You might know the reasons behind its development, you might have received a newsletter promoting it and you might even have purchased it already…but do you really know the story of FoilGuard, the new EVA soft cover mandatory for all fencers wearing a chest protector in official FIE competitions (and domestic events in many countries *)? We’ve gathered some insight with our supplier when the product just came out last spring – read on for our background story about Richard Shearer and his company QP sports.
(Spoiler: even if you don’t know it , you might already own one of their products! )
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The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on…
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Here are a few questions and answers about the new FIE rules in regards to masks.
All new masks sold by Leon Paul are compliant with the FIE rule changes that will come into effect next season in Septembre 2018.
Why are the FIE changing the rules for all FIE masks?
Over the past 6 years, the number of masks, made by all fencing manufactures, falling off during competition has increased.
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