Answered: Usage of similar materials to vex products

Hello, we are from Drax Robotics Group Team 6272B from Malaysia.

Along with this email is an attachment of a photo of a part of our robot, the shooter which is covered by a roll of badminton grip. We would like to inquire whether this part is allowed to be used in the competition, since in the FAQ it is stated that a similar material is valid.

We kindly ask that you reply ASAP in case we need to change it. Thank you for your consideration.
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No this is not legal. The rules do not allow for similar materials, they allow for identical materials. These badminton grips are not identical to any VEX EDR products. (Nor are they similar for that matter.)