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First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 05:31:38 -0500
Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]>
Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]>
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Thanks for the help, Steve! Of course, I meant the row machine. Silly me.
U08 does provide some good tips about cleaning the dust off the tire, but
even that didn't help until I warmed it up.

As for typical FLL tournament temperatures, I've been in some cold ones. I
suppose it might be more appropriate to put all of the mission models in a
freezer for a few hours to replicate the entire experience! :) :)


On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 12:14 AM VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>

> Skip,
>   as long as you are bringing it to a typical room temperature (or an FLL
> tournament room temperature...) I think that what you describe is
> acceptable.
>   Teams having issues with the row machine wheel sliding should also read
> update U08.
> Steve Scherr
> Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 5:06 PM Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I don't know if everyone's weightlifting mission is like ours, but our
>> wheel usually wants to retract back to to the machine after pulling it out.
>> Today it was doing it every single time. So I had an idea. Today was one of
>> the colder days that we had practiced all year (we practice in a garage
>> with the door open for ventilation). I held the mission and wheel by the
>> space heater in the garage for a few minutes. Not so long that my hand felt
>> uncomfortable, but I think enough to warm the rubber up. And what do you
>> know--the very next time the wheel held in place.
>> If your wheel has trouble staying in place, you might want to try this.
>> Refs, so you see any problem with this?
>> Coach Skip Morrow

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