Today we had a competition at Alpha secondary school in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Our highest scoring match was 224 - 200. (Total combined score of 424.)
9594C now has the highest skills in the world, so 7842D & 2R couldn’t keep up even with 2R’s high lift.
We have a match video, but I won’t be able to post it until later this week.
Haven’t checked the rules yet for programming skills, but is that with manual loading? Because that would make it fairly easy, same with the driving skills really. Although a well driven field bot should be able to beat a parked launcher.
Well technically in order to score more than 160 you would need to move from your starting tile to the opposing starting tile because only 32 balls can be loaded at any one alliance station as per RSC4. So a parked robot wouldn’t do very well.
Should be able to? How?
Every single field ball and starting preloads is 270 points. That is with never missing a shot. People can do that in programming skills now. A perfect mythical field robot can’t beat the real scores today not to mention in a few months.
Yes, we competed against 5776T in the Finals, and 5327C was partnered with our B team in the eliminations as well, but they did not make it to the finals.
5776T uses a design setup similar to Cameron S, except that the actual way the rubber-bands are pulled back is completely different. They use four motors powering a chain to pull back and release with incredible speed and accuracy, both from up close and far away. While we do have videos of the matches, out of respect for 5776T I will not post the videos without their explicit permission.
5327C has a fairly standard dual flywheel setup, except that they use a ton of motors to power it through a transmission. Their robot was absolutely incredible to watch, as they could fire all 24 drive control loads in only a few seconds. Once again, we have videos of the matches, but out of respect to 5327C I will not post the videos until I have asked them if it is okay.
The Dougherty Valley Regional Competition was fantastic, with 5327C and 5776T achieving top skills scores, and 5369 partnered with 5776T against 8000A and 8000D achieving the highest combined score ever in VEX Nothing But Net. As the driver for 8000D, I can tell you that the competition was fierce, with lots of defense, but the match was incredible, as the field was nearly cleared, with only a few balls remaining. That being said, 5369 and 5776T were fantastic competitors, and the finals were an absolute pleasure.