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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    On Monday, the owner of a local fencing school called to invite me to participate in a rather unique event. It's called Media Duel and it's a charity beginner's fencing (foil) tournament for members of the media.
    It sounds like fun and I don't mind embarassing myself for a good cause so I'm going to give it a go. May even take a few lessons at the place first.
    Has anyone here ever fenced? If so what's it like?
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I've white-washed a fence before. But that's probably not what you're looking for. :D
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I sold stolen good before, but bet that's not it either
  4. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Did it for grins in high school and took lessons with one of my college roommates.

    Don't fence with someone you live with. Especially if you're as bad as I was.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I've never fenced, but I imagine it's great fun. Think Errol Flynn, and you should be ok.
  6. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Does that include an attraction to under-age girls?
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You'll need to check with cradlesnatcher on that one.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Local rec department had some fencing lessons a year or two ago. I wanted to go, but I was stuck working nights, when the lessons were.
    If they offer them again, I'm taking it up.
  9. Never fenced, but it sounds like fun. You should go.
  10. I've been fencing since I was a freshman in college, and one of the young FB's just finished his college career. I've never had more fun.
    It is as romantic as you might think it is, at least to me, but it is hard goddamn work, like boxing, but in a straight line.
    Go do it. You'll be back, I promise.
    And remember, arm before your leg on the lunge.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Take a pistol.

    I've fenced most of our 12 acres.
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