prehaps the event people should require certain types of magnetic strips to be used, thereby eliminating the inconsistency.Near last, but that's not why I hate it. A reason we got near last is a reason I hate it though- it is terribly inconsistent. My team's car (I didn't actually work on this event- my partner did all the work) worked like a charm at Regionals, and then doesn't work at all at States. The track at States used weak magnetic strips that could not levitate the car enough and so our batteries got stuck to the magnets. Besides, there's not a whole lot you can learn that other events can't teach ten times better, and there's not really a practical application.
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