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@QuikLY Active intakes are better because they are more consistent.
I agree that as just an intake type, actives are better. However, they also have a lot of ripple effects that detract from the rest of the bot.
Lets take my current bot. With just slight modification, it could run 4 mtr high speed drive, 4 mtr high speed 1:5 lift, 2 mtr high speed 1:5 chainbar, 1 mtr mg intake, 1 mtr intake.
Now lets make a simple switch: convert to a passive. This saves me one motor. However, I also now only need to use 1 mtr on my secondary lift, as there isn't really any weight on the end of it anymore. So now I have two motors to upgrade my drive to turbo.
But that's not the end. With taking those two motors off and reducing the amount of metal at the end of my lift, I’ve just put much less stress on my motors. I’ve also put less stress on my arms, allowing me to convert to a half c lift, in turn putting less stress on both my motors and drive. By the time it’s all said and done, I can take two more motors off my lift and slap them on my drive without changing ratios, meaning that just by switching my intake I’ve reduced a 7 motor cone system to a just as efficient 3 motor cone system and achieved 8 motor drive. And I don’t know about you, but I’ll take 8 motor drive over an active intake any day.