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Old 11-21-2012, 08:41 AM   #31
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #32
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Today was different. I'm still recovering from whatever happened Friday afternoon. I fenced very carefully saving energy all day and wound up in fourth place.

The topper of the day was a bout only an epeeist could love. I fenced this college guy, who had beaten me in epee and sabre last time out. In the pools, I beat him by hopping openning up quick counter attacks. So he figures he'll slow me down in the de, to which I say thankyou as I am feeling pretty run down today. First period we fence to 0-0, lots of false attacks nobody committing. Second period he picks my hand beautifully on a compound attack. 0-1 going into the third. I break out the hopping a little bit get him moving back and forth and work his wrist obsessively, which as intended opens up his knee on an advance 1-1 w00t. Time runs out he gets priority (randomly assigned) in OT. That means I have to score or I lose. We double touch once nothing done. I slowly work him to the end of the strip and make a false attack at his foot at about 55 seconds. He recovers with his front foot on the endline. I go for it again, he goes off the end of the strip point and bout to the old guy with almost a second to spare. Craziest win ever.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #33
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #34
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #35
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #36
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 AM   #37
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Heh heh, ya don't survive this long by being stupid.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #38
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #39
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They keep settin'em up and you keep choppin' them down.

Nice work, nice work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #40
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #41
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America! Fuck Yeah!

http://www.fencing.net/13162/miles-c...32ee-225747637

Amazing.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #42
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USA? But he's not white, might not even be Christian, and he's skinny!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #43
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Well, he was born in Britain... They're fat too though!
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #44
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Ah, living the American dream... move to America, accomplish an astounding feat, remain poor and fairly obscure to sports fans and the public.

Of course the prick foiled Griff's chances of being the first American, but he can still be the first native born.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #45
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Nah, he uses the wrong weapon. Epee is the real deal. I'm gonna start targeting Veteran world championships but I have to survive a couple more years.
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