Can TBF order my equipment for me?
can order your equipment but will charge you an 10% of the total cost of the order
with a minimum fee of $15.
the equipment for our students exposes us to a great deal of headache. However,
this charge is often waived depending on the circumstances (e.g. adding a glove
to an already outgoing order, etc...).
- Most starter sets are quite adequate
for the beginners and usually are very good deals. Expect these sets include a
jacket, mask, glove and weapon--French grip for epee and foil. Below is a chart
to provide a general idea of how much they can run. By no means, is this a comprehensive
list, but it's a start. These selections are not the least expensive options that
these vendors offer, but these listings represents the better price/quality ratio.
Try to get
a front close jacket, unless, you don't mind reaching behind your back or asking
someone else to zip you up.
As far as the jacket material, consider the
frequency of washes and shrinkage. Polyester allows for machine drying without
shrinkage. Cotton, on the other hand, tends to shrink in the dryer.
a size or two above your actual jacket size to accomodate for after-wash shrinking,
growth (for kids), and for the plastron underneath. Your jacket size is equal
to the largest measurement around your torso. If you prefer cotton, give your
true jacket size and add 2".
Beginners should buy French grips. There
are all sorts of reasons for this. If you really must use a pistol grip, the Belgian
is preferred. Make sure your specify either left or right hand.