safety equipment

safety equipment

Post by WALKER MARY » Mon, 07 Dec 1992 16:14:00


someone was enquiring about safety and attitudes towards.
up here, jackets and masks are the requirements, knickers
and gloves are nice, but....
.
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.
.
speaking as a female.....fencing sans jacket and frisbees just
sounds like a horrible idea....*shiver*:(
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.....
  --mary anne
 
 
 

safety equipment

Post by Palit, Sum » Wed, 09 Dec 1992 02:25:00


Quote:
>someone was enquiring about safety and attitudes towards.
>up here, jackets and masks are the requirements, knickers
>and gloves are nice, but....

     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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                   You mean you won't take a walk without a pair, but fencing
sans one is OK...:-) Seriously, though, even mild(?) foil whipovers can put you
out of action for a while. During my first week of lectric fencing, I went on
trip without one, and my coach chewed me off the strip for the rest of the
evening..!! :-)
        As for knickers, I've found my baseball knickers hold up to the hardest
epee hits...the hickies get quite nice and big though...sometimes

Quote:
>  --mary anne

Suman Palit

 
 
 

safety equipment

Post by Simon Roon » Wed, 09 Dec 1992 11:24:40

Quote:
>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 *:)
Quote:
>.
>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 *:)
Quote:
>.
>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 *:)))

Quote:
>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
your position.

Quote:
>  --mary anne

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