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Old 03-30-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

Originally Posted by Vex Mundi View Post
It's a little bit unfortunate that Vex has to put this stuff on their packaging to avoid being sued, because I think it's misleading and unnecessary. Under the circumstances though I think it's fair enough.

What's really sad is that your school then feels that they have to enforce that so that they don't get sued if someone gets injured while using "14+" equipment.

The whole situation with Americans and suing people is just silly .

I assume that's why your school does it, and not because you have some silly teacher who likes to make up arbitrary rules. If anything that would be worse.
Lol I was joking. Our school doesn't dictate the rules on our team, since our club is run mostly by our parents and by MSU. The 13-year-old built part of our intake.

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Old 03-30-2012, 04:06 PM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

Originally Posted by Fido488 View Post

This is more of a humor thing but still... We were opening up a box of parts we just ordered from VEX and we happened to see the back of the boxes.

They all say 14+ how are middle school teams supposed to exist if the minimum age for using VEX parts is 14?

One of our middle school members is 13.
They are lying to u. They are making sure that u r paying attention and if u guys are mature enough to use these kind of materials for ur robot
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:18 PM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

Our school is a combined middle and high school so we have 7th-12th graders on our team.

Old 03-30-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

Ah, middle school...

Elevation, clean sweep...

If I had known I had to be mature to use these parts, I'd have never joined in the first place.

Now, Round up and gateway have taught me that sometimes one has to be immature to use them properly.
Old 03-31-2012, 11:07 PM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

Forbidden fruit is always sweeter. A higher age range makes it "cooler" to the younger kids (after all, the median age of a High School Musical fan was probably about 10).
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: How do Middle School Teams exist?

LOL! ... i am 16, but i know about 20 people who are 13 who use vex ... i wonder where the school stands on this ...?
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