what is your "OH S***!!!" response?

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  1. Be_Like_Water

    Be_Like_Water Rookie

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    Whether you are a so-so fencer, a good fencer, or a great fencer-- we all have those moments when someone catches amazing timing and takes us completely by surprise. So, when faced with this scenario, what is your "OH S***!!!!" response? Parry? Counter-attack? Run like hell? Other?
     
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  2. Goofy

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    Get hit and return to the en-garde line with my head hanging.
     
  3. cfaustus

    cfaustus Rookie

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    If I manage to avoid being hit: One of several compound parry sets I try to alternate through.

    If I am hit: "BRAVO! Nice touch!"
     
  4. D+F+P=Hadouken!

    D+F+P=Hadouken! Rookie

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    retreat and extend.
     
  5. fencingmetalfan

    fencingmetalfan Rookie

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    I'll admit I tend to instictively retreating and doing a parry five usually when taken by suprise.
     
  6. Larrison

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    *laughing* considering this happens to me at least a couple of times a bout...

    retreat -- fast! break distance -- parry if needed. Then look for either a riposte, or way to turn the tables (check retreat, counterattack, stop, etc.)

    And yes usually, followed by "Dang! nice hit!" to compliment my opponent.. :(
     
  7. Moses

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    If I don't get hit (80% probability that I will), I retreat like hell, and maybe make a parry to whatever line they might be extending into.

    -Da Mose
     
  8. Tiwaz

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    i disconect myself and then do a benny hill impression before reconnecting and returning on gaurd.
     
  9. Inquartata

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    Scream, pump my fist and look expectantly at the referee, willing him to give me the touch anyway.

    Oh, no, wait, that's just about every sabre fencer EXCEPT me... :)
     
  10. broncofencer

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    Take the corps-a-corps for a halt
     
  11. akaiyuki

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    (foil) Retreat like crazy then Duck and counter - 40% of the time they end up hitting off target, another 40% their attack flies over my head. The other 20% I'm screwed :p
     
  12. Sabresque

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    C'mon, EVERYBODY's doing it... :p
     
  13. Be_Like_Water

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    My personal favorites in epee that I have seen or induced are the windshield wiper parrying (6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4,6,4...until they get hit) and the panic-laden hip thrust (bend the whole body over and frantically stick out the arm).
     
  14. Welted 24/7

    Welted 24/7 Rookie

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    I tend to retreat and start frantically trying to take the blade for a prise de fer. If I miss a few times, I do the sabre version of Be Like Water's hip thrust, the lurch-cut(where you kinda leave your feet a little and lean all your weight forward to get extra speed/reach). Sometimes I manage to catch them off-guard with it, sometimes I actually manage to get the prise, but a lot of the time I end up getting clobbered. In which case, I usually just raise a finger and say "Nice touch".
     
  15. RebelFencer

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    crossover retreat+extend. Go epee'!
     
  16. mrbiggs

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    In epee, I have thankfully trained myself to just extend and hope for the double.

    In foil, I do a parry 1. It's a REALLY bad habit. :( The good news is, my opponent often doesn't hit. The bad news is I can't riposte, so my opponent gets another chance to hit me.
     
  17. mackillian

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    Retreat, attempt to parry. If not and my opponents move works, I've been heard saying "Holy ****, that was AWESOME!"
     
  18. LordTofuDog-jnr

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    I use the powers of my mind to come up with some witty comment, such as, "oh dear", before I'm even hit. Then people think I'm better than I am because I knew I'd be hit. Haha!
     
  19. Symon

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    either that or the opponant just gets hypmotised whilst watching the blade go back and forth!!

    ..as for my reactions... sometimes do sort of a bounce out in retreat to come back in with a duck and counter
     
  20. KD5MDK

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    Stick the blade out. It often catches their arm or wrist somewhere as they come in.
     

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