News Tune In: Live from 2018 Obstacle Beta Testing Author: Tough Mudder October 17, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Obstacle Innovation is in full swing and the Obstacle Innovation Team is spending the week in Las Vegas tinkering away. We’ll be Live from the dessert this Saturday October 21st with some behind the scenes action and 2018 obstacle sneak peeks. That’s all we’re saying for now, but you can bet that 2018 isn’t just going to be badass – it’s going to kick badass in the butt and drag it through the mud, all the way to epic. So in the meantime, take a look at some of the 2016 and 2017 Extreme Obstacle Design Challenge submissions that you WON’T be seeing on course. Are we a tease? You bet. Cube Crazy Created By: David Harder to crack than a rubix. Ladders of Success Created By: Daniel Hiscoke This obstacle won last years Extreme Obstacle Design Challenge. Tug of War Created By: Andrew This event consists of one team hoisting people up a steep wall, and down a steep drop. I.e. start training now. Shocky Bars Created By: Maxwell Not at all like the innocent monkey bars of your childhood, “Shocky Bars” encourages the crowd to laugh at you, using your face to break the fall. Athletes propel across a deep, muddy drop with nothing but random electrically charged rings. All Aboard! Created By: Henry Upon first glance, All Aboard seems like a splashing good time. Until you read the fine print – wobbly and weak planks barely float in a man-made bog of mud of sweat. Spider Monkey Created By: Jonas Half the challenge of Spider Monkey is removing the splinters afterward. Ball Buster Created By: Rachel The physics and construction of this obstacle are not the first thing which comes to mind. While this challenge would perfectly suit a hungry season of Survivor or the final caper of Lara Croft, a one-at-a-time approach to obstacles could tank the whole thing. Tower of Babble Created By: Steven No such thing as too much rope. Perpetuum Muddilee Created By: Sascha Upper arm strength for days.