Howdy y'all. First of all I want to thank everybody who welcomed me into the forum. Ahh shucks! Second, sorry for the lack of prescence on the boards, been hectic here in Japan with the schools. And third help!!! My first question is "Does anybody have a decent link to where I can get colored tip tape? Especially purple if they even make such a critter?" I've been kinda helping out the local high school fencing team and they have been ultra cool in letting me coach and getting in some bouts. So I want to get them a little omiage (present), especially since the only colors available here are just your standard black and white. As for my second question-and this is going out to epeeists-especially to the queen herself-Do you have any coaching tips that I can use for the kids? One of them, Daisuke, is a frickin epee machine! The coach is good but, being Japanese, he tends to be STRICTLY by the book, and though the kids' forms are textbook example of classical fencing, they sometimes can be predictable. High school nationals are coming up in mid August and I would really like to teach them somethings that are a little bit outside the box to give them that extra edge. ANYTHING would be extemely appreciated ranging from footwork to tactics. Thanks in advance everyone!