Team 133 realized after completing our robot that we had the ability to score a cube on the scale while hanging from the rung, which we have subsequently coined as the “Dunk”.
Even though it is certainly illegal and strategically pointless, we were wondering if any other team had this capability and could join Team Dunk!
We dunked a cube in a practice match at the North Shore Event this past weekend, and were promptly told by the head ref that would be a yellow card during match play, so we obviously didn’t do it again. There isn’t any video of this, but we have a video of us doing it in our practice field.
330 did this to us in one match during Stronghold. Their climber deployed under their shooter, which left the shooter pointing right at the high goal, so one match they were climbing our tower and shot a boulder mid-climb into the middle hole. It was pretty sick (even though we were on the losing side of the match).
We came to a similar conclusion during a match at Kettering Week 0 where we were paired with a robot with ramps. We climbed up the ramps at the endgame and realized that we were almost in a perfect position to raise our arm up and, if we had a cube in it, could have turned slightly and dropped it in the scale.
Not that there would be a ton of practicality to this, but it was interesting nonetheless.
Little off from the original idea, but in 2012, 1218 used to always try to grab a few balls before heading towards the bridges. We had a pretty accurate shooter that year so we actually hit a bunch even from the elevated bridge, one was even a buzzer beater to win a match in quals.