Just realized how close Drew came to failing the Keylock Hang, when he dismounts it he takes the Grip he was swinging on onto the mat with him; if that had come out a millisecond earlier, he would have gone into the water.
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Some guy only with an ip address kept on overediting he was injured and that he instead failed the Jumping Spider which isnt true. I also wrote most of those All cut things from the anwnation article about someone who was there and saw the runs. I do not know who added Jerod Warf though supposedly a wildcard or where this even came from and I am assuming its false.
Post by penguincatfish on Nov 24, 2016 6:45:47 GMT -5
Forgot to post some thoughts on the finale. Basically, what people said.
Stage 2 was definitely weird. It felt like, if this would eventually turn into a different show with 5 stages, a 2A similar to Stage 1, and a 2B similar to Stage 3, and we only got the 2B.
All I wanted from the Ring Swing was a third swing. Adding that jump in the middle breaks the flow of the obstacle. Plus it looks actually dangerous. You're jumping toward a giant hook pointed at your face.
Down-Up Salmon Ladder is cool.
I don't like the random mixes of boards on the Wave Runner.
Butterfly Wall could be an easy replacement to the Propeller Bar in Stage 1. It would give shorter competitors a better chance at making it to obstacle 3. And that rope climb up the wall would also work as a transition up to the next slider obstacle.
Double Wedge is obviously not for Stage 2. At least the dismount platform was lower and closer than LA Finals. I wonder how replacing the Wave Runner with a single Wedge would work out. If anything, they'll just ignore everyone and put the Double Wedge there instead.
Wall Flip is veering into CrossFit territory. It's like, you can run straight to the finish, but you're not allowed to unless you flip these tires because reasons. With taller panels, they can turn it into a bridge or ramp building obstacle, where each flip covers a gap / water pit. Maybe the next version after could increase the gaps, and the flips only cover half or something. Any of this would take up a lot more space, but I think it could work.
I really like the Keylock Hang. Also how it takes the place of two short obstacles. Keep the more difficult Circuit Board in the shorter Finals course.
The giant Cliffhanger wall needs to go! Those rounded ledges need to go! Give us an open and less empty looking design! And give us Vertical Limit!
Curved Body Prop is a nice update. I like how it transitions into Hang Climb.
They should've waited until the end to give Drew the POM Run of the Night for both stages.
I like how some of the obstacles lit up as you progress through them.
It's cool they had competitors demonstrating Stage 3 obstacles for the intro.