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    I am really liking your spec-less computer portraits of late, Perry! The unusually warm weather has brought out the straws early this year, along with the new leaves and flowers. Panamas in March...I love it!
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    I can see how it may seem intimidating and overwhelming, Ale, but do not let that stop you from visiting a few clubs and talking with the coaches and fencers. I am certain that you will be enthusiastically welcomed and introduced to the sport. Remember that you are evaluating the clubs, and not the other way around, and that even national champs start out as complete novices with little or no prior knowledge of the sport.
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    Thanks, Al. I'm going to make a point to try it this summer
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    Domingo, ponte el sombrero y vamos.

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    Steve, great to hear that you won the match 2007. Late, but better late as never, my congrats.
    What is your ranking now. Have you won?
    Manfred

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    Wow--

    I fenced in college--épée--and it was really hard work (and I was very fit!). Haven't thought of taking it up again but I just might given this inspiring post. Spending most of my efforts these days on squash, which has the benefit of being one of those games you never try to win--you just let the other guy lose...
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    When you dance with me, I’m in heaven when the music begins...

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    Cap, great looking Champ, looks really good on you.

    Alan, wonderful Deluxe, he looks truly as a Deluxe!

    Perry, lovely Straw Weather in the US, looks good.
    Manfred

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    Happy Fawcett Friday!!

    Dark Moss ArtLite today

    Cheers!
    David - 21st Century Man

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    Al, Thanks! That is great that you fence under Ro at Twin Cities. I gave up Div 1 fencing back in 1997 and started fencing Vet in 2004. Hopefully will meet at a NAC or nationals some day.

    Manfred, Currently I am ranked 12th in the 50-59 age group. I will probably end up around 8th which is not good enough to make the US Vet 50-59 world team (will be in Krems, Austria) so maybe next year. In my younger days I was on the senior national points list (World / Olympic team selection).

    Ale, You should give it a try. As Al stated NYC is a major fencing center. For saber (I am bias) Manhattan Fencing Center (national men's saber coach / team) and the Fencers Club are the top choices.

    Alex, You should give it a try again but switch to saber.

    Alan, Thanks! The cherry blossoms + weather were awesome!

    Perry, Thanks!

    Wally, Not this time but Gus made me hat a couple years ago. Gus is a great guy!
    Last edited by mayserwegener; 03-23-2012 at 05:43 AM.

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    Thanks, Steve. I'll definitely give it a shot this summer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureliano View Post
    Thanks, Steve. I'll definitely give it a shot this summer!
    You get to wear a mask!

    Stuyvesant High School had one of the few fencing teams in NYC public schools when I was a kid. The fencers used to train running up and down the six floors of stairs. It looked horrible.

    Steve, great to know this other side of your game... thanks for sharing.

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