As we get later in the season it’s reasonable to assume many more teams will achieve high 50s and 60s driver skills, and they will have more time to dedicate to programming skills, leading to a dramatic increase in skills scores.
Similar to you, I’m predicting a minimum skills score of 85-90 to be in the top 50 this year. With the start of significant design convergence this year it’s reasonable to assume many teams will achieve a 60 point driver skills with a 30 point programming skills not out of the question.
For a high score? Hard to see a perfect drivers skills; you’d have to deliberately knock stars off all the fence and then throw them back over, but still 74 seems possible. Going with 65 for max programming; pretty difficult to get all those fence stars into the far zone with just programming. So a max of 140 (certainly would love to be wrong here and see even higher skills scores.).
Seeing that there’s already more than one perfect drivers score (IIRC) I see the maximum being quite high. Programming will be very difficult… but one really dedicated team may make it to the 70 point range, maybe even perfect. I see a perfect score in both fields a certain possibility.
The hardest thing with this is that to get a perfect skills score, you have to get a perfect score on both fields at a single event, which is made even harder with the fact that the more time you spend on driver or programming, the fewer runs you have for the other. It’s certainly a possibility, but given the unpredictability of fence stars, and just autonomous in general, I don’t see it happening more than once or twice in the next 5 months.
Looks like the current best driver skills score is 72 and the current best programming skills score is 42. I think we will see a rapid increase in programming scores over the next few weeks. I do think we will see at least one team get between 142 and 152.
Has any team ever scored a perfect score in skills in any Vex game? This may be the year.
I am thinking it will take something in the 90s to get an automatic bid based on skills scores.
I think they were 1 point off a perfect score, they could have got one more in the second doubled goal if they were stacked properly. But if you count “every object being scored” as a perfect score then it is
Sam from 60x, who got the 72 in driver, has been able to consistently achieve a perfect driver of 76 and roughly a 60 in programming. So I wouldn’t be surprised if our Worlds Skills Winner has a perfect score in both.