Early in the build season 103 took one of our swerve chassis (Swerve & Steer) and just sent it off of HAB 2 onto HAB 1 to see if it was a viable strategy for the season and whether we thought the modules could handle the impacts match after match. While all 4 modules survived it was incredibly violent and we opted to never start on HAB 2 during the competition season. There were disagreements on this conclusion with alternatives such as only send it in particularly difficult or critical match-ups, but a consensus was reached that the safety of our drive-train was more important so sending was never an option.
Of the 56 matches Cybersonics played in this year, there were six in which the difference was less than or equal to three points and if the outcome were to change it would be in our favor. Three of those six matches had the possibility of another team on our alliance starting on HAB 2, and those extra three points could have given us better match outcomes. This is just over 5% of our matches, one which would have tied a match in the finals, and two that would have gone from losses to wins.
To those teams with swerve modules, namely the Swerve and Steer modules (but others are welcome), did you send it? If so, was there damage to the modules? Did that damage occur over time? Did that damage cost you any matches? If you could go back and do it all again, would you send it, or no?