Yes. The pneumatic cylinder keeps it closed. You can’t pull it out of the claw actually.
Most of the time tetras are contained on the base. Also when there are tetras in the air there are usually one or two or three 8 lb tetras on the base. They are only in the air near the goal. Also in case anyone wanted to do some scouting heres the full spec sheet:
2 front omni wheels and 2 back 8" back wheels (not omni wheels)
Max speed 9fps
Able to place the 7th tetra on the center goal.
Can carry 2 tetras in the claw and a stack of 4 on the base
Can load 4 tetras from the manual and deploy them on a nearby goal in 45 secs.
Autonomous Mode-Able to stack the tetra given to each alliance at the beginning of the match.