How do you open the RoboCup?
(1) To open, first hold the RoboCup up to your chest with the jaws facing away from you. (2) Then using both hands, firmly squeeze the top cups inwards using your upper body and (3) finally clamp onto a surface using both jaws equally.
What is the maximum capacity of the RoboCup?
The jaws open to a maximum of 2" and clamp to both round & flat surfaces.
My brand new RoboCup is stuck and can't be opened.
The very first time a RoboCup is opened is the hardest and typically a "pop" noise will be heard when the jaws separate from each other for the first time. RoboCups springs are very powerful by design and require considerate upper body strength to properly operate it.
What are the bottom end caps for?
The two bottom caps unscrew for access to clean it and a drain. It also provides access for long objects including two fishing poles.
What are the two velcro straps for?
The two included hook & loop straps can be configured in various configurations to hold your gear or to reduce the inner diameter for smaller sized drinks. They can also be wrapped around the jaws to help keep the clamping pressure.
What is the function of the small slots at the end of each jaw tip?
At the end of each jaw, a 4" plastic cable-tie can be inserted to lock the RoboCup onto the clamped position. Using these is recommended for heavy duty applications such a deep sea fishing.
Why does the packaging advise against putting hot drinks inside the RoboCup?
Even as heavy duty as the RoboCup is designed to be, it can still get knocked off potentially and spill a hot drink onto a person hurting them.
Are the springs, bolts and nuts made of stainless steel?
Yes, the hardware is made of durable stainless steel which has proven itself in salty marine environments. The original production batch of RoboCups in 2011 did not have stainless steel hardware so we quickly upgraded. If you live in a salty environment, then we suggest to apply a anti-rust spray periodically.
Does the RoboCup float?
No, the RoboCup does not float -- however you can cut off part of a swimming foam noodle and insert it inside the bottom part of the RoboCup.
Can I order custom colors and apply a decal?
Sorry custom colors can not be ordered but we can refer you to our printing source in Florida that prints our decals. Our decal spec is heavy duty and lasts many seasons even outdoors. Please contact us for details.
What other colors are in the pipeline for 2017?
Black&Red, Black&Orange, Black&Gray, Navy&Gray and Purple/Gold.