men and women compete in epee, in
separate events. The weapon used weighs a maximum of 770 grams, with a
maximum length of 110 cm. A micro switch in the tip needs at least 750gr
pressure and 1mm travel to activate the registering apparatus. The valid
target area is the whole body, head to toe, including arms and hands. Any
hit upon the insulated piste or on the opponents insulated weapon will not
cause the apparatus to register.