So i offered to do some armoury for my club and over the last few months have done quite a bit and learnt quite a bit.
I have two epees, one re-wired by myself the other as wired from LP, both BF blades. The rewire is all LP parts, wire, barrel, tip, springs all of it.
Now, the fencer who asked me to look at them said he came back from Doha with one not working and the other intermittent when the blade was bent. I've tested both with a standard test box and they are both fine, no sign of a short anywhere. I just tested them with a multimeter and they go from -1 ohms with nothing attached, stay at -1 ohms with the tip not depressed, to a steady 1.5/1.7 ohms then the point is depressed.
For a very brief second sometimes, almost too quick to notice, the multimeter go to -20/-30ohms before going to the steady 1.7 but i checked and it does this with other weapon i know work.
I haven't got a full epee box with timing chip to test but wondered if anyone had any idea why they may not have been working on piste, i have no reason to think this fencer was making it up?
Thanks in Advance