# Tote Stack Maximum

Is there a maximum to the number of totes you can put in a stack other than your robot’s physical limit? The rules explain how the point values increase the higher they go, but don’t really cover what happens when your stack exceeds 6’6", i.e. 7+ totes.

Do all totes above five go 6x, do they continue to increase (6x, 7x, 8x…), or can we NOT go above 6? Read everything twice; couldn’t find an answer.

I believe the max is 6.

My team originally thought we could stack unlimited crates:D but after further review it’s not allowed

Correct. The answer lies right in the first line of Tote Gameplay (3.2.1.3)

Emphasis mine.

Interestingly enough I don’t see BACKSTOP defined even though it is bolded. Regardless, it’s clear to see from the figures below that description that a max of 6 TOTES would fulfill that criteria. I did a quick calc and it looks like you’re clear by about 6 inches from the top of the BACKSTOP at 6 TOTES.

You could go higher than the 6th level but it wouldn’t be scored, so why do it?

The backstop is defined on page 8 of section 2 in the (current) manual. It’s the 6’6" aluminum pipe that shows the 6 levels (white gaffers tape). This is also why the maximum is 6 totes.