changes to priorty interpretation?

Discussion in 'Rules and Referee Questions' started by anton_fairfax, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. wwittman

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    Yes. Thanks.
    If you can parry the repost then you do. But ofttimes things are happening rather more quickly than that and giving UP on the remise is playing to lose.

    I don’t know what kind of foil you fence, but mine doesn’t happen in slow tidy motion.
     
  2. keropie

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    Sure, but in an early/beginner training session, it seems reasonable. Especially if you allow remises to stop the action, but essentially count as off target. One should (generally) build conventional actions and then add in non-conventional actions (depending on the athlete's aptitudes, body style, twitch reflex, time to train before competition, etc.)

    Certainly I remise plenty of times, either to draw a riposte on my desired timing, or to score (or occasionally because I don't have any better ideas), but I agree that it shouldn't be a default option for a beginning fencer.
     
  3. sdubinsky

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    BUT IT SHOULD. Haven't you been seeing all those posts in this thread? Your foil must be a clean conversation of the blades, a neat sequence of feint-disengage and parry-riposte. If your opponent manages to avoid your attack, you must respect their accomplishment and not attempt a remise, even if it would land in time.
     
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  4. wwittman

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    Exactly.
    It's nice to learn the classic technique, but it's every bit as important to learn to fence in the way that it's going to get called.
     

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