Last Wednesday, after much consideration and the purchase of an electric foil, body cord, lame, and electric mask (they now electrify the lower portion of the bib, so the mask I wore for epee wouldn't suffice), I made my first foray into sport foil. I learned foil years ago, but only fenced it steam, and moved onto epee, which I fenced both steam and electric. I was pleased that I didn't embarass myself; I actually received a lot of positive feedback, and on top of that, really enjoyed myself. I'm definitely the odd one though, as I still fence with a French grip (yes, they really do come electric!). I learned row when I learned to fence, but having been primarilly an epeeist, I never had to fence under a formalized row rule set. Part of the reason that I decided to fence foil was to become better, and without a pool of good fencers, that simply wasn't going to happen. I returned last night for the second time. I would have posted about it last week, but by waiting until today, I can say that I was literally... foiled again.