Suppliers prices: WIRES

Suppliers prices: WIRES

Post by STFZ00 » Tue, 15 Mar 1994 21:26:42


The most significant price differences I saw at NAC 2 this weekend
were on wires-  Blade sells *french* wires for $2.50 each!  This
tops the no-less-than $4 at the other vendors.  It sure beats making
them yourself!!!

-Mer

 ||      "Far better it is to dare mighty things,
 ||      to win glorious triumphs, even though
 ||      checkered by failure, than to take rank
 ||      with those poor spirits who neither enjoy
 ||      much nor suffer much, because they live
 ||      in the gray twilight that knows not victory
 ||      or defeat."
 ||                    -Teddy Roosevelt

 
 
 

Suppliers prices: WIRES

Post by Fred Cli » Wed, 16 Mar 1994 05:26:35

STFZ000> NNTP-Posting-Host: uga.cc.uga.edu

STFZ000> The most significant price differences I saw at NAC 2 this weekend
STFZ000> were on wires-  Blade sells *french* wires for $2.50 each!  This
STFZ000> tops the no-less-than $4 at the other vendors.  It sure beats making
STFZ000> them yourself!!!

Why?  I've been making my own wires for about five years now.  Total
cost? Approximately 25 cents.  - All that you need is $10 for initial
investment (cheap soldering iron), and to be careful and save old
blade parts...  I can make a wire, and wire a blade in under 15 min.
I really dont have to do it that often though...

There must be some reason that people pay good money for wires -- I
really dont know what it is, but If anyone can enlighten me, I'd be
grateful.

Next on the list: Tournament results.

Utah, Sothern Idaho Division Qualifiers for nationals DII...

Last saturday, all I can remember is the men's foil event, and the
winner of the womens foil...

Men's foil
1st Ron Hendricks
2nd Aaron Peart
3rd Fred Clift (Yes ME - best fencing day in my life...)

Womens Foil:
1st Julie Smith (aka Julie Thompson...)

Most Creative Use of Ben-Gay:
 -- Max Callow

This brings up another question - I felt like I fenced better than
I've ever done before (my body is rather sore now...).  For the last
several months, I only rarely practiced - I did swim quite a bit, but
no fencing.  Sporadic at best is a charitable description.  I hadn't
actually planned on competing at all, but at the urging of a few good
friends, I decided that I had nothing but my dignity to lose in
trying.  My question is this: How is it that I fenced so well without
practice - My body took to it like I'd been fencing 4 hours a day for
months straight - My mind was clear and my head-game was at it's best
- HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE - maybe I should just not fence a bunch more
and see if I can make the olympic team.  I don't get it.  My body is
making me pay for it now.  I was so sore that I could hardly walk the
next day.

Thanks for reading my ramblings - hope to see you all up our way for
nationals this year...

--> Fred

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