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R7 j Zip Tie Thickness not specified on VEX product page.

Pascal Chesnais (Event Partner)


The Game Manual specifies in R7 j Zip ties that are identical in length and thickness to those included in the VEX V5 product line (4” or 11” long).

However, the VEX Robotics website only specifies length, and no other dimensions (thickness or width).

At inspections, we find teams coming in with really thick and wide zip ties, but do satisfy the length specification. It seems that the extra thickness and width provides added functionality, but without specifications about thickness and width inspectors can not always tell.

Can the complete specifications for zip ties be posted here or on VEX's website - or do we allow any thickness or width of zip ties as long as they are from 4" or 11" long stock?

thank you.

Answered by committee

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The dimensions of VEX zip ties are as follows:

276-1032: 4" x 0.100" x 0.042"

275-0125: 11" x 0.1875" x 0.055"

These have been added to the VEX website.