in, which saved us on money allowing her to fly down in the morning from Edinburgh and then back this afternoon....
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    Glad to report your updates today are spot on LP...

    Glad to report your updates today are spot on LP Centre.

    Another worrying thing about these Championships (only Foil) is the clash with the Jnr & Cadet World Championship Training. This has...
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    I'm well aware of how the Nif works and even how...

    I'm well aware of how the Nif works and even how it's calculated, but I don't think poorly attended Comps in their infancy should have a multiplication of 2. The new rolling system which includes...
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    All entry lists seem to have been quite poor, so...

    All entry lists seem to have been quite poor, so a justification of a 1.5 or 2 multiplication for future rankings would have been a bit of a jump!
    I understand the query earlier on for information,...
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    Whoop whoop WF Rankings have arrived on the BF...

    Whoop whoop WF Rankings have arrived on the BF Site... :)
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    Come on Foil??? All other Senior Weapons have...

    Come on Foil??? All other Senior Weapons have found the month of March.
  15. Still nothing from SF concerning this...

    Still nothing from SF concerning this competition, selections - no news, an update on their website or some information concerning what hotel they'll be using etc - nothing... At least if some sort...
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    For a younger child I'd spend the extra money on...

    For a younger child I'd spend the extra money on the light weight options, but if at all possible get a shot of one from someone else to see if it's suitable for your child.

    Older daughter doesn't...
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    Scottish East Section Foil is being held tonight...

    Scottish East Section Foil is being held tonight at EFC, Sabre & Épée on Thursday I think. So no results to post as yet... (Site not broken etc)
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    Completely agree with both suggestions, firstly...

    Completely agree with both suggestions, firstly the technique and basic skill set of stepping and lunging correctly will avoid most ankle problems. (Horrible to see young fencers charging or lunging...
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    Gav LB58 already beat you to the post and making...

    Gav LB58 already beat you to the post and making it to the top of Chloe's "I think he needs a slap list", but you never know you maybe there now lol :)
    ...
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    Only time daughter is not in full fencing kit at...

    Only time daughter is not in full fencing kit at Clubs is when she is receiving her lesson, rest of time at EFC or Salle Holyrood its her older 800N gear that's on, and still comes home with some...
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    I was under the impression this was always on the...

    I was under the impression this was always on the cards as Lee Valley was proving to be too expensive.

    But does the news fill me with excitement over our sport - No.

    Basing centralised training...
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    Always used the old fashion design with the metal...

    Always used the old fashion design with the metal back support so head was well wedged in.

    Went through a few in my youth though, sometimes it used to get the old launch from piste to bag via...
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    Information on LP site... Friday the 13th of...

    Information on LP site...

    Friday the 13th of March.
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    I think if I was using a Mask that has...

    I think if I was using a Mask that has illustrated its ability to fly of the wearers head I'd be getting the FIE required secondary strap regardless. :whistle:
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    Daughter just did L2 in Foil & Sabre at...

    Daughter just did L2 in Foil & Sabre at Dunfermline run by SF with the help of Mike Thornton on Saturday.

    Know it doesn't help but just keep your eyes open here and on BF Website I'm sure you'll...
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