Accepted parts for robot

Hello everyone. I had a question about parts that could be used on our robot. We want to use the 12" shaft from our middle school kits on our IQ robot. Is this allowed? Also, can we use rubber bands that are not official vex rubber bands? Thanks for the help.

No, this shaft is not a part of the VEX IQ Product Line, thus would not be legal for use on your robot. You are restricted to the shafts that are included in the various VEX IQ kits and packages.

Yes, provided they are the same size and thickness as the official VEX IQ rubber bands: