Answered: Starstruck preload position

When our team is placing its preload for a match can the star touch the gray tile connecters that interlace with the red and blue tile connectors. Or, is that zone considered off limits.

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

As you can see, touching any grey foam tiles is prohibited. This includes the “connectors”.