That Skills Score!

So 7k got a 203 in driver and 90 in auton for those who don’t already know. I would like to know what strategy they used to run it because that is considerably more points than the previous drive record, 168.

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Gotcha gotcha, is there a video up yet?

if there is I have not seen it yet

Did they spit out the back of their tray to get the middle tower or do they have a different type of lift to do it

Nope they did not get the top tower. The math works out to be 29 cubes and 6 towers. That’s 2 ten stacks and 1 nine stack with all low towers scored in between. it is a very impressive run and they definitely made good use of their cube locks.

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I just did some calculations realizing that 203 isn’t divisible by 8 evenly, the multiplier if you got every tower, but it is divisible by 7, no top tower, so that means they got 29 cubes in the goals while also getting every tower except middle. So this again brings up the question, what was their strategy in doing this.


Even in this video, they only score 168 but it looks like the fastest strategy, so what could they have possibly done?
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See in this run the first 2 stacks are collected at a relatively low drive speed. There is alot of room for collecting more cubes if they sped up the first 40 seconds of the run. Practice is one of many success factors here as this run and 7k’s requires a high level of accuracy and consistency.

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M E C H A N U M W H E E L S

(Complete sentence thing)

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Do not worry I will be joining mechanum gang in the near future.

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7k’s robot is overkill though

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I have a prediction that the skills score record will surpass 300 at a Utah comp this weekend.

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is it though? They have found a way to score cubes very fast and efficiently. Isn’t that the goal of the game?
And also vex db has a 302 on its skills page by a middle school team in china.

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Yeah the 302 is a lie.

I was wondering about that. How did that get on vex db then? I was under the impression that vex db pulls from robot events.

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you could probably increase that score if you used the center tower. can’t be too hard to just pop a cube out the back of your tray as you drive by. that would give you a 223 point score (28 cubes, 7 towers) assuming you just popped a cube on your way to place one of your stacks.

what I find more impressive is the programming skills score. 90 is really really good. probably 15 cubes, 5 towers? or perhaps 30 cubes, 2 towers. though 15 cubes 5 towers seems easier.

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It can be if you have a cascade stage for the 10th cube like 7k

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that is true. but maybe a flipout is a better option then?

That or PIC antigravity

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I was summoned

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I dunno if it is true or not. The translation of the team name says HS (via google translate-but the team is MS). Also why would we be seeing it now if the event was in 2019?