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  1. A reduction in the number of broken blades leads...

    A reduction in the number of broken blades leads to a reduction in the number of potential incidents by a factor of five. It does not reduce the risk at the moment a broken blade does occur.

    As a...
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    Oh crap. Best do mine when I get back then...

    Oh crap. Best do mine when I get back then...
  3. Thread: More Charges!

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    Last time trips like this were centrally...

    Last time trips like this were centrally co-ordinated, arrangements were made from London.

    Which meant that every time a fencer outside of the M25 travelled, they had to go via London. ...
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    Thank you Jorge, that's everything I was hoping...

    Thank you Jorge, that's everything I was hoping to understand.

    Also interesting penetration point, and interesting failures. Good to hear he's doing well, everything given he's been exceptionally...
  5. Thread: More Charges!

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    "Travelling with the team". Read as...

    "Travelling with the team".

    Read as "travelling from London, at a time that means I have to travel to London the day before and stay an additional night".

    The 30 penalty charge is going to be...
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    Oh, agree. Was yesterday. I missed the...

    Oh, agree. Was yesterday. I missed the incident, but was told it was an unbroken blade. Mildly more reasonable with a broken one.

    Agree this is a combat sport and there are risks. With a...
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    As an aside, there appears to have been another...

    As an aside, there appears to have been another critical jacket failure leading to a abdominal penetration injury with an unbroken blade. Does anyone know which manufacturer's jacket it was?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
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    Psst. We're not using the Wifi (it fell over...

    Psst. We're not using the Wifi (it fell over when I was last there just handling GMail). We're using my little yellow box.
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    If anyone wants it, the L8 to finals are...

    If anyone wants it, the L8 to finals are available here.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeemPwHaxWoTPzr5VmPMhnX6egGl34_l3
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    Aren't I right in thinking they've shown...

    Aren't I right in thinking they've shown considerable improvement since London?
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    Funnily enough the FIE coaching course will be...

    Funnily enough the FIE coaching course will be observing the A Grade tomorrow.
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    He's so good, they let him enter twice.

    He's so good, they let him enter twice.
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    Hope this goes well, would love to come to a...

    Hope this goes well, would love to come to a future session when my calendar isn't quite so hectic.
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    The Flickmaster is, surprisingly, not that...

    The Flickmaster is, surprisingly, not that flicky.

    I used to love mine, but I found there was more "flick" in a *well* broken in BF White.
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    The problem may be that you're trying to fence...

    The problem may be that you're trying to fence them.

    Setting up preparations, attacks and feints are dependant on both parties playing the same game. When one party doesn't yet know the dance,...
  17. Good luck to Gabby in her new job. I hope we...

    Good luck to Gabby in her new job. I hope we hear some noise from her soon.

    Another non-fencer?
  18. "In return those referees will be expected to...

    "In return those referees will be expected to referee at major competitions within the UK."

    And a blind eye turned if they're never seem domestically?
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    That sounds like a damn fine bargain. Except...

    That sounds like a damn fine bargain.

    Except I'm North.
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    I've seen modern takes on traditional dress done...

    I've seen modern takes on traditional dress done so well. This is not one of them.

    It's awful. I genuinely have nothing positive to say about it.
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    Yes. That is all.

    Yes.

    That is all.
  22. Thread: EYCs

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    Interesting FB post from Four of Clubs (EYC...

    Interesting FB post from Four of Clubs (EYC relevant)

    https://www.facebook.com/FourofClubsFencing/posts/10152588608483628

    "Now here's something to think about. At every competition we go to...
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    Glue is not the long term answer (although if...

    Glue is not the long term answer (although if you're doing a dozen, it's certainly easier on the wallet in the short term).

    The long term answer has been provided by a few manufacturers. Leon...
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    Or you retro-fit existing masks. LP's is 15 a mask.
  25. TRAITOR! (I hand wash my PBT jacket in some...

    TRAITOR!

    (I hand wash my PBT jacket in some light detergent, and then hang to dry. The downside with having to wash with the leather attached is that the bathroom looks like you've massacred a...
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