Thats great that you think the only 2 swords that can be used as 1 or 2 handed are a good balance between 1 and 2 handed weapons. Of course, I'm not sure why a dueling tournament /should/ be a "perfect balance between 1/2 handers". Care to explain?
Chill bro. I was referring to the different "ranges" of fighting. The hbs and bs offer the best variation of upper medium and close range fighting. The gs is too long ranged and lends itself to a large amount of "range dancing" and "thrust offs/chamber wars". In contrast, the hbs and bs allow for people to play a little bit of the range game while still having proper close range fighting.
Though close fighting is "possible" with any weapon, the gs can often be "random" in its damage when players hug each other too much. What might be a 1 shot one second is a glance the second.
I understand that people are used to gs dueling, even if the weapon argueably isn;t the most ideal duel weapon, and possibly won't want to use something that might force them to adjust their style. That said, I am standing by the hbs/bs requirement until it is abundantly clear that the tournament will not be possible without gs.