We Solved The cornerProblem! (Yes We Know The Change From The GDC)

Ummm in my video i did it easily

this isn’t even a discussion that needs to happen, the gdc fixed this over a month ago, they aren’t going to change it back for one team lol


I believe you have your goals set up with incorrect dimensions, descoring from the edge goals should be fairly difficult. if the ball comes out cleanly your goals are wrong.



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No it was right i made sure it was 90 degrees it was the same. Try it on your field if you just lift the ball above the locked ball it unlocks.

judging by your video in 'Which Vex Change Up Robot Design Is Best":

I dont think that your robot could de-score a locked ball from a competition legal field. as to my knowledge, no one figured out how to de-score a locked ball, and it was even hard to de-score by hand. your field is obviously not competition legal, and the boxes that make up the perimeter are movable (moved at 0:13, 0:26, 0:29, and more), which makes it impossible to trully lock the ball and make it immovable.



no it doesn’t. the ball is tightly locked, your goals are wrong


Try it on your own goals just lift the ball above the locked one and shake the goal a little it works real easy

The corner problem was a flaw and it should Not be re ruled. That’s a no no and it wasn’t supposed to be in the game.


I’m telling you, your goals are not set up properly. it is important for your goals to be right otherwise you’ll go to your first event and you won’t be able to descore the correct goals because yours are too easy to descore from.


my goals are right they were built very carefully the balls scrape on the goal just like everyone else. :joy:

Im not expecting the GDC to change anything just wanted to share that we solved the problem. and we probably will be rebuilding soon.

kinda sounded like you wanted them to change it “GDC please make this a “problem” again”


yah sorry bout that :joy:
it be nice if the rule was changed back but if not I will build my robot to fit the rules.

The game was not designed with that sort of thing in mind, and it goes against the spirit of a back and forth game like change up, so I have to disagree on whether changing it back would be nice.


ok every ones got their own opinions i understand what you all mean by it needed to be changed but also could’ve of been a huge game change in the competition og hoods vs. lifts it would definetley make the competition more exciting.

@Xenon27 I think I can see what happened here. @64811AOverHeat, if your goals are indeed built properly (i.e. following the field assembly instructions), then the ball locking is certainly not as easy to descore as was depicted in your video.

I believe your video shows something similar to ball locking. However, the ball simply sits above the ground in your video, where in ball locking, the ball is pushed even further into the back of the goal (so as to stop it from being removed).

I really hope that you will take this as a learning experience to perform your own research and testing before building robots and posting on the forum.

Post script about why this entire thread is ridiculous

Snail can descore a ball at the back of the goal just like a tray lift. Also, could you post the team name and number of another team who planned on utilizing this strategy? (As mentioned in the original post)


do you really think that locking all the corner goals in the first 30 seconds and then basically fighting over the middle goal for the last 30 seconds would “make the competition more exciting”?

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the ball would be pushed back farther :joy:
because I used boxes which pushes the wall farther back.

As shown in my video the ball isnt locked. It’s temporarily stuck so yes i do think it would be more exciting.