CFF Domestic Competition Equipment Standards

Clothing

For all age categories (U11, U13, U15, Cadet, Junior, Senior, and Veterans):

Mask: 350N (CE level 1) or better. Masks must be fitted with a strap. Masks without strap will be rejected. In foil the conductive bib is mandatory; retrofits are allowed but they must adhere to FIE specifications. Visor masks are not permitted. Leon Paul Comfort-Fit masks without supporting tang must include factory supplied retaining clip or certified retro-fit.
Jacket: 350N (CE level 1) or better. Jacket must overlap the pants by 10 cm as according to FIE rules.
Pants: 350N (CE level 1) or better. Socks must meet lower edge of pants as according to FIE rules.
Plastron: 350N (CE level 1) or better. Plastron mandatory as per FIE rules.
Chest Protector: Mandatory for women as per FIE rules. U13 or lower mandatory for both genders.

All competitive clothing with exception to glove, socks and shoes must hold a CE certification mark or FIE standard mark to be eligible for competition.

Blades

For all age categories (U11, U13, U15, Cadet, Junior, Senior, and Veterans):

For all domestic competitions use of non-FIE blades is allowable, unless otherwise specified.

For age categories:

U11                  – size 0 blades required (77.5 cm maximum foil/epee, 75 cm maximum sabre)
U13                  – size 0-3 blades required (85 cm maximum foil/epee, 82.5 cm maximum sabre)
U15                  – no special rules regarding the maximum blade length
Cadet               – no special rules regarding the maximum blade length
Junior              – no special rules regarding the maximum blade length
Senior              – no special rules regarding the maximum blade length
Veterans          – no special rules regarding the maximum blade length