Discussion in 'Fencing Discussion' started by Stuzz!!!, Dec 1, 2005.
Is it only at my club or do foilests and sabrers all over the world hate each other and if so why?
Perhaps it's only at your club. We get along very well at my club.
Well actually, there's really no division between us, since we all fence 3 weapon.
But we do all taunt one another and try to stick the other guys with the bar bill....
I dunno, but what I see here (fNet) most often is epee snobs versus ROW puritans (F/S).
(as well as the occassional neander-sabreur joke :blah: )
they do seem to have a thing with who is the best but it all adds the the atmosphere of the club . Hate is a very strong word but somehow , i have upset the foilists and the subures !!!!
Perhaps this is an inside joke I am missing, but I haven't noticed the saberuers smelling any worse then the epeeists or foilists. But aside from some of the ladies, I'd rather not get close enough to find out.
I think "hate" is far too strong. Its more along the lines of passionate competition, as with any sport made up of sub-sports. Unless you fence more than one weapon (as we do at our club), its easy to generalize and make not-so-bright comments about other people and their choice of weapon. Don't let those who do so fool you; all three weapons are difficult to master and royally fun to play.
I think it's generally epeeists against everyone else.
Nah. The sabre fencers can finish their bouts quickly, so we can share with them. It's the epee fencers that clog up the club and use up all the strips.
The foil and sabre fencers tend to be more likely to get into drinking contests, which the sabrists usually have the advantage in.
Craig (who is thinking of yet more weapon-stereotypes to shove into this post...)
Nah, epee fencers smell the worst. The never wash their gear. Ever.
Please don't confuse all of us for having DFP's problem.
Such a narrow minded, uninformed, patently false blanket statement could only come from a uneducated knuckle dragging Neanderthal. Wait, let me check something...
Oh, he's a saberist. Sorry for being redundant.
(And just for the record, my kit tends to smell of lavender and apples. At least until I fence for a few hours...)
In his defense, it is not all DFP's fault. He is a teenage male. A category that has been scientifically proven to be the most unpleasantly odiferous of all the human categories. Hopefully he will grow out of it!
Deoderant comes in a variety of scents and even in nifty spray cans. Isn't that convenient?! I usually keep a can in my clothes bag for afterward.
Perhaps just put HIM in his bag.
Everyone gets along pretty well at my club, even with the epeeists. I have to come here to find a decent game of epeeist-baiting or foilist-funning.
My place is primarily foil, though there are those that have a preference for saber or epee, and they sometimes have a few quips about the other weapons. All in good fun.
Generally I've seen it being the more sedate foilists trying to calm their perpetually enraged saber friends from bashing in the epeeists head who insulted the saberer about their sport not being "pure" while using as many big words as they could (some of which they made up.)
It's generally the awesome Foilists and Saberists vs. the cocky Epeeist
Sabreurs drink beer, foilists drink wine, and epeeists go to bed before the bars are open.
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