FIE is currently investigating the idea that off target foil lights should not stop the scoring machine or the action. This would of course change the entire flow of foil fencing. You would no longer be able to stop the action of a better fencer with a lucky off target. You would not be able to avoid being scored upon after poor point control. You would need to parry after nearly every attack in an effort shut out your opponent, in case you hit off target. New rules, new strategies. It should make foil bouts move more quickly with less stop time during the bout.