Most excellent! - Alsinda ... (owner ... kit ... the US
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, Dec 1 4:53 AM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J. T. Farmer" <jfarmer@...> wrote:
> Alsinda aka Kishwar wrote:
> > Well, thank you gentlemen! Someone recommended that I write to these
> > distributors to see if they know how many pounds "punch" they have
> > been tested to. I will do so. But it does sound as though some
> > affordable masks are about....
> The masks at fencing.net are tested to pass any 12kg test. Craig
> of Fencing.net) is a good guy and provides good service with good
> quality. I teach sport fencing and I've bought from a number of
> vendors. I used to send my students to Triplette for their starter
> sets, but dealing them got so flaky (even the new ownership didn't
> help), that I started using Absolute Fencing
> (http://www.absolutefencinggear.com/). But these days, I send them to
> Craig. The service & prices are good, and in many respects the base
> is better.
> Really, most all the masks priced under $60 or $70 are made in China,
> regardless of the name on them. Pick a vendor that you trust and are
> comfortable dealing with.
> As an aside, any new 3 weapon mask sold for fencing these days in
> will pass all the SCA rapier tests. The last mask that I saw that
> wouldn't was sold over 20 years ago...
> John Farmer
> J. T. Farmer <jfarmer@...> <jfarmer@...>
> GoldSword Systems, Knoxville TN Coach & Instructor
> Consulting, Software Development, Oak Ridge Fencers Club
> Project Management
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