*OFFICIAL* fencing discussion thread

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  1. Thor the Mighty

    Thor the Mighty TPF Noob!

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    Howdy! how many of you all fence? what weapons? what gear is the best? what should we avoid? any tips, neat tricks or something that could benefit another fencer? discuss it here. this shall be the official fencing thread....unless there's another out there somewhere.

    en guard......FENCE!
     
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    In my humble opinion, my best defense against someone armed with anything sharp and pointy is… Smith & Wesson.

    I’ve done my share of fencing over the years, but only of the barbed wire and redwood varieties. :wink:
     
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    Smith & Wesson:lol:

    Good one!
     
  4. Thor the Mighty

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    maybe you should try the uncowardly way to protect yourself.
     
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    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    Would beating people with your tripod fit into that category?

    I've never fenced but I've always thought it would be a fun thing to learn.
     
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    Thor the Mighty TPF Noob!

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    yep! blunt objects count....like...a tripod....


    seriously though, guns suck dont use them.
     
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    Don't you know that Jesus and Moses used guns to fight off the Roman invasion?
     
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    funny that this post popped up. i've been thinking about getting into fencing recently...although I tend to like sports that are played outside. don't know if I can overcome that. :)
     
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    My Smith&Wesson post was intended as a bit of macabre humor.

    If someone (read that as ‘bad guy’) were to break into my home and threaten either myself, family or property… I would not hesitate to unleash the power of my mighty Manfrotto 3021 tripod! I would first blind the attacker with a laser-like blast from my holster mounted SB-800 Speedlight… Then whipping the tripod above my head in a blinding flash of aluminum tubing, all three legs would be fully deployed to maximum killing extension!! With deadly precision I whack him on the wrist… He screams in agony and drops his weapon!! Jab! Jab! Jab! The would-be assailant is now on the floor bleeding his vile criminal blood, desperately breathing his last gurgling breath… Dripping morbidly from each of the legs of my tripod is… His heart. His spleen. His mansack.

    As you can plainly see, Thor the Mighty… I’m with ya Brother!
     
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    Ew. Smith & Wess.. make less mess...:gun:
     
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    Aye, my friend. But please note the wisdom of Thor the Mighty… As he has stated repeatedly: “Guns are bad.” You must disassociate yourself from the hideous slaughter that can be brought forth by the use of deadly camera stabilization equipment. Learn to use these tools for goodness, and not evil. Only then will you find true photographic happiness.

    May the Gods of High ISO and Minimum Noise join together in comic book bliss, to bless you in your next photo outing.
     
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    Last time I did any fencing it was around my house. I'm to old to be beating people with tripods, swords, or anything else that requires quick, catlike movements. Does a bayonet on the end of a rifle count?
     

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