Is clear tape allowable to secure wires (epee or foil) inside the guard? The wires are properly enclosed in spaghetti tubing. If so, which rule is not being broken by using clear tape? Background: A local ref saw the tape and yellow-carded me for it. When I asked why it wasn't allowed, he asked if there was a rule allowing it. Hard to prove a negative, so I removed the tape. Other refs have seen the tape and didn't have a problem. The tape is used to secure the wires since I've had them drift to where a thumb can catch and break them.