Here’s just a place for you to put any weird/odd/unusual superstitions or traditions on your team.
(A ‘smoothie’ is a smooth run without hesitation, mistakes, or self sabotage by yourself or your alliance. A chunky is the exact opposite. Every move must be done several times to get it right, etc.)
For every competition, our team will drink three smoothies each as they please the smoothie god(s) who will bless us with smoothie matches. The first is on the Friday before the competition at practice. The next (and most important) is between arrival at the tournament and lunch. One of the adults will go to McDonalds to get them, even if we’re eating something else. We leave them on the table and tale a sip every time we pass by. The last couple sips are inhaled right before finals to ensure that there is adequate smoothie in our blood. When we return home after a (hopefully) good competition, we make one last smoothie to thank the smoothie god(s).
Also, tournament success is dependent on the quality of my braid that day. The better the braid, the better we do. If it falls out, we’re doomed to fail.
Whenever I’m in a high pressure situation(a finals march, an elimination match, etc.), I borrow my friend’s teal suede scrunchie and wear it on my left wrist when I’m driving. It’s literally never failed.
If our team was super toxic over the season, karma will return and our robot will somehow malfunction during the tournament. Vice versa
Happy Birthday JustALonelyAstronaut
We have a much higher change of winning as red rather than blue (red does have some advantages though)
For the few years that we’ve had an all girls team, during every event everyone on the team has to be wearing the same hairstyle. Whether it be braids, French braids, Zelda braids, pigtails, or just leaving our hair how it normally is, they have to be the same. We also have a lucky rubber duck (I’ll try to find a picture and insert it here later) that the teammate that is not driving holds. Every time we’ve done this we qualified for state/worlds.
This is our lucky rubber ducky, Flobert:
Our basement is infested with part-stealing vex gnomes.
Whichever team in my school brings the most/best food at a competition has a higher chance of winning
We have a hard hat on our robot. If it’s not on our robot we loose
That’s not a vex legal part so…
It is. Its nonfunctional decoration.
As for my team’s weird things… we have a lot. Costco Coconut Rolls are the official snack of the AusTIN CANs. We all drink a lot of Dr Pepper. We have a rock with a green shell hot glued to it. We worship our coach in the shed behind the robotics building. Pumpkin spice season is sacred. And most importantly, we never eat soup on December 9th, because December 9th is not an appropriate day for soup.
oh also we put chairs on roofs
It’s a foam hat.
We never go to Dairy Queen in fear of disqualification.
we go to walter’s burger emporium, which is a dairy queen location with a different name and is also the only place we can get food within walking distance of the school.
We buy a crap ton of food from the concession stand, and pile it up on our table and perform satanic rituals with said food.
Happy birthday btw