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    Thanks, I will.

    Thanks, I will.
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    Can a mask be 'out of date'?

    I have a mask I bought nearly 20 years ago and as I return to fencing I was wondering if this would still be OK to use? It's in very good condition, but as safety equipment requirements sometimes...
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    I agree that there is a definite issue with...

    I agree that there is a definite issue with people not knowing about fencing and this is keeping the numbers low.

    As someone who started fencing in my mid-twenties and is hoping to go back to it...
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    Thank you

    Thanks everyone! I've signed up to a beginner's session with Southampton Epee club at the end of Feb and really looking forward to it!! (And yes the fencing equipment seems much more expensive than...
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    Returning to fencing (hopefully!)

    Hello, I'm not quite new as I was on here in the early 2000s. Hoping to return to fencing now my children are older. I previously fenced foil but would like to learn epee this time. Just trying to...
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    Went to Pompeii recently and visited the brothel...

    Went to Pompeii recently and visited the brothel (so to speak!) The beds appear to be huge slabs of stone, so it probably wasn't the most comfortable of experiences ...

    I would definitely...
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    Sarah's pashmina alternative wasn't quite...

    Sarah's pashmina alternative wasn't quite working...
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    Hi, Is there a particular book that's good at...

    Hi,

    Is there a particular book that's good at getting across the rules of rights of way? I definitely need to brush up on those!
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    Problem with foil

    Sorry if this has come up already - I did a quick search and couldn't find anything - but when I wire up for a fight, a white light comes on as soon as I plug my foil in. It's not my body wire as my...
  10. Thread: Rome

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    I thought Rome was fanstastic - especially the...

    I thought Rome was fanstastic - especially the Arena scene - and the death of Caesar was really well done.
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    Poll: Definitely apple, with icing on top, but wouldn't...

    Definitely apple, with icing on top, but wouldn't say no to a double chocolate doughnut ...... mmmm......:cookie:
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    Hello! Have resurfaced - will look at your PM in...

    Hello! Have resurfaced - will look at your PM in a minute - pop ups blocked on my computer so will have to go into another screen. Must just say I don't want to know about anyone who has an...
  13. Thread: Summer Training?

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    yep, that'll be me then! Didn't spot you...

    yep, that'll be me then! Didn't spot you unfortunately - watching for thrown gloves! :)
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    Me? Yes, and I have brown hair.

    Me? Yes, and I have brown hair.
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    Hi Mutley! Yes, to left of tennis centre ......

    Hi Mutley!

    Yes, to left of tennis centre ... small group ... down to 8 by Friday ...
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    I was in adult foil.

    I was in adult foil.
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    I was at Millfield last week and it was really...

    I was at Millfield last week and it was really good - but very tough! Didn't know the days would be quite so long but really glad I did it - hopefully I've got a few more skills now I can try out...
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    Cutting down handles?

    My medium foil handle is slightly too large for my hand - by only about 1 or 2cm - so I need to cut it down slightly. Does anyone know how I should do this? One of my handles is metal, the other is...
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    ... weed ... :tumble:

    ... weed ...

    :tumble:
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    What's Bristol like as a comp? Quite fancy...

    What's Bristol like as a comp? Quite fancy going, but it's a bit further that I would usually go for a comp ...
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    Edinburgh Festival

    Anyone been to the Edinburgh Festival this year? Wondered if anyone has seen the show Hedwig & the Angry Inch? My brother's in it and it'd be great to see what people think ....
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    pie

    pie
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    I finished Steven Saylor's Rubicon a few weeks...

    I finished Steven Saylor's Rubicon a few weeks ago - it's very good, very evocative of Ancient Rome (well... I assume it is anyway!!)

    I'm now reading Book 1 of the Liveship Traders Series by...
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    Re: training

    Yep, I'll be there next week! Getting slightly nervous now, haven't been to anything like this before...
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    Yes, I thought Blair was good and Bush was a bit...

    Yes, I thought Blair was good and Bush was a bit too Bush (wading in with his "yep, I was right"-style "we must continue to fight the war on terror") he's not wrong, but it just sounded a bit crass...
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