We want to get more than high enough, so we can have decent stage overlap, and incase there are any problems at the top of the elevator travel, it wont be the end of the world.
Also I’m sure deep down there’s some part of me that wants to prove to the team we can have a good 3 stage elevator. Our 3 stage last year (built for regional 2 and worlds) was GREAT… when it worked. I’m talking 1.5 seconds to max height, great intake, etc. We had lots of issues with it at the regional and it really hurt team morale. We won the rookie all star award, since the judges said that carrying in a completely new elevator and intake is about the boldest think a rookie team ever did, and they didn’t even care it was temperamental. At worlds (also won rookie all star) it worked the entire match with no issues but none of our team watched the matches since they didn’t think the elevator would work.
So basically we are doing it half because we think its a good idea, and half to satisfy mine and a mentor’s ego