Are you saying that such action is illegal? Or does this depend on the refree’s judgement at the event as it is difficult to make a blanket ruling? Is “popping a wheelie” on the trough in itself automatically “likely to damage the field,” or is this more on a case-by-case basis?
Under what circumstances are “popping a wheelie” on the trough permitted, if any?
Let’s say a robot were in the “scoring phase” exactly as depicted in the quoted thread (not suspended off the ground), and were to simply over-rotate its arm momentarily and elevated its wheels off the ground. The driver immediately lowers back down as soon as they realized they momentarily hung. Because this is not a sustained “hang” as a sack-defense maneuver, and instead was just a momentary driver error, would this face scrutiny as described in your original ruling?