I received my first competition yellow card last weekend for bringing out my foil that didn't pass the weight testing. I have never been in a big tournament before and did not know there would be weight testing. I replaced the spring after the pools no big deal. But a buddy at my club then asked me to lighten his Epee tip some as it seemed to take a lot to depress it, well over 750 grams. I managed to push the spring together some, cleaned the barrel etc and it is significantly lighter but I am not sure how close to the limit should you try to get your tips. I assume that the higher level fencers are more sensitive to tip pressure and would be able to benefit from making the tips as light as possible. What do you see in real life?