1st zone saber calls make this sport lose credibility. I just got done watching the videos Cyrus of Chaos has uploaded from Plovdiv and I must say WTF? Refereeing criteria is really hard to gauge in the bouts I saw, and at some points one could make the case it's blatantly biased. If you have read some of my previous posts and know who I am, you'll know I am no fan of ROW but this latest stuff is just a bunch of BS. If the latest fad is calling it this way or another then why don't the refs stick to it all the time? I think at one point you even hear some of the US's top saber fencers commenting on one of the videos ( Apithy vs. Oh last touch) about an ''interesting'' touch. These guys are the best in the country and if they seem to have some potential issues with the calls in the the box then maybe this sport needs to take a better look at ROW and how it is called in the first zone and/or everywhere else. I think after watching this shiat I am gonna just go play soccer and learn to take a dive in the penalty area if somebody touches me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYiUNCAPPG0
Atleast if I'm good enough somebody'll pay me. Fencing champions sure as hell ain't gonna get the same kinda snatch this SOb brings in.