Answered: Skills Preloads

In Appendix C, states that: “Prior to the start of each Programming Skills Match, each Robot may use their four (4) Balls available as Programming Skills Preloads.”

My question is concerning the use of may. Is it legal to start without placing the preloads on the field or robot and instead using them as Programming Skills Loads? Does the answer apply to Driver Skills as well?

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question!

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So any Skills Preloads that a team chooses not to Preload may be used as Skills Loads during the Skills Match. This applies to both types of Skills Matches.