snipping epee springs [was: lubricating foil and epee tips (was Re: epee wi

snipping epee springs [was: lubricating foil and epee tips (was Re: epee wi

Post by Mchu » Tue, 14 Nov 1995 04:00:00

10 Nov 95

Tom,

Yes, yes, yes!  When one snips springs be *sure* to use very fine-nosed
pliers to "turn in" the small bit that sticks out.  This is difficult to
describe in words, but when one cuts the spring, a very short amount (less
than 1/16th of a turn) winds up sticking out -- pointing away from the
main body of the spring.  If you tried to sit the spring upright on a flat
surface you wouldn't be able to because of this short bit.  This may
impair the smooth movement of the point.  

I will try your method of heating to see if I can master it.

Melanie Chun