>someone was enquiring about safety and attitudes towards.
>up here, jackets and masks are the requirements, knickers
>and gloves are nice, but....
You were saying *:)
>usually the only occasion that people fence without jackets
>is, sometimes, when we are doing demonstrations at faires
>or when it's just between people who know what they are doing
>and can control their points.
The only reason I fence sans jacket is when I'm doing a lesson and
not getting hit. It really does speed up your reflexes when you've
got the prospect of getting hurt thrown in *:)
>speaking as a female.....fencing sans jacket and frisbees just
>sounds like a horrible idea....*shiver*:(
Well why don't we get together, and see how bad it is sometime *:)))
>and i really like my plastron.....
>what i was wondering, though, is if anyone has tried the full
>chest protectors out there for women....i've been told, by men,
>that they seem to be popular, but i would like to know how some
>women feel about them.....
Well, OK, so I'm not strictly a woman, but...
All the serious fencers in either of the clubs I'm in are
(literally) into full chest protectors. They seem totally lost
without them, once they've been tried. I'll ask if you want, but I
think I know what the answer will be. I personally don't like
***ctomies myself (I know as an amateur sabreur), so I don't envy
> --mary anne