While conducting a fair bit of research about Change Up and the reveals so far, I have observed a seeming split between the robots, specifically regarding the type of drive base. While roughly half have used some sort of in-line, traditional omni-wheel setup, the other half have made use of X-drive/meccanum wheel designs.
I have recently acquired parts for this season, so it’s fair to assume I’m behind the game. While I have CADded a robot during the summer for this season, it is (needless to say) quite outdated).
As I ponder over which type of wheelbase would be most effective, I–like trend of wheelbases I have seen–am split.
I do believe the sideways movement of an x drive would be beneficial, but as I have never built one before, I am naturally hesitant. A traditional tank drive is familiar; however, it appears that the strictly forward-backward limitation seems to be especially limiting during a game of this nature.
Thus, here is my question:
Do you believe that the benefits of an X Drive outweigh the benefits of a Tank Drive in the game of VEX Change Up?