<R7> VEX IQ product line. Robots may be built ONLY from Official Robot Components from the VEX IQ product line, unless otherwise specifically noted within these rules.
a. Official VEX IQ products are ONLY available from VEX Robotics & official VEX Resellers. To determine whether a product is “official” or not, consult www.vexiq.com.
If there are commercially available rubber bands that are identical to VEX IQ rubber bands, would those be legal for competition? If not, what are the best practices for inspection to ensure the the rubber bands were purchased from VEX?