Anyone do Fencing?

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    Nov 28, 2007 11:10 PM GMT
    Well i think the question says it all, so do you?
    I am a Sabreur, So naturally i think Foil is CRAP and just don't like Epee.

    Would just like to find ayone else interested in Fencing, and what level you're at.

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    !!!!!SABRE ALL THE WAY!!!!!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 29, 2007 3:43 AM GMT
    Well, I was captain of my college's men's foil team when I was an undergrad. I had never fenced before college. Half the teams in our league were club teams, like mine; the other half were division 1 NCAA teams. That was rather scary in the first couple of meets ("So, you've been fencing for 3 months, that guy's on scholarship and been doing it for 10 years. Good luck!"), but I channeled the power of beginner's luck and managed to actually defeat the guy who was the champion of the previous year. In reality, it was because I was such a total beginner that I wasn't reacting to his feints or whatnot like any experienced opponent would, and thus my actions were completely unexpected. It's been a few years since I've fenced, though.
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    Nov 29, 2007 4:06 AM GMT
    I don't care. I fence foil. Been stuck on foil the past few years. It's a simple weapon.

    Despite the constant bruises from overeager poking from opponents, I still rather foil.

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  • EricLA

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    Nov 29, 2007 4:13 AM GMT
    I took a class in fencing when I attended junior college, which I enjoyed. It was a sport I could have gotten into. I didn't play it long enough to weigh in on foil, sabre, or epee argument. Touche.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 29, 2007 5:44 AM GMT
    Oh, and as for the differences in the weapons: at least those of us with point weapons have more to our strategy than "charge forward and swing". ;) I respect epee a good deal, but your sabre people have bizarre rules of right of way that as far as I can tell basically boil down to whoever was moving forward.
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    Nov 29, 2007 1:23 PM GMT
    Always wanted to that's for sure. I'm good with Chinese and Japanese melee weapons, and since certain aspects of ballet have origins in fencing i think i'd be pretty good.

    AND i'd like to learn epee, foil, and sabre. I like to be well rounded.
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    Nov 29, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    I started learning to fence with a foil one year in college. My buddy had fenced for years and started up a fencing club on campus; unfortunately, he transferred the next year and the club didn't go any farther. It was too bad, too, because I really enjoyed the hell out of it.
  • cbrock

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    Feb 08, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    I learned how to fence a couple of years ago. At the time we used sabre but I haven't really kept up with it too much since then.
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    Feb 23, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    I did foil for my first three years of undergrad but just wasn't feeling like I was getting anywhere or enjoying it that much. Switched to saber my last year and had a great time! Haven't found anywhere to do it where i am now but can't wait to get back home this summer to do some saber work
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    May 04, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    I agree the Sabre is exciting and a hell of a workout, the Sabre rocks. I also like the foil for the finesse.
    The smaller target area makes the foil much more challenging.

    I do have a love/hate relationship with electronic scoring though. I move up and down the piste a lot and
    the wire is such a nuisance. I need a lot of lateral movement to get at those lefties too and I get tangled up sometimes. What are your thoughts on electronic scoring?



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    May 27, 2008 12:25 PM GMT
    electronics- to me a nuisance. its just one more thing to go wrong. its hellish for foil when somehting goes wrong- which it is inevitable IT WILL.
    and wearing a Lame, that annoyes the hell out of me, it restricts movement.icon_evil.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 27, 2008 1:00 PM GMT
    Yes, I prefer "White Picket" Fencing icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2008 10:57 AM GMT
    Dropped out of middle school to train foil for a couple of years. Was good, and eventually realised that that was the main reason I did it. Got sick of the pressure to comit, and quit. Never looked back. All said, though, it is a choice sport.
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    Jun 03, 2008 10:58 AM GMT
    What's your district? I was Great Lakes, from 1991-1999