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Official Q&A: VRC 2023-2024: Over Under

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Swapping perimeter wall lexan side panels

Cody Clay (Event Partner)

Is it allowable for EPs to switch out the portable opaque lexan plastic side panels for the clear/transparent ones from the other metal field perimeter kit when using the portable field perimeter kits in competition?

There are two types of Field Perimeter that may be used:

  1. VEX Metal Competition Field Perimeter (SKU 278-1501)
  2. VEX Portable Competition Field Perimeter (SKU 276-8242
Answered by committee

Replacing the opaque plastic side panels on the portable VRC field perimeter with clear/transparent versions is listed as a prohibited modification in rule <T11> (bolded for emphasis):

Examples of prohibited modifications include, but are not limited to:

• Unofficial field perimeter walls, additional structural elements inside of the field perimeter, or unofficial/replica Field Elements

• Additional VEX structural parts attached to a Field Element

• An unofficial replacement net

Replacing the opaque field walls on the VEX Portable Competition Field Perimeter with transparent panels

• Using PVC pipe of a different size or thickness to replace a damaged section of the Goal