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
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...
1st Ron Hendricks
2nd Aaron Peart
3rd Fred Clift (Yes ME - best fencing day in my life...)
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
Thanks for reading my ramblings - hope to see you all up our way for
nationals this year...
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