What are the issues with fencing epee with a foil mask? Can it affect scoring? Background is simple: My daily use club mask (FIE) has finally worn the inner cloth material such that it irritates me to use it even though I'm reasonably sure it's safe. My usual mode is to keep a good quality FIE mask for tournaments and when my club mask goes bad replace it with my tournament mask and buy a new tournament mask. I'm not happy with the current versions of the new FIE masks and have been slowly checking which one I will replace my current tournament mask with. In the meantime I do have a used once non-FIE foil mask which I could use for daily club use until I settle on a good replacement for my tournament mask. I haven't fenced foil in several years and don't anticipate doing so anytime in the near future. Hence my question. The foil mask is an Absolute fencing mask and it is possible that I could remove the conductive bib if it were necessary. But that might make a bigger mess than desirable so why not use it as is? thanks for your consideration and advice j.