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Footwear in Feet Solving

Discussion in 'WCA Regulations' started by Spencer131, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Spencer131

    Spencer131 Member

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    Regulation D1b says: "During the solve, the competitor must use only their feet and the surface to operate the puzzle. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF)."

    So does this mean we aren't allowed to wear any kind of footwear?
     
  2. DGCubes

    DGCubes Member

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    WCA:
    2013GOOD01
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    Well... "2h) Competitors must be fully dressed while in the competition venue. At the discretion of the WCA Delegate, competitors may be disqualified from the competition for inappropriate clothing."

    You could argue that you're not fully dressed without socks/shoes on. Technically you could argue that all feet solves are invalid; either you're not wearing footwear (which makes you not fully dressed), or you're operating the cube with your footwear. :p

    Actually though, I'm pretty sure footwear is allowed, even though it is quite ambiguous. I don't think it'd give you any advantage though.
     
  3. I don't know if this means that you can't wear shoes, but I don't think you can start timers with shoes on anyway.

    E: Also that this was a joke probably means that you can wear shoes. But again, I don't think the timer would start
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
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  4. FastCubeMaster

    FastCubeMaster Member

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    I think it just means no other body part or object other than your feet and the surface can be used to solve on, but as was just said shoes wouldn't really work either.
     
  5. CarterK

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    WCA:
    2015KUCA01
    YouTube:
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    The bolded part is important.
     
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  6. AlphaSheep

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    There's already a clarification for that regulation:
     

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