I had a discussion with a team at an event where they explained endgame trapping to me in a way I hadn't thought about it before. I brought this up with some others and they showed me Q&A 1178 which seemingly contradicts what G15 says about when a trap ends.
<G15> states that a trap ends after 2ft of space is created between the robots. The interpretation the team explained to me is a robot can start trapping at 14 seconds and as long as they back away for a tile and reengage during endgame, can continue the trap all the way down to 0. Because the trap officially ended after the 1 tile of space (G15a), and because new traps cannot start during endgame, the team claimed this was legal.
This is clarified to be an incorrect interpretation in Q&A 1178, where it's clarified that the 5 second cooldown still applies during endgame, seemingly contradicting G15a. The Q&A supersedes the manual, but because of the confusion this brings I wanted to bring this to your attention.
Does "End" in G15a really mean "Pause"?
Thank you for your time!