CHECK OUT HER LEGS. Peggy Carter moves so wonderfully—stalking along so her shoulders and hips stay level all the way through her stride, one foot landing before the other takes off, knees slightly bent so she can spring forward or absorb a blow, back foot sweeping up around the lead to make sure she’s smooth and steady.
This is a fencer’s walk. This walk tells me: Peggy knows how to use a sword.
I bet you that somewhere at home, packed in with all the other relics of her school years, there is a small silver cup from a women’s epée tournament with her name on it.
I’m glad we agree that Peggy would totally be an epeeist. Like all the guys would totally underestimate her when they fenced her because, “Haha women’s epee is so much slower and much less aggressive than men’s.” And then she would kick their asses on the strip. She’d get the most immaculate wrist touches without effort. She’d take off her mask and shake their hand with as if completing a business negotiation because she knows that she just crushed their egos and Peggy Carter is in the business of crushing egos.
I was just thinking, since we already split jackets by handedness, why can’t manufacturers just make the fabric thicker on the weapon arm or sew exta fabric in to work the same as a plastron/underarm protector?
If you look at your jacket and your plastron, the seams don’t align. If the seam splits on your jacket, you still have that plastron whose structural integrity isn’t affected at all by your busted jacket. The idea of making the fabric thicker under one arm also doesn’t work for people who use back zip jackets (ie beginners or people renting or borrowing gear from their club), as those are meant to be ambidextrous. You’d end up with a lot of bulk under one arm for no reason.
[ID: six photos of an epee bout. The fencer on the right is leaping into the air, doing handstands, and otherwise bouting in a very strange way, while his opponent appears to fence normally.]
Isaac Velestuk (left) against Philippe Heidecker, at the 2013 Canada Cup! This looks like one of the most fun or most annoying bouts of all time. (Photos: Devin Manky.)
Is there video of this bout? Because what the fuck.
[ID: several photos from an epee competition.]
Teaser of the best of Masters Tissot 2013
Extraits du Best of des Tissots Master 2013
with Novosjolov, Kauter, Nikishyn, Fernandez, Robeiri, Fiedler, Blaszyck, Trevejo !
Do you guys have any funny damages/broken things at your club?
For example, at my club one of the lights right above one of the reels is a different shade than all the others because somebody let go of one of the cord. We also have a dent in the wall at the end of the strip where we practice fleching.
Eventually this got fixed but I accidentally broke a mirror.
With my ass.