1. 2 weeks ago

    DaOctoOw

    Nov 27 79298d

    Are you allowed to use 3rd party rubber bands on our robots?

  2. Riptide

    Nov 27 Canton, Michigan 21636A

    yes

  3. 536Mentor

    Nov 27 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Appleton, WI 536

    @DaOctoOw Are you allowed to use 3rd party rubber bands on our robots?

    Yes, as long as they are #32 or #64.

  4. DaOctoOw

    Nov 27 79298d

    Thanks

  5. meepmeepme

    Nov 27 Honolulu, Hawaii (Saint Louis ... 42700B/C

    Hijacking this thread a little, are we allowed to use bands with #32 or #64 "width" but larger diameter?

  6. Kevin Boenisch

    Nov 27 Oakville, Ontario, Canada WPI, Former 2188A

    @meepmeepme Hijacking this thread a little, are we allowed to use bands with #32 or #64 "width" but larger diameter?

    No, as these would not be identical to VEX's rubber bands, and would no longer be considered #32 or #64 either.

    If you need something longer than rubber bands, latex tubing is a good option.

  7. 536Mentor

    Nov 27 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Appleton, WI 536

    @meepmeepme Hijacking this thread a little, are we allowed to use bands with #32 or #64 "width" but larger diameter?

    Not sure what you mean by "larger" diameter. #32 and #64 have a standardized size and anything that does not fit that size would not be legal as it would not be identical to VEX rubber bands.

  8. meepmeepme

    Nov 27 Honolulu, Hawaii (Saint Louis ... 42700B/C

    @536Mentor Not sure what you mean by "larger" diameter. #32 and #64 have a standardized size and anything that does not fit that size would not be legal as it would not be identical to VEX rubber bands.

    The width of the bands. My coach mentioned using larger diameter bands with the same width so I kinda got confused.

  9. Joey The Great

    Nov 28 Suspended Maryland 24k

    https://www.vexforum.com/index.php/35445-good-rubber-bands

  10. last week

    We are using a lot of #32 rubber bands. Would it be possible to cut these into strings? You can cut 1/8" rope and zip ties. So why not rubber bands? Rules R4 and R7 in the manual did not say anything against it.

  11. Trevin Small

    Dec 6 9922Z Of Mullets and Men

    Yeah you can cut them but why would you

  12. Got a Screw Loose

    Dec 6 Ohio 44833B

    @Trevin Small Yeah you can cut them but why would you

    +1
    I'd use surgical tubing Vex sells or reasons outlined in a very similar thread.

  13. robodog

    Dec 9 Teachers/Coaches 2442

    We use these: https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-15810/Rubber-Bands/64-Latex-Free-Rubber-Bands-3-1-2-x-1-4?FromOrderHistory=Y

    A box lasts a long time!

 

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