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Is Foil “Broken”? December 27, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.
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The short answer is, yes, foil is broken and it needs to be fixed. The long answer requires some explanation.

The first major change in foil was the introduction of electric foil for the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia. Using a scoring machine (ostensibly) reduced the bias in directing refereeing and heralded a new era of modern foil fencing. Scoring had become more accurate than had ever been possible with human judges and the sport became more athletic and aggressive. Touches became lighter and faster and there was no mistaking a valid hit to the back or flank.

rest of article by dan kellner here

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