UPDATE - May 2016: The FOC has finally seen reason and reverted their position on the mousehole wiring and issued a statement to that effect: Effective immediately, there is a change in the acceptable way one may wire an epee. In a post to the FOC site in 2013 it was stated that the wires may not pass through the “tunnel” created by the socket and the metal plate because … [Read more...] about Epee Assembly – Do it Legally for Summer Nationals
One common asked question is what are the different types of body cords and which is better. While many people approach this with an almost religious fervor, the simple fact is that there are several different types of body cords, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. German Style Body Cords The German style two-prong is probably the most common system in the … [Read more...] about A Guide to Body Cord Plugs and Sockets
Okay—you’re at wit’s end. The problem showed up when you were fencing, but not when you tried to reproduce it on strip during a halt, and you can’t seem to find anything when you checking out the foil later on. You’re tempted to say ‘screw it’ and do a rewire with new point parts, but you’re just a bit too obsessive about wanting to know just what’s going on to let it … [Read more...] about Two kinda obscure foil point problems
This article leads you through the step by step process of rewiring a foil or epee blade. While quite a complex undertaking, this guide breaks down rewiring a blade into easy step by step tasks.
Given that you can’t always count on an armorer to be present, willing and able to do that wiring job for you, it’s a good idea to learn how to take care of it yourself. Fortunately, there’s a little secret that we armorers sometimes don’t bother to reveal to the general public: the basic tasks of assembling and maintaining fencing weapons really are not terribly difficult. … [Read more...] about Wiring Blades: A DIY Guide
Basic troubleshooting guide for electric epee. … [Read more...] about Epee Troubleshooting