Since this has been touched on in a couple of other threads, let's delve in a little more.
Does it seem to anyone else that the new rule about 1 foot/2 feet off the strip is not being enforced?
We've been to just about every NAC since the rules went into effect...and I have yet to see it called. I've seen probably a hundred instances of a fencer with one foot way outside the strip, if not both feet.
Strangely, it almost seems the people who most frequently go off are lefties facing righties, when the lefty is attacking along the left side of the strip. They seem to circle out on the attack, and come in from outside.
Anyway, it just seems wrong to repeatedly have an opponent step out of bounds, and then land a successful attack. Especially when the coaches and even the spectators start calling out "off the strip!" only to have the ref shake his/her head.
Thoughts? And what do you do when your opponent is getting away with it? How do you deal with the ref?