i recently tried out an FWF screwless epee tip, courtesy of Dwight Chew. In general I liked the tip. The central post appears to be somewhat thicker than Estoc's and therefore I thought more robust. And the screw in tip has a longer barrel which meant that the central post could be longer to accommodate a regular contact spring. (Estoc's which is similar, by comparison, requires shortened contact or special contact spring.) But after a couple of weeks of use - and I used it constantly in preference to other weapons - the tip died when the central post pulled free and came completely out of the tip. It appears that it is held in place by a relatively small plastic washer and when the occasional blow of tip on bell guard happens the end cap (what you see as the actual tip end) can be separated from the tip. Just a heads up to anyone who might be interested. It looks a lot like the Estoc screwless epee tip just with some refinements. If they can get the central post better attached inside it will be a superior design as it has less stiction than your ordinary epee tip with screws. One more iteration of design should just about do it. BTW, I've had the same thing happen with Estoc screwless tips but very infrequently. Not sure if this was just a statistical fluke or if there is some inherent design flaw.