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Latex Foam Weapon Policy

LATEX-FOAM WEAPON POLICY

REMINDER:

As a rule, all latex-foam weapons are legal in IFGS with the following caveats:

  1. The Game Safety Office has the final say on ANY weapon.    If the GSO denies a weapon, that weapon may not be used in the game.
  2. Thrusting is specifically defined to be a light touch on the target, at a 45 degree angle, touching the target on their torso off center-line from the head. Any other form of thrusting is specifically prohibited. Thrusting a latex-foam weapon with force is grounds for expulsion from the game.
  3. Latex-foam weapons include those built by Action Props, EagleFlex, Iron Fortress, Epic Armoury, Palnatoke, Forgotten Dreams, Medieval Armoury, and others.
  4. Calimacil products are NOT latex-foam weapons; they are injection-molded foam weapons with a much denser material that carry a far greater weight than latex-foam weapons.
  5. The Game Safety Officer is strongly encouraged to have a 2 minute combat with the wielder of any weapon they consider to be a potential danger to others; this includes all Calimcail weapons and all very large latex-foam weapons. This is to ensure that the wielder has sufficient control over their weapon so as to prevent causing harm to others throughout the game.
  6. Please remember there are no “safe” weapons, only safe players. All new players should perform a practice fight with the Game Safety Officer before allowing them into the game.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Olan Knight
IFGS Society Board Member