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#1 Jun 30 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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Last summer my bro and I and a couple of friends where up north at our cabin/house thing....

Anyway we had a pile of 3 inch wood planks form our old hardwood floor so we made swords and shields out of them (did I mention we were bored). Then we fought each other, the point wasnt really to hit each other, solid oak planks arent that soft, but rather to disarm the other guy.

It was actually a lot of fun until I hit that damn lamp post.....

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#2 Jun 30 2004 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
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This post would be more intresting if someone had lost an eye.
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#3 Jun 30 2004 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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SO then after fighting for awhile we said screw not hitting each other and went all out just then a squirrel running by got caught by a random parry and sadly lost an eye.....

So then we decided burning things in a fire would be a lot more fun and wandered off....
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#5 Jun 30 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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HEH....I've seen some pretty weird stuff when I go to comps to fence.

1.)I saw a guy piss his pants on strip...(that was gross...white and yellow don't mix)>_<
2.)I've seen my friend Mark Dembitz with a broken epee in his chest. It mist his lung by an inch.
3.)I was at a meet were one of my team mates was fencing a guy, the other guy lunged in a counter attack and tore his ACL on his back knee. His leg from the lower half of his knee down was all limp and floppy
4.)One of my friends from Brown U. that I just beat 4-3 in the 1 minute over time was fencing a kid from Dartmouth next. In the first action my friend takes a bell punch upper cut to the head. He ends up going to the hospital in a coma.
5.)Seen someone vomit in their fencing mask on strip. (That was pretty nasty)
6.)Seen a director grab a female fencers breasts to see if she was wearing boob cups and a plastron (Chest protecter)this guy was male and she had very large breasts(He's a bit sketchy)
#6 Jun 30 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
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If you just added a few minor plot points your story would make great gay porn.


"Then Bobby said 'My sword's bigger!' 'No, mine is!!' George yelled! "'Prove it!!'"

Bau chicky bau bumd be bumd.

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#8 Jun 30 2004 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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(did I mention we were bored).


No you didn't but thank you for letting us know.
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#9 Jun 30 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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THE TOXICITY OF OUR CITY OF OUR CITY!!!!!!!


DDDAA DDAADAD DDAADD ADADDAD DISORDER DISORDER!!!!!
BLEE BLEE BLEE BLEEEE SACRCED SILENCE AND SEEEEEE!!

Edited, Wed Jun 30 14:17:59 2004 by FigNewton
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The toxicity of our city, of our city


DAMNIT BHODI!!!!! Well that will teach me not to read the entire lame ass post.

Edited, Wed Jun 30 14:17:42 2004 by FigNewton
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#12 Jun 30 2004 at 1:32 PM Rating: Default
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Wow camp sing along GREAT an to think I thought this post was about sword play?? Any other fenceres out there??
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#13 Jun 30 2004 at 1:35 PM Rating: Default
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Wow camp sing along GREAT an to think I thought this post was about sword play?? Any other fenceres out there??


I fenced for twelve years, mostly Sabre. Blew both knees out in rapid succession when I was about 19 or I probably would have fenced Varsity for Harvard.
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#14 Jun 30 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I fenced for twelve years, mostly Sabre. Blew both knees out in rapid succession when I was about 19 or I probably would have fenced Varsity for Harvard.



>_< That sucks dude! I'm sorry. I have a couple of friends who had to quit because of blown knees. As it is I'm scared to death about blowing something. That would be the end of fencing in Div 1's for a long while. I do leg exercises every day to get my knees in better shape.

Where did/do you fence at?
#15 Jun 30 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
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http://www.bostonfencingclub.org/


Here when I was a kid, at the American U gym when I was working in DC. Also the Pentagon Gym has facilities, but I never bothered with them.

I haven't fenced in probably 7 years or so though. After nine knee surgeries I actually listen to the surgeons now.

Fencing's not exactly low impact on the knees, as you know.
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WOW!....nine knee surgeries?!? That really sucks.

Yeah I've been to the Boston Fencing club a few times. But I haven't been fencing much this year because of work so I've been slipping. My coach is going to be driving me pretty hard come school time though. The last meet I went to a couple of weeks ago I totaly bag in do to weapon failures. It's tough to win when you go threw all 3 FIE weapons in pools. >_<
#17 Jun 30 2004 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
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Yeah, nine. Only two fencing related.

It's a good sport, though. Very displined and structured. Good for kids, if I ever have any they'll definately have lessons.
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#18 Jun 30 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
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It's been a long time since I fenced, but I hope to god you're doing electic, right? Otherwise, I can't imagine how one could have 3 weapons of any type "fail". I never had any problems with my knees, but then I got into fencing when I was about 8, and stopped sometime in HS. My school didn't have a team, and it was just taking up too much time.

