Top 10 Reasons to Fence Epee

Top 10 Reasons to Fence Epee

Post by Renee Mcmeek » Mon, 21 Nov 1994 21:33:00


Hey Mr Boone,

Puhleeeeeze... reson #2.. more exercise than fencing sabre????? Well if
you count bunny hopping and poking your opponent in the foot as exercise
you must be really out of shape!! Most of the fencers in my club can
hardly move from exhaustion after a good tourney. Anyway this is not to
start an heated argument, but if you're insulting sabreurs/sabreuses, I
DO feel compelled to comment.

Renee McMeeken
Beaches Sabre Club
Toronto, Ontario
Canada


 
 
 

Top 10 Reasons to Fence Epee

Post by JB1J » Tue, 22 Nov 1994 23:25:16


Quote:
(Renee Mcmeeken) writes:
>Puhleeeeeze... reson #2.. more exercise than fencing sabre????? Well if
>you count bunny hopping and poking your opponent in the foot as exercise
>you must be really out of shape!! Most of the fencers in my club can
>hardly move from exhaustion after a good tourney. Anyway this is not to
>start an heated argument, but if you're insulting sabreurs/sabreuses, I
>DO feel compelled to comment.

Come on!!!!  Have you ever seen a sabre point last more than 2 seconds?
The typical 5 point sabre match takes 5 seconds of fencing time.  On the
other hand, those hearty and daring epeeists can go on untill the match
must end because the time ran out.  That takes endurance.  Have you EVER
seen time called in a sabre match?

Jeff Boone, Parkway Fencing Club, St. Louis

 
 
 

Top 10 Reasons to Fence Epee

Post by Jason Rusmis » Fri, 25 Nov 1994 00:49:20

Quote:


>(Renee Mcmeeken) writes:

>>Puhleeeeeze... reson #2.. more exercise than fencing sabre????? Well if
>>you count bunny hopping and poking your opponent in the foot as exercise
>>you must be really out of shape!! Most of the fencers in my club can
>>hardly move from exhaustion after a good tourney. Anyway this is not to
>>start an heated argument, but if you're insulting sabreurs/sabreuses, I
>>DO feel compelled to comment.

>Come on!!!!  Have you ever seen a sabre point last more than 2 seconds?
>The typical 5 point sabre match takes 5 seconds of fencing time.  On the
>other hand, those hearty and daring epeeists can go on untill the match
>must end because the time ran out.  That takes endurance.  Have you EVER
>seen time called in a sabre match?

>Jeff Boone, Parkway Fencing Club, St. Louis

Yeah, if you call standing around waiting for the time to run out 'cuz you're
winning 1-0 exercise. ;)

Jason