EFC & FIE EQUIPMENT RULES
Last updated: 29.09.2021
For official FIE competitions and EFC Competitions (Championships and Circuit events):
- FIE 800 Newton (CEN level 2) jacket
- FIE 800 Newton (CEN level 2) breeches
- FIE 800 Newton plastron under your jacket
- An FIE CEN level 2 mask (i.e. with 1600 Newton bib), two approved systems of fastening, in good condition and fitting securely. On ‘contour’ masks a separate safety back strap is compulsory.
- At sabre, a FIE CEN level 2 glove.
- FIE-homologated Maraging steel blades must be used. In the case of sabre, blades stamped ‘M’ are permitted until September 2022, thereafter blades must carry the full FIE marking. (see below for Circuit Cadet update)
- At foil, chest guards (Men and Women) must be covered with an FIE approved soft layer (and be worn under your plastron)
- Bodywires with transparent connecting plugs (at both ends) are compulsory
For EFC Cadet Circuit events:
- the athlete name is not required on the back of the jacket.
- the national logos on the breeches are not required
28.09.2021 EFC – The EFC Executive Committee have postponed the requirement of using sabre Maraging blades for Circuit Cadets Cups to January 1st, 2022.
EFC Cadet – here – item 11)
FIE Material Rules – here
FIE Publicity Code – here. Note that the rules recently changed. Other than National logos (the ‘GBR patch’) NO other publicity/sponsor patches can be located on the breeches.
- It is advisable to name all your equipment (including body wires).
- Check jackets, breeches and gloves to make sure there are no holes and that seams are in good condition. Gloves with holes repaired will fail weapon checks.
- For FIE and EFC championships it is a requirement to have national logos on the legs. It is optional on the arms however if fencing in a team, all team members must be identical.
- It is important to ensure your socks stay up as you are fencing and cover your legs completely.
- Breeches must overlap jackets adequately.
- Long hair must be tied up – in foil and sabre in such a way that it does not cover the back of the lame.
- Ensure your kit is in full working order, with all weapons and body-wires tested for continuity, resistance, and weight. You must do this before leaving the UK as there may not be an armory service or an equipment stall at the event.
- There will be a weapon control. Different competitions check different items – so be prepared for everything to have to pass weapons control.
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