<R4> C: This rules states that “any restraints used to maintain starting size (i.e. zip ties, rubber bands, etc) MUST remain attached to the robot for the duration of the match.” However, could a rubber band, zip tie, ect be used to restrain the bot and then be broken, but still attached. Also secondarily are any non vex rubber bands legal granted they are the same size?
Yes, you are allowed to break rubber bands during the match, provided all pieces stay attached to the Robot for the duration of the Match.
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Let’s take a look at the <R7b> from the VEX Skyrise Game Manual, which deals with identical replacements.
Thus non VEX rubber bands that are the exact same size as the VEX rubber bands are legal.