It has been a few days since a “dressing room” rumor has spread in the finswimming pools around the world. They say that the Confederation has decided to introduce the homologation of the new monofins with a 20 euros fee since the 1st of January 2019. It will consist by a sticker with a QR-code to be put directly to the blade of the monofin.
This fee would be applyed only to new monofins, it should be in charge on the monofin makers, and it’s almost sure they will forward this charge to the customers (finswimmers).
Some questions arise spontaneously:
- Every CMAS event will have people who check all the monofins? How? A QR-code must be read by a QR-code reader…a mobile phone?
- How the Confederation will check every monofin produced before giving the sticker to the manufacturer?
- What about old monofins? How they will be homologated? If I own a 3 years old monofin, can I compete against a new homologated monofin?
- How is it possible to demonstrate that a monofin in new? A monofin maker can build me a new monofin and send me, pretending to be an old monofin. (made the law, found the catch)
For the moment nothing is official, just rumors…and in the CMAS web site no news about it.
What do you think about?