Can zip ties be functional?

i Want to make a side roller bot and I am wondering if it is legal to use zip ties as the flaps to grab the cone.

It is perfectly legal

As I understand the rules, you can use zip ties for mechanically functional things (like flaps, etc.) so long as they are identical to the ones Vex sells.

However, other types and sizes of zip ties can be used for securing electrical wiring as per rule R<7> L, which states, “Commercially available items used solely for the purpose of bundling or wrapping of 2-wire, 3-wire, 4-wire cables, and pneumatic tubing, for the purposes of protection, organization, or management are allowed…”

I wanted to add that stipulation so you would not use, for example, extra large or extra small zip ties for a mechanical application and find out they are not allowed except for wiring applications.

Thanks for this