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Fencing 2018 Discussion Thread

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14 minuti fa, mrv86 ha scritto:

:MEX Nataly Michel won gold in women's foil at today's Satellite tournament. :d

 

@heywoodu silver went to :NED Eline Rentier & one of the bronze medals was won by :SVK Kitti Bitterova @hckosice

 

and this (together with last week's stage in Antalya) was quite an interesting tournament, since in these kind of Satellite Tour events FIE are experimenting some new and completely revolutionary rules for Foil competitions, the most important (and with the bigger implications for the future of this weapon) of which is surely the cancellation of the "invalade" hits...:yikes::hyper:

 

with this (idiot) new rule, infact, we won't see anymore the traditional white lights, but the action would eventually stop only when a valid hit is recorded (and the classic red or green light is on)...:evil:

 

it's really clear that this change, if implemented in the future Foil competitions, would drastically change the entire development of an assault, actually it would dramatically change Foil Fencing (could we still name it Foil? I don't think so), favouring even more than nowadays the tight defence and the opportunistic tactics (and boring assaults), changing also the physical type of athlete that would most likely become the "prototype" foilist (very tall and with very long arms people on paper would definitely be more effective in those kind of tactics)...

 

most athletes, National Federations and former champions are all totally against this crazy idea, but FIE looks very determined to destroy the history of their own sport and the most traditional (and technically + tactically difficult to play at the highest level) weapon in their program...:cry::facepalm::wall::redcard:

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11 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

and this (together with last week's stage in Antalya) was quite an interesting tournament, since in these kind of Satellite Tour events FIE are experimenting some new and completely revolutionary rules for Foil competitions, the most important (and with the bigger implications for the future of this weapon) of which is surely the cancellation of the "invalade" hits...:yikes::hyper:

 

with this (idiot) new rule, infact, we won't see anymore the traditional white lights, but the action would eventually stop only when a valid hit is recorded (and the classic red or green light is on)...:evil:

 

it's really clear that this change, if implemented in the future Foil competitions, would drastically change the entire development of an assault, actually it would dramatically change Foil Fencing (could we still name it Foil? I don't think so), favouring even more than nowadays the tight defence and the opportunistic tactics (and boring assaults), changing also the physical type of athlete that would most likely become the "prototype" foilist (very tall and with very long arms people on paper would definitely be more effective in those kind of tactics)...

 

most athletes, National Federations and former champions are all totally against this crazy idea, but FIE looks very determined to destroy the history of their own sport and the most traditional (and technically + tactically difficult to play at the highest level) weapon in their program...:cry::facepalm::wall::redcard:

 

It's always nice to know this rules and acquiring more knowledge about this sport in particular.

 

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Reigning individual and team sabre world champion :KOR Kim Junghwan has retired.

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12 minuti fa, Dunadan ha scritto:

Reigning individual and team sabre world champion :KOR Kim Junghwan has retired.

 

wow! that's quite a "bomb"...:yikes:

I didn't really expext that...

I hope it's just because he wanted to and not because he had to (for any reason)...:mumble:

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