21 februari 2018

Requirements

All the equipment must be in good condition and working order complying with FIE regulations. Requirements regarding the equipment:

  • The name of the athlete and the name of the country must be printed in dark blue on the back; the size of the letters shall be between 8 and 10 cm high. All the prints must be readable.
  • All the logos and marks of the manufacturer logos must be in conformity with the FIE requirements.
  • After collecting the equipment, athletes must check the presence of the control markings.

The features that will be checked by the equipment control are the following:

Weapons

The look of the weapons will be considered, with special attention to the blade and to the guard. The shape will be verified using the appropriate gauge. The electrical wires in the guard will be verified. The electrical functionality of the weapons will not be tested by the weapon control.

For additional information, please see from m.2 to m.24 of the FIE material rules.

Masks

The quality label and relevant certification will be verified. The general look will be evaluated, with special attention to the condition of the mesh, to the safety systems at the rear of the mask and to the padding. In sabre, the electrical conductivity of the metal mesh of the mask will be measured. Please note: old model masks will still be permitted (rule m.25.7).

For additional information, please see m.25, m.27, m.30 and m.32 of the FIE material rules.

Body wires

The electrical functionality of the bodywires will be tested. The electrical resistance, the length and the presence of soldering in the crocodile clip will not be tested.

For additional information, please see m.29, m.31 and m.35 of the FIE material rules.

Mask wires

The electrical functionality of the mask wires will be tested. The electrical resistance, the length, the colour and the presence of soldering in the crocodile clip will not be tested. Coiled mask wires will be allowed.

For additional information, please see m.27 and m.32 of the FIE material rules.

Electric jackets

The electrical conductivity of the conductive jacket will be tested. The presence of the name and the country of the fencer will be verified. The symmetry of the shape will not be considered.

For additional information, please see m.28 and m.34 of the FIE material rules.

Black colour will be allowed if it doesn’t cover more than 10% of the surface of the clothing.

Clothing

The quality label and relevant certification will be verified. For epée fencers, the presence of the name and the country of the fencer will be verified. The general look will be evaluated, with special attention to the seams and to the zips. Wearing national colours is mandatory.

For additional information, please see m.25 of the FIE material rules.

Gloves

The general condition will be evaluated with special attention to the presence of holes. In sabre, the quality label and relevant certification will be verified.

For additional information, please see m.25 and m.33 of the FIE material rules.

Breast/chest protectors

The use of a breast protector (made of metal or some rigid materials) is compulsory for women; at foil, the breast protector must be worn below the protective plastron.

Mask design

Masks may feature coloured designs, on condition that they are approved by FIE.