Note, this is the PREORDER page, please order actual sets from here: https://www.andymark.com/products/first-tech-challenge-ultimate-goal
- Product Lifecycle: discontinued
Returns are not accepted for this product.
I can't believe for the price we pay for these FTC sets that they can't make the parts out of something other than glorified corrugated cardboard! AndyMark's Response: AndyMark is the provider for the FIRST Tech Challenge game set since 2015. We work closely with the FTC Game Design Committee (GDC) to design and develop a challenging game and provide a quality game set options for teams at an affordable price. Months of planning, design and material review goes into the FIRST Tech Challenge game set each year. Molded, formed, stamped and CNC machined components are included in these kits each year. Some parts are manufactured within AndyMark while many others are sourced from quality suppliers, mostly domestic. Of the hundreds of pieces included in this year's game set kit, a few of them are lightweight Coroplast, which is a plastic version of cardboard. We don't apologize for using this material. We designed and created this kit and are proud of what it is and how it's being used by FTC teams around the world. If, at any time, your game set does not withstand the rigors of your FIRST Tech Challenge team's practice and game play, please contact CustomerService@AndyMark.com, and we will provide replacement parts at no cost.
Easy kit to assemble!
Anybody who's doing an FTC challenge will find this an easy kit to assemble. We set it up in an afternoon. We cinched down all this zip ties and then trim them off for a nice finish. The goal is very lightweight and easy to move. at the same time we put some bean bag weights on it to hold it down. Looking forward to this year's competition!
When our field arrived, it was clear the box must have opened in transit as several pieces were missing. Jerry was outstanding, as always, and ensured we had the replacements within a week. No mean feat shipping to Australia!
It was easy to put together, but really flimsy.... VERY concerned how it will hold up for upcoming practices and scrimmage... AndyMark's Response: If, at any time, your game set does not withstand the rigors of your FIRST Tech Challenge team's practice and game play, please contact CustomerService@AndyMark.com, and we will provide replacement parts at no cost.
Love the shooting game! High quality set -- great shooting rings! One minor tweak on return shoot suggestion.
The shooting elements are very well done for this year's challenge! Know that a lot of work went into that - so thank you AndyMark! The shooting rings are great! The goals, netting and power shot targets (another very tricky feat of design) are also super solid. The only thing that needs help is the return shoots for the rings to the field. Please work with FIRST to add a rule for the internal flaps to be duck tapped flat (on the inside), we're finding the rings get stuck to them. Thanks again! Highly recommend teams picking up these field sets!
The best yet!
The fit and finish of this pre-order are amazing. Everything looks so enticing. There are no leaking Assembly, CAD or notes (we looked). The delivery is promised to be prompt. They could rush our shipping for free b/c of this amazing review ;)