I am joining a fencing summer program where equipment is not included, which means I will need some foils. I have been fencing at highschool for 2 winter seasons now, and having my own equipment would not hurt. I have only broken one blade, and have a pretty good sense of distance.
I prefer stiff and straighter blades than whipy ones, but I also want something long lasting. I am going to buy 2 and don't know if I should get two of the same, or try out some options. My price range is 80 per foil, but I would be willing to pay more for a more durable blade. Should I get an (FIE) I don't fencing competitions, but I hear they last 5 times longer than the others.
Here are some blades I am considering