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Michael Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Brown <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:56:24 -0400
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I think the more interesting question is what will the mats be like at
competition?

There is that field variability rule.
--
Michael Brown
Coach Team 4773
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"What we learn is more important than what we win."



On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Leandra Aguon Velasco <
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>  I ended up using the iron to press out the folds.  Flip the mat to the
> back side on top the ironing board, place a small towel over the mat, and
> steam press away a section at a time.  It took some time to get it out, but
> it works.
> Leandra
>
>
> > Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:31:33 -0400
> > From: [log in to unmask]
>
> > Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] This year's field mat condition
> > To: [log in to unmask]
>
> >
> > Thanks Betsy.
> >
> > How long is "a while"?
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Betsy Wilco" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:29 PM
> > Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] This year's field mat condition
> >
> >
> > > If you leave it out a while, the folds relax quite a bit, but you can
> also
> > > use a blow dryer on the back to hasten that. We have not set our field
> up
> > > yet, as I can't start till school does, but mine has flattened out
> nicely
> > > on the guest bed at home!
> > >
> > >>>> "Lloyd O'Hara" 08/26/12 6:26 PM >>>
> > > I have not been paying much attention, until today (I've been
> > > procrastinating), to our field setup box that arrived a week or two
> ago.
> > > When I opened the box, first thing I noticed was the mat, all folded
> up,
> > > within the box. When I layed it out on the table, the second thing I
> > > noticed is that it has some significant creases caused by the folding
> of
> > > the mat. I'm thinking the creases may cause some issues with robot
> > > navigation. I have two questions and please forgive me they have been
> > > asked before:
> > >
> > > 1) How do we smooth out the mat? In years past, when the mat came in a
> > > tube, I knew what to do. I'm at a loss here.
> > > 2) When we show up at a regional tournament and the tables were set up
> the
> > > night before, will there be some concerted effort to make sure the
> mats
> > > are smooth?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Lloyd O'Hara
> > > Coach, The Crestwood Monarchs.
> > >
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