Senior Year Project- Survey about Lamés

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  1. Tyler S.

    Tyler S. Rookie

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    Hi. We're three high school seniors in our engineering program. We are currently in the process of developing easier methods for repairing/restoring lamés. We would like your input on this problem, and how it has affected you. Can you please take this short survey to help us out. All responses made will remain anonymous, and no results will be published without consent.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N8MFZSY
     
  2. jdude97

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    I suggest you add a question to filter out epeeists/ask how long/how seriously someone has fenced foil/saber. A nationally competing foilist is much more likely to have lame problems than an epeeist like me who fences foil recreationally on the side.
     
  3. ladyofshalott99

    ladyofshalott99 DE Bracket

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    Re: m. 28.5: need to get more granular and address separately m.28.5 A and m.28.5B. They're separate issues that can cause the lamé to be rejected.

    As far as "repair" goes, thats going to be vastly different if you have an "ultralight" vs. a copper/stainless steel lamé:
    • UL can be patched with a LiveSpot, but that's pretty much it if you are having a fail due to conductivity (not passing the 5 OHM test OR a dead spot).
    • Stainless/copper can be patched with other lamé material in the case of corrosion or holes, but both require sewing and available scrap lamé materials on-hand.
     
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  4. fencing5

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    Live Spot patches can also work well on traditional stainless/copper lames too if the glue has enough time to cure. Some people have sewn down the edges for extra security though. ;)
     
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