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Official Q&A: VRC 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

<R7e>. is Paracord still legal?

1 year ago

With the question of prior Q&A rulings in the air, we would like to know if paracord still meets the definition of unlimited 1/8" braided nylon rope?

Thank you!

Answered by Game Design Committee

Please see rule R7e, quoted here for reference:

<R7> Certain non-VEX EDR components are allowed. Robots are allowed the following additional “non-VEX” components:

e. An unlimited amount of 1/8” (or local metric equivalent), braided, nylon rope

The term "paracord" describes neither diameter nor material type.

There are some ropes branded as "paracord" which would be legal, as they are made of braided nylon and are 1/8" in diameter:

There are also ropes branded as "paracord" which would not be legal, as they either have materials other than braided nylon, or are larger than 1/8".