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  1. Notes 21 Jan 2015 - New Toy

    by , 01-21-2015 at 07:02 PM
    The Y installed Win7 to the donated laptop and loaded VSM. I successfully tested it last Friday and continued to use it on Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, Tuesday, I was able to figure out the Auto Start feature for both Epee and Foil. Very nice.

    Mark's initial luddite response was that he'd use it as a scoring box. That changed after we fenced with the auto-start. It took some playing with the system and multiple readings of the PDF to realize how to signal to the system that we were ...
  2. Follow The Bouncing Epeeist...

    by , 01-21-2015 at 12:15 AM
    Turns out you're supposed to bounce from your ankles, not your knees. No wonder I was having so much trouble with it.

    On an unrelated note, I've been collecting stories from the vet fencers about how they got into fencing, since most of them started as adults. I'll put some here and if anyone else would like to share(vet or non-vet) I'd love to hear them. These are paraphrases of their own words as best I can remember them.

    Dale: "I had always been interested in ...
  3. Notes 15 Jan 2015 – Taking limited action

    by , 01-16-2015 at 12:18 PM
    On Tuesday night, we had our usual mixed bag of fencers. A couple of epeeists, a foilist, Mark and I. I talked one of the epeeists into attacking me the same way that I lost the second DE. And I reacted the same way. Fencing “hat” off, coaching “hat” on. Problem .. Possible Solution ..

    Asked the epeeist to try again while I tried out things and found something that worked. It was good for both of us since it was an attack he hasn’t used in a while and it was my kryptonite. Plus it ...
  4. Lioness! (Strath Haven 1/11)

    by , 01-14-2015 at 10:19 PM
    As JKormann said, I fenced Pixie’s event Sunday, even though I still wasn’t fully recovered from this cold. But after I suggested this would be a good spot for Lioness to compete and she decided to sign up, there was no question about going. JK was sympathetic, but I had to report that I was up to around 90 percent: a lot less crud in my chest, and my knees finally stopped hurting from last week’s hockey games, but I was still winded at the end of three minutes.

    With six women ...

    Updated 01-14-2015 at 10:26 PM by Zebra

    Tags: lioness, vets
  5. Notes 11 Jan 2015 – Panthers Epee

    by , 01-11-2015 at 05:26 PM
    Link to results:

    I’m still irked. I should have finished in the 4, not in the 8.

    Pools went well. I came out placed 1st in my pool. The only loss was to Andrew Stein, who came in 3T. Closest was against Zebra, who I’d face in the DE. Brian is a good fencing-friend and it is always a pleasure to fence him. His switch to left, threw me, but I adapted. Our pool had no dedicated Ref, but we had two rated Refs in ...
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