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    Las Vegas Photos

    Photos from the Las Vegas Grand Prix & World Cup are now posted at www.FencingPhotos.com.

    Enjoy!

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    On this page:

    Semi-final - Zagunis (USA) vs Marzocca (ITA)

    Check out the lead foot in image HT7O4565.

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    What happened to Tony Curtis's face? Looked like it was hit by a cement truck and it dumped the whole load on him. Hey isn't Neil Diamond headlining at the San Remo? Couldn't they get him to do the awards? Maybe Penn Gillette?
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    Wow.
    I think I've found my favorite fencing picture ever.

    The first picture in the WS gold medal team bout, HT7O5342
    Tan vs Netchaeva. Pretty.
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    2 angles too

    Quote Originally Posted by whtouche
    Wow.
    I think I've found my favorite fencing picture ever.

    The first picture in the WS gold medal team bout, HT7O5342
    Tan vs Netchaeva. Pretty.
    Look at the screen in the background.

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    I thought the screen image was interesting. I checked with the video guys, and it's absolutely at the same moment. But it looks like her back foot is still on the piste -- I guess because of the angle. It goes to show you how important it is to stand in the right place to get the best perspective of the action.

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    Gorgeous photos! Was this taken with a film camera or with a digital?
    Photo of the lunge is absolutely incredible. You should make that one a poster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edew
    What happened to Tony Curtis's face? Looked like it was hit by a cement truck and it dumped the whole load on him.
    Age, certainly, and drink, probably.

    Oh, callow youth! One day Time will have her way with thee as well...

    Meanwhile, look at those photos again. If you didn't know the person in those wonderful Vision masks, or at least their identities, could you have told who they were? I couldn't. But---wasn't that the whole rationale behind mandating them in the first place? So spectators could recognize the occupant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inquartata
    Age, certainly, and drink, probably.

    Oh, callow youth! One day Time will have her way with thee as well...
    A bit of misplaced plastic surgery too maybe? He looks a bit like an older version of Liza Manelli's ex-husband (can't remember his name, but his face looks plastic and his eyes brows have been lifted to high, they are virtually on the back of his head... )

    Boo

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    I heard that in the women's foil, someone had a foil go through a portion of the mask or something? Any truth to that claim? Maybe it was in saber? Dunno. Just heard an incomplete comment about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inquartata
    So spectators could recognize the occupant?
    So the TV cameras could do close-ups...
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by esgrimista1
    Gorgeous photos! Was this taken with a film camera or with a digital?
    Photo of the lunge is absolutely incredible. You should make that one a poster!
    AFAIK, Serge shoots digital.

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    Hey Timacheff check your email

    Found something for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edew
    I heard that in the women's foil, someone had a foil go through a portion of the mask or something? Any truth to that claim? Maybe it was in saber? Dunno. Just heard an incomplete comment about that.
    I spoke with Matthew Porter, one of the armorers present at the Las Vegas WC. He said that in women's saber, one of the fencers had her weapon jammed in between the lexan mask and the frame, going through enough so that the bulb portion of the tip went past the edge of the lexan (but still stayed inside the mask, never endangering the fencer...oh-ho-ho, I'd say...). They had to stick a screw driver in there, twist it to expand the gap between the frame and the lexan and pull out the saber.

    Still, not a great showing for lexan masks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edew
    Still, not a great showing for lexan masks.
    Especially considering that, as you said, this was women's sabre - as opposed to a more powerful event such as men's épée where the visor is target.

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    It would be interesting to know what brand the mask was, and what Roch had to say about it (IIRC, he was present during the competition?)
    • Epee is the Louis Vuitton bag of fencing: only the best can get it, and the rest of the masses must content themselves with cheap knockoffs (sabre, foil)
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    Roch was probably down at the $5-$10 roulette tables.
    =)=///

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    Rene was not at the competition.

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    Of course not! Why would he associate with his subjects? It just isn't done, you know. One does not socialize with inferiors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat
    Especially considering that, as you said, this was women's sabre - as opposed to a more powerful event such as men's épée where the visor is target.
    Well, the visor WOULD be target in sabre if it conducted. Heck, maybe they'll make a conductive visor for epee that grounds out and kills that target area. Then everyone will have a dead spot in the middle of their mask.

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