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    what is your "OH S***!!!" response?

    Whether you are a so-so fencer, a good fencer, or a great fencer-- we all have those moments when someone catches amazing timing and takes us completely by surprise. So, when faced with this scenario, what is your "OH S***!!!!" response? Parry? Counter-attack? Run like hell? Other?
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    Get hit and return to the en-garde line with my head hanging.
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    If I manage to avoid being hit: One of several compound parry sets I try to alternate through.

    If I am hit: "BRAVO! Nice touch!"
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    retreat and extend.
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    I'll admit I tend to instictively retreating and doing a parry five usually when taken by suprise.

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    *laughing* considering this happens to me at least a couple of times a bout...

    retreat -- fast! break distance -- parry if needed. Then look for either a riposte, or way to turn the tables (check retreat, counterattack, stop, etc.)

    And yes usually, followed by "Dang! nice hit!" to compliment my opponent..

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    If I don't get hit (80% probability that I will), I retreat like hell, and maybe make a parry to whatever line they might be extending into.

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    i disconect myself and then do a benny hill impression before reconnecting and returning on gaurd.

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    Scream, pump my fist and look expectantly at the referee, willing him to give me the touch anyway.

    Oh, no, wait, that's just about every sabre fencer EXCEPT me...

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    Take the corps-a-corps for a halt
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    (foil) Retreat like crazy then Duck and counter - 40% of the time they end up hitting off target, another 40% their attack flies over my head. The other 20% I'm screwed :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inquartata
    Scream, pump my fist and look expectantly at the referee, willing him to give me the touch anyway.

    Oh, no, wait, that's just about every sabre fencer EXCEPT me...
    C'mon, EVERYBODY's doing it...
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    My personal favorites in epee that I have seen or induced are the windshield wiper parrying (6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4...until they get hit) and the panic-laden hip thrust (bend the whole body over and frantically stick out the arm).

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    I tend to retreat and start frantically trying to take the blade for a prise de fer. If I miss a few times, I do the sabre version of Be Like Water's hip thrust, the lurch-cut(where you kinda leave your feet a little and lean all your weight forward to get extra speed/reach). Sometimes I manage to catch them off-guard with it, sometimes I actually manage to get the prise, but a lot of the time I end up getting clobbered. In which case, I usually just raise a finger and say "Nice touch".
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    crossover retreat+extend. Go epee'!

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    In epee, I have thankfully trained myself to just extend and hope for the double.

    In foil, I do a parry 1. It's a REALLY bad habit. The good news is, my opponent often doesn't hit. The bad news is I can't riposte, so my opponent gets another chance to hit me.

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    Retreat, attempt to parry. If not and my opponents move works, I've been heard saying "Holy ****, that was AWESOME!"

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    I use the powers of my mind to come up with some witty comment, such as, "oh dear", before I'm even hit. Then people think I'm better than I am because I knew I'd be hit. Haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Be_Like_Water
    My personal favorites in epee that I have seen or induced are the windshield wiper parrying (6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4...until they get hit).

    either that or the opponant just gets hypmotised whilst watching the blade go back and forth!!

    ..as for my reactions... sometimes do sort of a bounce out in retreat to come back in with a duck and counter
    erm....parry ...riposte....oops...argh!!....run awwaaayyyy!!!

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    Stick the blade out. It often catches their arm or wrist somewhere as they come in.

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