Answered: Can we fuse the ends of the 1/8th nylon rope?

Cut synthetic rope tends to fray because there is nothing to hold the strands together at the end of the rope. A common remedy for this problem is fusing (i.e. melting) the cut end of a synthetic rope to recombine the strands to prevent fraying. Is it legal to fuse the ends of the 1/8th inch nylon rope that is on a VEX robot?

Yes, this is a good practice and will be allowed. This is the only type of melting that will be allowed in VEX Round Up.