FISTF Measuring Tool – Directions of use
The FISTF Board decided to introduce a new measuring tool to verify the equipment in order to avoid any transformation that does not respect the regulations. The measuring tool has been validated and will serve as means of control in international events governed by FISTF.
FISTF hopes that the use of the tool will:
1. Help players avoid useless purchases, by giving them the ability to check beforehand that the equipment they buy is fully compliant with FISTF regulations.
2. Help FISTF events’ organisers make sure that no illegal equipment is used during the events.
3. Discourage players from modifying the equipment they possess, in order to gain illegal advantage against other players.
4. Help producers/resellers prove to potential customers that the equipment they produce and/or sell is fully compliant with FISTF regulations.
The tool will be available for distribution before Manchester World Cup 2012, where it will first be used officially. It is made of hard plastic (3mm thick) and it is small enough to be carried with other table football equipment.