Riseabove strategies

To me, it looks like there are two categories of strategies. The first is the vertical where the rows go along the short side of the field. If one team is unreliable, this allow the other to cut their losses and guarantee that they can finish their row/rows. However, this limits the scoring potential because there are only so many of the same color on one side of the field and running too the other side, while doable, will never be as fast. The second category is where the rows are eight feet long. this should be faster because each team scores all three colors on their side of the field without ever crossing paths. However, if a single low riser fails to complete a row, its a huge loss.

option 1: lower score, safer with slow teams
option 2: faster/higher score, greater risk


I have seen some of them yes, relative to vrc bots, iq bots are slower and accelerate significantly slower. Plus the time limit did not increase you still have 1 minute to cross a larger gap at a slower speed. keep in mind the iq field has increased significantly in size this year. In past years this may not have been a problem due to the smaller field.

That’s a pretty negative way to put things. Yes some teams will not be as reliable as you would like but I’m pretty sure you will not be the only good team in existence.


no cool dude is winning worlds this season


u will win worlds and go to mit with ur10 designs i believe in yiu mr cooldude


Well every worlds is going to have that. It doesn’t mean that every team is bad

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Reminder to keep threads on topic. This thread is about Rise Above Strategies. Complaining about other teams, Clawbots at Worlds or how many robots you have built is irrelevant.

We should be collaborating and lifting each other up, not devolving in to a measuring contest about who is better.


Sorry I will delete all of my posts

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I am struggling with strategies for the in-person teamwork layout of Rise Above, and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts for new strategies or improvements on what we already have (here is what I’ve got so far). One limitation is that we can’t really grab the blue riser that is on top of the other two consistently.


yes totally and @Cadaver_42 could you elaborate on splitting the field and what that would look like? I know that the field clear used this strat.

I made a video on stragites, It might not be useful. If u need more explaination you can PM me.

Thanks for the video, but I was hoping for something that explains it more step by step than just “you grab these risers and score them.” Maybe a robot match video or a field with arrows. Also, I think that there is a much more efficient way to score than one color at a time (maybe mixing up the color scoring order to be more efficient), and that is more what I am looking for.

Hope this doesn’t count as reviving a dead thread, but my sister team and my team have a 242 point strat that we just got under our belt.


Very nice! Can you send a diagram / video of it? I’d like to know what your strategy is if you are willing to share. Also, what team number are you? Thanks!

Team No. Is 44442A I will try to record it next time I go for a practice with them. My team gets 102 then they do the other 102 and we work together for the last 38. Tho sometimes we don’t get to that.

I can get you a vid of my strategy tho just by myself.


That’d be great. I can’t wait to see it! Good luck.

Right now we are reaching 170 doing 70 on one side and 100 on the other side. If you want good points do 70 on one side and 70 on another thats how we got stared

Is that with two robots or just one?

One robot can do 140 in skills, sorry I forgot about teamwork. Teamwork we are getting 176.

With one robot or two?