Back To (Fencing) School Shopping List
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Renewed USA Fencing Membership
This one is a must have, not a suggestion. Make sure you renew your USA Fencing Membership either to non-competitive or competitive!
New foil chest guard
If you compete, this is required for women, if you’re a male and wear a chest guard you also need the new chest guard that meet competition standards. If you plan on purchasing one just for comfort, go ahead and get the new padded chest guard.
Sharpie black marker
Remember to put your name on everything new! Everyone’s fencing equipment looks alike!
Because you gotta look cool when you’re not in a fencing uniform. And it’s also shameless marketing.
Did you know you can buy our club shirts from Amazon? Now you do. 😉
Show your team pride during competitions! Also because Coach Gerhard is shameless (see previous item on list) and can’t help but put the club logo on everything.
Have you smelled your current one? Can it walk away by itself? Also, your glove cannot be used in competition if it has any holes in it.
Replacement body cord
They’re cheap enough, always good to have back ups.
Extra practice plastic tips for your practice weapon.
What’s better than one tip? A bag of tips.
A staple tool that’s in the bag of every fencer. Can also double as a fidget spinner. Just watch Coach Gerhard whenever he has one in his hand.
Roll of tip tape
Also a staple carry in every fencer’s bag…like duck tape. But don’t use duck tape or electrical tape for your weapon, they just get messy.
Other replacement weapon parts like screws, springs, and wires. They’re all relatively cheap enough if you need to repair a weapon.
IF YOU WANT TO SPEND MORE MONEY AND YOU STILL HAVE MONEY FROM ALL THE REGULAR SCHOOL SUPPLIES YOU BOUGHT…
New competition weapon
Always good to have a complete spare. And sometimes Coach Gerhard or Armorer Ben can’t get to fixing equipment immediately.
And don’t forget to tip your armorer! They keep everything working.
Are there holes yet in your current one? Or do you just want to look stylish on and off the strip?
Is it hard to find a lamé in your size at the club? Does someone always take the one you like? Get a lamé for yourself and slap your last name and USA on the back and tell everyone that this is MY lamé yo!
Fencing Roll Bag
Mom, are you tired of carrying your kids bag? Now you can be rolling down the street, poking people, sipping on Redbull and juice!
Just get you from A to B model, because Downtown Fayetteville parking is getting weird:
Family van model:
Rolls Royce model:
If you don’t have a set yet, great time to get one!
And like all back to school shopping lists, there are things that’s just for the teacher to use. You don’t know why it’s on the back to school shopping list because your kid will never use it. So here’s that thing.
New fencing coach jacket
Yeah, I have my vest, but one too many kids have managed to hit me in my armpit these past few months!
Size 48. 😉