[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

Katy pancua at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 11:09:47 PDT 2012

I'm not 100% sure adding yet another tick box is an ideal solution. That akin to putting a band aid to a bullet wound.

That being said, I certainly understand both sides of the argument but have to say I agree with retiring F/E. My first sword was an epee when I said I wanted to fence. That was over 3 years ago. I've held that sword exactly twice. Once when it was given to me and the second when I took it out to PiP to get feedback on it

I'm not sure I qualify as a new fighter any longer but compared to the majority of those who have weighed in, I am and as a new fighter, I have yet to be presented much less see a F/E at any if the events I have been to from Namron to Stargate in the past 2 years.

Just my thoughts.


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On Oct 12, 2012, at 12:56 PM, Jacq Ball <jacqball at gmail.com> wrote:

> It seems some people object to banning the weapons and feel that
> getting special permission per event is too great a burden. Everyone
> seems to agree that the competence of marshals inspecting these
> weapons is important.
> What if we made F/E a separate marshal authorization? That should
> ensure the competence of marshals. Foil/epee tournaments could still
> occur with proper authorizations. Nothing would be banned. The
> situation would be similar to Cut &Thrust. The extra hoop to jump for
> foil/epee would be no more than any other authorization and the burden
> of maintaining extra gear and teaching marshals would only fall on
> those who wish to pursue it.
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