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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

Usage Guidelines All Questions

GPS Strip adhesive velcro strip failures - use of magnets allowable?

Pascal Chesnais (Event Partner)

It is discouraging to find that the Velcro strips provided by VEX fail within a couple of hours after start of the event. Reports from EPs and teams is that this is fairly widespread.

Foster recommends using magnets as an alternative, such as these sold on Amazon:

Team 41442A provides an example of it in practice. Magnets are placed on the black squares of the strip. img

Would this be permissible?

thank you!

Answered by committee

No, this would not be legal for use in official competitions.

Other alternative forms of non-magnetic attachment, such as Dual Lock, would be permissible.