I have been fencing for many years and have been able to fix all
my technical difficulties with my foils up till now; both of my foils
have the same problem; the barrel is loose. I fix it on a vice and then
I tightly tighten the barrel as hard as I can with pliers. Then when I go
to fence, after 2 min. my barrel becomes a bit loose again, and that
causes the white light to go on the machine. I then tried to, after
tighening it, glue the barrel with the foil (using the glue I use to glue
my blade wires to the foil. It is a rather weak glue; nothing like crazy
glue.). This allows me to fence for 30 min. before the barrel goes loose
again. Either I don't tighten it hard enough (I try as much as I can), or
the "screw paths" on the foil are broken, or the barrel's "screw paths"
are broken. What should I do? I have a very important competition coming
up in a month and I would like to know how to fix this problem because I
can't fence electric with it. The best I can do is fix it for 2 minutes.
What do I do?