Electric fencing equipment enables a fencer to be attached to automatic scoring equipment. The target area is covered in a conductive jacket and the foil is wired with a button which is connected by a bodywire to the scoring equipment via a spool attached to the back of the fencers jacket. When the button is depressed, on-target, a coloured light registers the hit, a hit anywhere else registers an off-target hit.
Lamé Jacket. The conductive surface of the lame-jacket which is worn over the protective jacket must cover the valid target of the fencer entirely and without omission when standing upright, when in the on-guard position and when lunging.
Foil. The electric foil has a button on the point connected to a contact behind the guard of the foil by a wire running up a grove in the blade. The bodywire then runs up the sleeve of the fencer and down the back of the jacket and is connected to the scoring apparatus by a spooled wire. When the button is depressed on the opponents jacket an on target hit is registered by a coloured light coming on. A hit off target is registered by a white light coming on.
Bodywire. The conductive wires of the bodywire (the fencers’ personal equipment) must be well insulated electrically from each other, twisted or joined together, and not be affected by humidity. This bodywire has a connecting plug at each end. At the spool end the three-pin male plug. At the end nearest the foil, inside the guard, any method of attachment is allowed but is usually a bayonet type attachment. The wire, which joins the rear connection of the bodywire to the conductive jacket by a crocodile clip, must be separate for at least 40cm.