Well we are in the midst of competing (very tired). I promised I would update as to week 1 going’s on. So teams competing know what to expect as they head into competitions.
Here it goes.
In all it was a blast, can’t wait for tomorrow!
The field is way different than team fields. For instance the bar is much further than our team prop. Its a very wide gap. We can nail the bar in practice but have failed every time on the field… hooked it twice but ran out of time because we could not hook it first time (working on that)
There will “likely” be missed defensive crossings , we had to run over one defense eight times to destroy it (its game 1 for officiating crew too) no hard feelings, but be aware the defense crossings are scored by eyesight. This did affect our ranking that 'should" be higher in terms of RP for breaching. Still happy where we are. We know we did it and in the big scheme probably won’t matter.
Yes (as in other thread) some calls were missed like using SP for exit from opponent etc.
EXPECT to be broken… We broke a tomahawk, sheered off our shooter “had to re-tap with six larger bolts” and had the Andy Mark tank treads break luckily we had the “improved” parts with us… so our bot has now reinforced tread pulley’s and shooter that has now broken twice. I hope we are past the break stages since we have all day tomorrow then next week in CV too. That’s nine games and eliminations most likely, fingers-crossed.
Games will run late, we cut off two games and shortened lunch (30 minutes) to get through today. None w only ttree games behind… two regular one a makeup for a field fault.
Vision is lame “smeared glass” especially for low goals a working camera is a must, still working on our auto HG routine.
A rookie team is winning! They have a super sleek super fast breach bot…wow. Its beautiful. Awesome job rookies!
Anyhow off to bed, any questions feel free to ask them and I will answer when I have time. Good luck.