Looking back, I kinda wish I had kept up with it. I was *very* good for my age, winning a few HS competitions when I was in Jr High, and competing well against A fencers when unranked in open tournaments. Who knows. My sister competed in the nationals for the UCSD fencing team, and I was always much better then her (she's why I learned to fight lefties very well since she's left handed, but I think the advantage handicapped her at higher levels). I just totally lost interest.

Besides. Fighting live steel at Ren faires is far more likely to get you laid... :)
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#19 Jun 30 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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i do karate, at blackbelt (which i am) we get to do sword fighting. Ofcourse with dull blades. Its fun but hurts when you get hit lol.
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I haven't fenced in probably 7 years or so though. After nine knee surgeries I actually listen to the surgeons now.


Hope you got good Med Smash.
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Besides. Fighting live steel at Ren faires is far more likely to get you laid... :)


Oh, I don't know about that. It depends who you want to nail, I guess. I think there's a definate class diffrence in the women you'd pick up fencing and the paste eaters you'd pick up at a Ren fair.

Allthough I'm explaining this to a guy named after an obscure Runequest diety so it's probably not worth the effort.
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Hope you got good Med Smash.

Champus isn't bad.

Edit: Before someone with too much spare time bothers, when I say Champus I mean Tricare Extra.

Edited, Wed Jun 30 17:53:39 2004 by Smasharoo
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#23 Jun 30 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Me and an old rommie used to live right on the side of Philadelphia rd. We'd have traffic backed up with people watching us as we fenced in our parking lot... it was good fun and great exercise. For some reason we Always ended up killing each other the exact same time in the same area..almost everytime..

Once however, he actually broke the foil in my neck.... Hurray for padding. I have plans to get a set of Boken(?sp) soon... or those other ones made from bamboo..

thought I'd share... okie bye bye
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For some reason we Always ended up killing each other the exact same time in the same area..almost everytime..


That's largely what competative foil is like. You're ussually talking tenths or hundreths of a second diffrence in who gets the point. Foil particularly. Epee is a normally a little more clear cut because of the larger scoring area, but not allways.

I did very well at foil, but exceptionally well at sabre. I was horrible at Epee because I have long limbs and my leading foot would get scored on a lot.
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#25 Jun 30 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
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I'm 13 and I'm desperate to take up fencing, but I don't know any club or place I can join. =(
I live in Central New York, about 45mins. away from Syracuse, if anyone can help me out.
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Good for you btw. It's a great sport to get into, especially at an early age. It will really help with hand-eye coordination. One of the most notable changes I noticed at the time (cause I was playing flag football in Jr. High at the time) was how much easier it was to throw a football accurately while running "out of step" with the throw. You learn from fencing how to completely separate what your feet are doing from what your arms/hands are doing. Hours and hours of footwork drills will do that...


It's interesting the difference in observations about foil vs epee Smash. I recall foil being a much more precise form of fencing, and I always saw epee as "sloppy". I think alot of that difference was due to changes in the sport about the same time that I was getting out. I know they changed the point system from points against to points for (a semantic difference really), but I vaguely recall that they were making changes to the "right of way" rules for foil as well. I stopped paying much attention to it, so I'm not sure what exact changes they did end up making (I'd just heard rummors of changes coming and what they'd likely mean).


Foil used to have *very* strict right of way rules. It wasn't just about who got a hit first, but who got a "legal" hit first. They used a right of way rule for that. The first person to extend got right of way. The other guy could only legally hit him if he knocked his extention off target first (a beat atttack), or parried and riposted. If they did lighten up the extension and right of way rules for foil, then it would make the sport a lot more messy. Given the smaller target area, you'd end up with a lot more "simultaneous hits", which were up to the judges to decide who got it first (or the electronic scorer if you're using one).


It's still a super fun sport though in any case...
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#29 Jul 01 2004 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
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You still have to have right of way to score, but you can, as allways, riposte to score.

Riposte grants right of way. It's not often you see a point annuled due to right of way anymore, but the rules are still in effect.

Sabre has right of way, also, a little diffrent than foil, but the same idea. Epee never has, and does, indeed look much sloppier.

People who fence Epee would argue it's purer because of the larger scoring area, and the increased complexity. A stop hit will or won't score in foil or sabre depending on right of way which is about the only time you see it come into play any more, but in epee it will.
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"Epee" is in about 90% of all crossword puzzles I've ever done.
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Good for you btw. It's a great sport to get into, especially at an early age. It will really help with hand-eye coordination. One of the most notable changes I noticed at the time (cause I was playing flag football in Jr. High at the time) was how much easier it was to throw a football accurately while running "out of step" with the throw. You learn from fencing how to completely separate what your feet are doing from what your arms/hands are doing. Hours and hours of footwork drills will do that..


I think it's more ballance than hand eye. There isn't anyone I know who fenced competively for any legnth of time who can't cassually walk down the length of a higway gaurdrail without ever looking unballacned.

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