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    Lulling them into a false sense of security....

    Lulling them into a false sense of security. Straight from the wily vets fencing handbook! I like it :D
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    Don't be modest Francophile, how did you do?...

    Don't be modest Francophile, how did you do? :cool:
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    3 However, a hit scored by the fencer who leaves...

    3 However, a hit scored by the fencer who leaves the piste with one foot only is valid provided
    that the action was started before the ‘Halt!’.

    This is the one that gets me sweating when I'm...
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    You mean come off the side of the piste right?...

    You mean come off the side of the piste right? I'm not in the Borel league of fleching but I can usually get both feet in the air at the same time.
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    And check out this for flexibility and strength...

    And check out this for flexibility and strength from Khrapina. Wow, and if I tried this, Ow.

    https://youtu.be/qWpI4LR9VpU?t=935
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    Kohutav! I think they all train in one town...

    Kohutav!

    I think they all train in one town together, Tallin is it? So while they may not have a large population, it's very concentrated. They also have some very good home grown coaches who were...
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    Thanks Dan!

    Thanks Dan!
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    Well I did say any part of the competition :D ...

    Well I did say any part of the competition :D

    And I do like a nice sword presentation.

    Thanks Akster :)
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    Anyone know if there was a video feed for any...

    Anyone know if there was a video feed for any part of this competition?
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    Only one team can enter per country to the team...

    Only one team can enter per country to the team comp. For Burgos at least, this may be a general Jnr World Cup rule, I'm not sure.

    If a ref were £400-£500 to send then the extra cost per fencer...
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    Ha! It's so bad. It reads like if you attempted a...

    Ha! It's so bad. It reads like if you attempted a fleche but missed you would get a red card.

    Interesting, I think, is that the motivation for all these changes is to increase the appeal of...
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    This sounds like an elegant solution to me. Maybe...

    This sounds like an elegant solution to me. Maybe it would need the calendar to be less compressed and front loaded than it has been this year to work in practice though. Or perhaps the selections...
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    Rule Change Proposals - 2018 Congress.

    http://static.fie.org/uploads/20/100197-11.2%20doc.%20gral.%20%20reglements%202018%20ang.pdf

    Some real humdingers!

    I like the idea of foil with no off target/white light. (Nobody else like this...
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    I'm certainly not suggesting that the rules be...

    I'm certainly not suggesting that the rules be changed now mid season. No-one's going to lose their selection already gained and so no need for anyone to be upset. I was only musing on the...
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    I can't resist! I do have a fencer directly...

    I can't resist!

    I do have a fencer directly affected by the junior selection policy and so I want to join the discussion to give my view point but at the same time to be entirely respectful to...
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    Some fencers or coaches travelling to...

    Some fencers or coaches travelling to international competitions may need to be aware of this development in airline policies:
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    The Team WE looks like it was a humdinger at the...

    The Team WE looks like it was a humdinger at the end. Just have to wait for it to appear on You Tube now...
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    These @@$$ing streams! Don't seem to be able...

    These @@$$ing streams!

    Don't seem to be able to go back in time on any of the feeds and they don't seem to sync with the live results so I keep seeing the results before the match is shown on the...
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    [Mexican accent ]Hey Gringo![/Mexican accent] ...

    [Mexican accent ]Hey Gringo![/Mexican accent]

    I need closure. What was it in the end?
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    It sounds like you might have a break in your...

    It sounds like you might have a break in your insulation on one of the wires near where it passes through the hole in the guard.

    If that is the case you may be able to fix it by making sure the...
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    I think BF are definitely on the right track by...

    I think BF are definitely on the right track by joining forces with other disadvantaged sports to try to get UK Sport to provide baseline funding for all Olympic sports. So well done for that!
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    I agree with the BF statement that it's fun that...

    I agree with the BF statement that it's fun that matters at that age. An under 10 championship and fun are not mutually exclusive but for some kids who didn't choose their parents wisely an element...
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    Thanks Gethy. I followed your link and now four...

    Thanks Gethy. I followed your link and now four days later I'm a fully signed up member of the Max Boyce fan club! Isn't there a rule against this type of thing on the forum?
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    (He's not taking the hint.) North Wales is...

    (He's not taking the hint.)

    North Wales is lovely what with the castles and mountains and excellent transport links to the NW of England. Yep, sure is nice.
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    North Wales is lovely this time of year!

    North Wales is lovely this time of year!
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