Is it permitted to use spacers that are not bought from the vex shop?

From what I understand you can as long as they are the same length and size as a vex spacer or nylon

“Any parts which are identical to legal VEX parts. For the purposes of this rule, products which
are identical in all ways except for color are permissible. Note: It is up to inspectors to
determine whether a component is “identical” to an official VEX component.” From the game manual.


The inexpensive spacers we have at Robosource are all VRC legal, and you can get them in the individual sizes instead of having to buy a whole assortment: