Equipment Suggestions?

Equipment Suggestions?

Post by Bill Szilas » Fri, 14 May 1993 00:24:42


        I am relatively new to fencing and am now looking into
getting my own equipment for the summer.  Does anyone have
suggestions on where I should buy my gear?  I don't think I'm
going to need FIE stuff unless it is immeasurably better. (I
don't think I'll be fencing in any FIE tournaments anytime
soon.)  (Will I?, are there that many of them?  especially
inter-collegiate.)  Thanks for any advice.  Please post or
E-mail.

                                        Bill

 
 
 

Equipment Suggestions?

Post by Palit, Sum » Thu, 13 May 1993 23:38:00

Quote:

>    I am relatively new to fencing and am now looking into
>getting my own equipment for the summer.  Does anyone have
>suggestions on where I should buy my gear?  I don't think I'm
>going to need FIE stuff unless it is immeasurably better. (I
>don't think I'll be fencing in any FIE tournaments anytime
>soon.)  (Will I?, are there that many of them?  especially
>inter-collegiate.)  Thanks for any advice.  Please post or
>E-mail.

>                                    Bill


The only tournaments where you need FIE clothing are the Olympics, World
Championships, etc... U.S. Nationals do not require FIE clothing, but most
people go ahead and get them anyways. I would reccomend  the
jacket/knickers/underarm-protector combination as being sufficient protection.
FIE stuff is also difficult to maintain. washing heavy jackets by hand is no
joke...

Suman