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So, on-topic for the , at an event this weekend I fought with a center-grip for the first time in maybe ever, but certainly decades.

I quite liked it.

@AspiringLuddite center-grips just remind me that I have no upper-body strength hahaha

@alpine_thistle

My upper body strength is ... not great;-)

I've been fighting strapped heater and I think it was good for me. With center-grip, I'm able to do a lot of things which cross-over from rapier, and not having that option for a decade or so probably helped me avoid developing some bad habits.

@AspiringLuddite I just fight with a bastard sword all the time 🤷‍♀️

@alpine_thistle

Greatsword for me for the first, hmm, 20 years or so. (Although really it was mostly spear at wars for the second decade.) Then I finally found someone who explained strapped heater in a way I could understand. So, about a decade of that. Now I may shift to a center grip.

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