Ever wanted to have your own responsive fencing targets? Here's a quick guide to Calibur Target Practice to test the accuracy of your attacks with minimal to no additional costs.
- Once you have a piece of conducting material (recommendation at the end of the post) you can get creative right at this stage. What you can see below is a medium-sized target, which is ideal for beginners and for high-intensity lessons.
- Once you have your target surface, take a piece of tape and attach it to wherever you like it.
- Connect your pocket boxes to your smart device (via Calibur app). Then, if you are an épée fencer, switch the mode on the top of the screen to "Target practice (experimental)". If you're a foilist, you only have to choose the weapon type in the middle of the screen and leave it in "1v1 bouting" mode.
- Connect one pocket box to your weapon via the corresponding body cord.
- Connect the second pocket box to the target surface by a banana cable with an alligator clip (the banana plug goes into the "C" socket of the box) or Use an épée body cord and install an alligator clip to the "C" branch of the cable to connect it to the target surface. (Épée)
- Connect the second pocket box to the target surface by a banana cable with an alligator clip (the banana plug goes into the "A" socket of the box) or Use an foil/sabre body cord and clip it to the target surface. (Foil)
+1 Pro hint
To get a real feeling of challenge, use your target surfaces during lessons and fencing too!
Lead the cable through your fencing jacket to make valid fencing targets at the wrist or shoulder - take a look at our suggestions below.
- Conductive fabric (Alibaba) - this material is used to make lamés
- Banana cables (Alibaba) - these can be plugged into each other so you can lengthen the cable if needed.
- Alligator clips (Alibaba) - these can be attached to épée body cords too, they can replace banana cables.