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.
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.
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.
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.
Created By: Jonas
Half the challenge of Spider Monkey is removing the splinters afterward.
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.
Created By: Sascha
Upper arm strength for days.