For the last couple seasons ANW has stuck to a pattern of obstacles having a two year life cycle. Spin Cycle for ANW 7-8. The Wedge for ANW 8-9. Some obstacles don't make it for a second year though, like the Escalator (to be fair, according to Crashing the Course it evolved into the Broken Bridge), Window Hang, Snake Crossing, Cargo Crossing, etc. Conversely, some obstacles get a third encore, like Floating Monkey Bars, Paddle Boards.
What obstacles do you think/do you want to return for season 10 for their second or third years? Which do you think will get left by the wayside?
Some obstacles don't make it for a second year though, like the Escalator (to be fair, according to Crashing the Course it evolved into the Broken Bridge), Window Hang, Snake Crossing, Cargo Crossing, etc.
Yeah Snake Crossing isn't coming back... it just wasn't a fair obstacle with the fail rate, and the fact they had to keep adjusting it all night, and one of those adjustments caused it to be broken because when testing the level of difficulty the springs on the dancing stone in the middle got jammed forward and there was an additional half hour that involved them trying to bend it back into place. The whole night was just stop and start with adjustments taking anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes and they barely got through the first night, and they still had to offer redos to people who failed the second half of it after the breaking in case that had anything to do with it... It's never coming back lol
Post by Ninja Warrior Ryan on Sept 18, 2017 4:10:36 GMT -5
I already have my guesses on the Vegas stages.
Stage 1: Snake Run NEW OBSTACLE [One can hope this finally goes, my wish would be Snake Run into Barrel Climb] Double Dipper Jumping Spider NEW OBSTACLE [Let's be honest, Parkour Run sucks] Warped Wall NEW OBSTACLE [Yay new balance obstacle] Flying Squirrel Rope Ladder
Stage 2: NEW OBSTACLE [Giant Ring Swing has got to goooo] New version of Salmon Ladder [eyeroll] Wave Runner Swing Surfer NEW OBSTACLE [Doubt they'll kept Wingnut Alley as it's an extremely unfair obstacle imo] Wall Flip