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    I'm a hockey goalkeeper and wear goggles under...

    I'm a hockey goalkeeper and wear goggles under the keeper's mask.
    I wear the same goggles for fencing.
    They're getting on a bit now, but they were made by Nannini and are called Modular (IIRC).
    I...
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    After the '79 referendum, there was similar...

    After the '79 referendum, there was similar rhetoric from the losing side.
    Nothing happened - for a generation.

    Joe
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    When asked afterwards what happened, he said "I...

    When asked afterwards what happened, he said "I fell off a donkey"







    Or maybe not....
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    Never discuss religion or politics..... ...

    Never discuss religion or politics.....



    More practically,

    I have short, broad hands and fence with an assortment of handles including "normal" French grip and LP carbon fibre.
    This suits...
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    Thank you kind sir. The bamboozle stick seemed...

    Thank you kind sir.

    The bamboozle stick seemed unusually effective...

    Joe (Snr)
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    Stephen Northam beat Chris Barker in the final of...

    Stephen Northam beat Chris Barker in the final of the ME.
    Peter Bond and (I think) Ben Hughes were 3rd.

    Don't know any other weapons (and I guess you're interested in ME anyway!)

    Joe (Snr)
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    Something us long armed freaks do to make our...

    Something us long armed freaks do to make our freakish long arms even longer.

    Have you never looked at my selection of comedy epee handles?
  8. Giving a simple requirement for all competition...

    Giving a simple requirement for all competition organisers to carry one of your feet with them at all times...
  9. Isn't it normal to ask a chap before using his...

    Isn't it normal to ask a chap before using his photo?



    Cough

    Joe (Snr)
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    More lost kit

    While we're on the subject of lost kit...

    I'm missing a nearly-new LP epee body wire if anyone has found an extra one.
    It has a tag of fibreglass tape at one end.

    Joe (Snr)
  11. The BBC website says that they've both been...

    The BBC website says that they've both been selected for London.

    Congratulations to both of them.
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    My optician found me frames called Modular by...

    My optician found me frames called Modular by Nannini.

    I wear them with a strap for fencing and they fit very close to my face.
    The full frame is goggles with a plain outer lens and an inner...
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    It's a nice thought PappaBear, but I think I'm...

    It's a nice thought PappaBear, but I think I'm likely past it now (lack of talent might have been a problem too).

    Joe (Snr)
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    Hi kmg I sorry that I won't be able to help...

    Hi kmg

    I sorry that I won't be able to help you with this due to other commitments (and I probably don't count as competitive), but I would be very interested to see your results - if that is...
  15. Just over 6 weeks until I fly to Nice for my...

    Just over 6 weeks until I fly to Nice for my summer holiday.

    Surely I'm too old to be getting excited about it.....

    Joe (Snr)
  16. I refuse to attend any academy that would have me...

    I refuse to attend any academy that would have me as a student.

    Joe (Snr)
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    Dunno about crazy, but.... My old bookmark...

    Dunno about crazy, but....

    My old bookmark which didn't work properly any more was "http://fencingforum.com/forum/" and my new one is "http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/forum.php"
    So not a folder...
  18. What is the procedure for us expat Scots to...

    What is the procedure for us expat Scots to nominate an English region?

    And would I need to do anything before my next renewal?

    Thanks
    Joe (Snr)
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    Blackpool fencing club meet in Staining on a...

    Blackpool fencing club meet in Staining on a Friday evening.
    As mentioned already, Dave Varey is the coach.

    We fence Sabre and Epee.

    The standard isn't very high at the moment (but we are...
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    ...and now I have selected "Standard editor -...

    ...and now I have selected "Standard editor - Extra formatting controls" and


    I have


    all the lin

    e breaks I could want and the
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    I solved the line breaks problem in the post...

    I solved the line breaks problem in the post above by surrounding each line with {p} and {/p} tags (replacing curly brackets with less than / greater than brackets).

    Then I clicked on "Edit...
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    Answer

    Paladin



    Pain (hurt) fencing - i.e. surrounding lad (juvenile)
    Nothing about injuries sustained on the the piste.....

    Joe (Snr)
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    Stupid Question on NIFs

    Idly looking throught the September ME rankings, I noticed that the fencers listed 50th and 51st have identical points totals.

    Does this mean that they both count 1 towards NIF?



    or do I...
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    The links go to...

    The links go to britishfencing.com/international/national-rankings in error.
    If you manually edit international to events in the address bar it works!

    (And the rankings I was looking for haven't...
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    The computer at Essex a couple of years ago put...

    The computer at Essex a couple of years ago put me in the same poule as the son and heir (same name). Fortunately, there was a re-draw and we were separated....

    Joe (Snr)
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