Re Technical Loop Hole

There is a technical loophole from that regards the scoring of the cube in the scoring zone. If for an example a cube were to be balancing on the top surface of a scored cube and also be touching but not on the top surface of an unscored cube that was balanced on the jaunty angle as shown in @Railgunawesome profile pic beyond the barrier it technically would be scored as

Stacked Cube - A Cube status. A Cube is considered a Stacked Cube if it meets the following
criteria at the end of the Match:

  1. Contacting the Top Surface of a Base Cube or Stacked Cube.
  2. Not contacting the top of the field perimeter wall.
  3. Not contacting the Top Surface of any Cubes which are not Scored.

This is technically not violating any of the above stipulations in this definition. If this is not an implication that was not intended I would recommend a new stipulation in the definition regarding this.

Also

Top Surface - The side of a Cube that is furthest away from (and roughly parallel to) the gray foam tiles.
The inner indents on that Cube’s side are considered part of its Top Surface; the chamfered edges are not.

P.S if anyone wants to ask on robotevents.com regarding this they can

I do not see the need for a Q&A when the definition of Stack Cube is quite clear. Either it meets the definition or does not.

Am I missing something here?

It is neat to see cubes balance on their edges.

Yeah… but I have not seen anyone perfecting this skill (at least in singapore) so far… :stuck_out_tongue:

Its not really a loophole… I see no benefits anybody could get by doing this. except the other alliance who gets to relax as you attempt to balance a cube on its edge.

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Haven’t you heard! 26 ABC states that if you balance a cube on its edge you automatically win! It was released last night!

(Jk)

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Yes the cube would count, but it would be difficult to purposely place it this way and you would be unable to place another cube on the cube that is balanced on an edge. This would result in this ‘loophole’ being useless because if your stack is tall enough to where you couldn’t/ don’t want to place anymore cubes in it, it would be extremely difficult to purposely place a cube that way and probably not worth it to aim for a cool looking balanced cube on your stack. However, if your cube accidentally got placed like that and you couldn’t correct it, then yes, it is still legal but again, you can’t place on top of it.

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Yes but you can do thisDSCF4033%5B1%5D DSCF4034%5B1%5D
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This one is specifically not on the top surface and is barely touching the top surface of the scored cube with about a 1 mm of the surface being touched

Top Surface - The side of a Cube that is furthest away from (and roughly parallel to) the gray foam tiles.
The inner indents on that Cube’s side are considered part of its Top Surface; the chamfered edges are not.

Perfictly legal

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Thought the para (3) of defInition of stacked cube already addressed this?

That outside cube is not scored… hence resting on top of an unscore cube is not considered as stacked.

As for your earlier situation… it will be considered as scores/stacked. But it is really not easy to achieve that stack formation that you have shown.

Edit… for both situations, the orange cube is still not considered as stacked, as it is touching another cube that is not scored.

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Actually wouldn’t, the ‘Stacked’ orange and purple cube in the first two photos be considered not scored because as quoted in the manual, that side is furthest away from the grey foam tiles and the edge doesn’t really matter here because it isn’t being contacted by a ‘stacked’ cube, the side is.

Top Surface - The side of a Cube that is furthest away from (and roughly parallel to) the gray foam tiles.

The inner indents on that Cube’s side are considered part of its Top Surface; the chamfered edges are not

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Thanks for your replies looks like I miss interpreted the definition

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Also originally, I thought you meant as shown below,
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