Bodycord problem

Bodycord problem

Post by Chris Muenz » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00


I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

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Bodycord problem

Post by Dirty Har » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00


[+]I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
[+]I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
[+]would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like you need a little more slack in the cord.  I try to leave
an extra inch or two*** out of my glove so that when I lunge the
cord doesn't pull on the socket clip.  The only other remedy to my
knowledge is to get a longer body cord.

Hope this helps.

DH

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by Eric D » Sat, 20 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
>I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
>would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

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There should be a clip that goes with it.  You might want to stretch the
spring that holds the clip.  Another tactic is to wrap the
body cord once around your wrist.  I do this all the time, since it
lends itself to a more comfortable grip (I use Leon Paul cords).

EDEW

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by ID » Mon, 22 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
>I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
>would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

        The bayonet style body cord is vastly superior and last virtually
forever.  It's worth the extra cash.

Kevin Haidl

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by Kevin Birl » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
>I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
>would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.
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If you've got the metal clip, you can bend it a little more in so that
it clips harder.  Be careful that when you push the button, you still
have enough clearance to remove the body cord.

Another solution would be to buy a new clip.  Blade has these
knockoffs of the german cords with a plastic clip that doesn't lose
it's springiness, like the metal ones.  They hold real well.  See if
maybe you can get the clip and replace your metal one with it.
I mean, how much can that little clip be, anyway?

While the cord is apart, be sure to tighten the little screws ON THE
PLUGS inside.  They get loose and cause spurious off-targets.

                                Take care,
                                Kevin

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by Niall O'Reill » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> >I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
> >I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
> >would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.
>         The bayonet style body cord is vastly superior and last virtually
> forever.  It's worth the extra cash.

> Kevin Haidl

In my experience (I began fencing in 1966 or so) it's not so simple.
Personally, I've used Paul (bayonet) and Allstar (2-pin) cords, and
prefer Allstar, because of their robustness (compared to other bayonet
systems I've seen) and because I can see and verify all the mechanical
parts which are supposed to protect the connection (unlike the Paul
bayonet, where the elegant and fiendishly clever mechanism is hidden).

The 'dispositif de securite' (safety device) of each kind can fail
unexpectedly and cause a white light.  For the 2-pin models, this is
likely to occur either if the clip on the plug is not
robust enough and becomes bent or broken, or else if the plug and
socket connectors are mismatched (different manufacturers or whatever).
For the bayonet type, prevention of disconnection depends on the
plug being locked in place by the particular shape of the
interior of the socket.  The plastic material of the socket becomes
worn with use, and after some (fairly long) time is unable to prevent
the plug from unwinding and slipping out.

Fencers (in Ireland, at any rate) tend not to give enough attention
to ensuring that the safety devices for securing the electrical
connections at either end of the body cord are working.  The same is
also true of referees.  I believe that a few more yellow cards would
encourage timely replacement of worn, or simply broken, equipment.

Niall O'Reilly

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by Peter Gustafss » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Hi!



Quote:

>>I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
>>I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
>>would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

I also had body cord problems last training. :-( Mine is an epee cord, and it
suddenly stopped registering any of the hits I scored. After the training, I
wiggled a little on each of the 6 prongs. On of the 4 contact prongs (not the
2 grounding prongs) was considerably looser than the other 5. I took off the
plastic sheath there, and the copper threads had torn so that the prong was
not in contact with the copper wire. Therefore, a depression of my epee tip
did *not* cause the contact circuit to close, so I could not score at all.

If your epee cord fails, check this out!

Have a nice time!

Peter Gustafsson

 
 
 

Bodycord problem

Post by phil » Wed, 24 Apr 1996 04:00:00



: >I have a three year old german body cord. At the last tournament when ever
: >I made a full lunge the clip would pull off the scoket and a white light
: >would go off. Anybody know how to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

Did anyone mention the little black plastic clip that attaches to the
socket and hooks over the body cord?  Or if you're talking about epee,
the big metal clasp?  Of course, if it's one of those fancy german body
cords that has a thick socket and a built-in metal clip with a button,
and the button/clip doesn't work, you're toast.  But you can buy a
plug-end and rewire it all if you feel like it.  I know where there's a
good armory, Chris!

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Phil Marsosudiro


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Bodycord problem

Post by Kevin Birl » Fri, 26 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Did anyone mention the little black plastic clip that attaches to the
>socket and hooks over the body cord?  Or if you're talking about epee,
>the big metal clasp?  Of course, if it's one of those fancy german body
>cords that has a thick socket and a built-in metal clip with a button,
>and the button/clip doesn't work, you're toast.  But you can buy a
>plug-end and rewire it all if you feel like it.  I know where there's a
>good armory, Chris!
>--
>Phil Marsosudiro

Phil,

The French one always comes off under heavy use.
A properly maintained German will not.

                        Kevin