Answered: Acceptable substitutes for Anti-Slip Mat

Can we use fabrics like cloth or linen as a substitute for the anti-slip mat that VEX sells? We have some on hand, and would like to use it rather than order another part. We have a scrimmage soon, and the Purchase Order process that our school uses takes upwards of six weeks to get an order through.

If cloth is not an acceptable substitute, can you give me an example of an acceptable substitution that may be available in stores?

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The VEX Anti-Slip Mat is made of rubber. This is clearly not identical to “cloth or linen”. Thus it is not legal

Yes, rubber anti-slip mat, sometimes sold as drawer/cabinet liners, of the identical dimension and weave as the VEX Anti-Slip Mat. These can be found at a variety of hardware stores.

Sorry. I meant to put the relevant rule in there. It must have slipped my mind.

Okay, thanks. We actually found Anti-Slip Mat identical to what VEX sells at Walmart over the weekend. If we end up needing to buy more on short-notice, that’s what we’ll do.

You’re welcome.

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