Practical Info for Wheelchair Fencing

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  1. jkormann

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    First the question. Check http://www.iwasf.com/iwasf/assets/F...lassification Rules Version February 2018.pdf which came from your link and clicking on 4) Classification Rules.

    Now to get rid of your misinformation. First, you don't need a special chair. You only need to be able to remove the armed side armrest, which most do and meet certain height & width requirements. I have a feeling you misread the 'fixing the non-weapon arm and the legs. What it says is IF a belt/strip is used. It is not required.

    Also of note, non-disabled people have been known to fence.

    The biggest drawback and expense is the frame and the skirt.
     
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    Where can i find the schematics of the frame that's required?
     
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    Awesome! that's perfect. Thank you!
     
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    Not correct. In competition you will have the legs strapped down, the lap at minimum, and you are only allowed to lift one cheek. If your entire butt is leaving the chair, not only are you doing it wrong, you're going to get a penalty card.

    Source: Ellen Geddes is my clubmate at AUGFC and I fence her weekly.
     
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    I was at a tournament where a former (over 25 years) Soviet & Russian National Team Armorer failed a body cord. I asked him why and he said that was the rule, but couldn't site the rule. It passed.

    Show me the rule and I will believe you. Have her point out to you the rule.

    Instead of that, let me show you the rule. If the lap was required to be strapped down, you couldn't lift one cheek. So the strap is not required. As for the rest t.26.

    What may have happened is a problem of having able-bodied fencers fencing. For them the use of the legs would be natural and illegal. So when that happen they would be strapped down just because.
     
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