Answered: Can we use foam padding?

Alright, so recently we encountered an issue with our robot and decided we could fix it with foam padding. We don’t know if that’s an allowed item in the game though. Before you say to check the game manual’s <R5> and <R7> we already did. It doesn’t state anything about foam padding.

Anyone know if we can use foam padding?

We ask you to please thoroughly read the VEX Robotics Comeptition Starstruck Game Manual and to please review the Q&A Usage Guidelines before posting in this forum. Specifically, please quote the rule or definition that your question is referring to.

Let’s take a look at the applicable rules from the VEX Robotics Comeptition Starstruck Game Manual. I’ve bolded some text for emphasis:

If a team would like to use foam padding, the next step after reading <R5> would be to determine if any sort of foam padding is part of the VEX Robotics product line. Searching “foam” on the VEX website brings up the following result.

Since this “adhesive foam” is part of the product line, it is legal for use. However, this is the only type of foam that is legal, as per <R5> and <R7>.