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Fencing Posts November 27, 2006 5:26 PM

What is your favored weapon and why?  [ send green star]
 
Fencing Wepon of "Choice" November 27, 2006 6:37 PM

Hands down,Eepee! Almost no rules,a hit is a hit. I may be small,but do not think,you are safe,lol! X-NCAA fencer.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Fav... hmm November 28, 2006 4:32 PM

I think I am switching from foil to epee. I need to study (and practice!) of course, but that damnedable vest really gets under my skin. Also, the epee is in a way much more realistic. To assume that a punctured leg is inconsequential (as with the foil) seems to be a bit of a stretch of the imagination. I hope there are some decent instructors in Southern Central New York (lol! I live in South Central now - that was a **really** bad part of L.A.) I would like to play with the sabre at some point, but it seems so hack and slash. Fun for a time, but it seems too easy to get sloppy. I will have to try it and find out.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
New York and New Jersey November 29, 2006 4:56 AM

have some of the best academies! Maybe your time in So Central Cal will help you with sabre! (smile) I did sabre for a little while, but it's not as much fun for me. And too crazy-expensive! My weapon of choice is foil. My husband Daniel does foil and epee. He's a coach in Virginia, where we live.  [ send green star]
 
 December 27, 2006 9:53 PM

Central NJ is suddenly a hotbed of fencing...in addition to BCAF (my club...15 Olympic-sized strips) there is Medeo (I think they have like 18 full-sized strips), Clinton Fencing Club, Lucetti is somewhere around here too, NJFA just opened up, they have a big space, Mr. Ma is coming into Hillsborough now, where there already was a small YMCA program...I'm not even getting into northern NJ yet! Side note...coul someone enable html, so we can post pics, and so I can see what the blooody hell I'm typing????  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Italian foils January 21, 2007 8:19 AM

I was fortunate enough to spend some time studying under one of Aldo Nadi's best students (now extremely ancient by the way). I want to practice with Italian grips, but I can find none that have a decent wood handle. The *few* I can find at all have these really cheeseball plastic grips, which are a complete waste of time. Does anyone have an idea where decent Italian grips can be found and if I have to oder a special blade (due to the tang)? I have decided to abstain from the Belgium grip as it is to "Americanized" for me. If I wanted to feel like I was holding a pistol instead of a sword, I would slap a .45 in my hand and start contracting the muscles in my index finger. I guess you can tell, I am something of a purist in sport.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Re:Belgin Grip April 09, 2007 6:27 PM

Lol,this if memorie serves correctly was supposed to be a orthapedic grip,but i do agree with you,it does have it's draw backs,but not as many as fencing with your wrist strapped down & i have seen some do this. You can not drop your sword if you NEED to,so you could recive a fractured wrist instead. Not worth even the in theory risk to me!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Foil vs Epee October 10, 2007 2:52 PM

The foil is the practice wepon for the Epee,which is why the restricted target areas to make you fence with & improve your skills. Until recently however,foil was the only wepon used by wemen& yes it to has been used by men in combat,but for combat,epee is wepon of choice between these two wepons only.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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