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    Originally posted by Charlie Kondek
    Yes, it's a trick of the camera, I think. Either that or he's using a very big banana to attack him.
    Well, i agree that this cannot show the true deflection of the shinai 100% without a very fast shutter speed. However, from the the kind of blur seen in this shot, the curvature of the shinai is depicted suprisingly accurately. If this were a 'trick' due to a slow shutter speed, the blur would be somewhat different.
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    Originally posted by D'Artagnan
    If this were a 'trick' due to a slow shutter speed, the blur would be somewhat different.
    Well,

    I use "dummy" cameras that auto-focus and all that...so, there's no trick involved on my part!

    And no, that guy isn't me, so there's no vested interest in bragging rights either!

    FWIW
    David Pan

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    Default Aloha, Charlie

    Well, yes, I'm a "doctor" Goldstein, & yes, I'm an adjunct professor, but nope, never taught fencing up in Michigan. I think I competed there in epee a few times, though.

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    Originally posted by gendzwil
    There's no "whip" to a shinai. It's doesn't bend in any detectable way from merely swinging it, like a foil will. The bend you see is the result of the shinai bending around the target on contact - an entirely different beast.

    Having said that, I agree completely - no electronic scoring.
    I agree too
    David Carlton
    "It was swim, or else" -Duke

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