There are a lot of things we do in fencing that are done because that's the way they've always been done. With that said, there's also often a trend to make changes for the sake of making change or making changes without proper thought and trialing. Nevertheless I think it important to constantly be questioning the status quo and consider new innovations. The one in particular I want to discuss here is a version of epee in which hits do not stop and reset the action. Rather you can hit someone repeatedly in a phrase and each hit counts. I understand the vsm has a mode that allows this. My questions include: - how long is the reset time between hits? - is this actually a fun game? - what are the tactics and strategy like?