Heard two unconfirmed rumors whilst at the Australian Nationals at the weekend. Firstly that China is moving to a 400N basic standard and secondly, that Oz is going to insist that all electric fencing, including at clubs, will be with full FIE standard kit. Not sure why, but just in terms if cost I can see that hurting access to the sport. I'd hate to see this policy creep in the UK because it just closes doors.
Is this the beginning if the end of the 350n standard?
So why do we have different standards anyway? Surely what's safe is safe?
And why are we bothered about 350n vs 800n, when the only real safety issue as yet to be solved is the glove?
And what about 800n socks and shoes for épée?
I think that's everything that is bothering me about equipment at the moment....=]