I don’t personally like it. I think it’s just pointless if you’re doing tank. If you’re doing X then it makes sense, but don’t do it if you’re doing tank. It certainly doesn’t hinder you, but I just don’t get it. Maybe you figure out a strat that can maximize its potential though?
While we haven’t seen this one in action, 1469A released a reveal video of their dual intake robot if you wanted to see a robot in slightly higher definition. From watching matches from various tournaments it seems like while there were situations in which a dual intake would have been beneficial, overall the time saved from having one wouldn’t be very large. It’s up to your team to decide whether you need that slight edge over your opponents.
You would still run into the same issue of having a fixed shooter and having to turn to face the high goal.
Yes you can do some extra manoeuvring to have the disc, intake and high goal all line up, but that requires having to drive around the disc somewhat, unless it’s already in position.
Both X drives and Tank drives have good enough point turns, and they would both benefit from dual intakes, because at most you would have to spin 90 degrees to pick up a disc and shoot it, compared to single intake 180 degrees turn at most.
However, turrets fix this issue (still going for turret+dual intake tho)
I’m the operator of the 7890E, Double intake is actually not that much easier for me, Because the whole machine is too heavy when it’s finished, I don’t think it’s worth it to trade machine speed for double intake