Prometheus von Cornsilk (kingnixon) wrote,
Prometheus von Cornsilk
kingnixon

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FENCING! oh man i missed it, that ruled. i went to WWU's club. it's totally ghetto compared to how UNH was, though -- all the brand new fencers, they taught them footwork for like 20 minutes, gave them all blades, taught really bad 4 and 6 parries, handed out masks, and had us lunging at each other. the unh club was very safety conscious (not to mention skill conscious. there was weeks of footwork before the stabbing began). also they're making me do foil :( some people do saber and epee like on the side, but the club is 90% foil, on the whole.
for those not up on fencing, basically the 3 blades break down as such: epee = chess, foil = tennis, saber = football. also, foil and saber have right-of-way, which is the equivalent of putting traffic lights in a bumper car rink.
also, i forgot how tiring fencing is. my legs, they are no longer living! they are noodle zombies!
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