InSANDity 2018 is set – It’s going to be Sept. 22nd 2018 from 8am – 12:30pm. That’s what set in stone, but here’s what’s new that we hope to improve on and some ideas we have that we got wrong last time

See last years post here on what went right and what we learned for this years event –  – http://sandboxsunsetsports.org/uncategorized/insandity2017-rightandwrong/

 

The Ideas: 

1] Sand Volleyball –

We’re going to have a sand volleyball tournament at the same time – This is an easy upgrade because we can get more people involved and more people is always a good thing. Registrations for the 6×6 Co-Ed sand tournament can be found at: http://elpasobeach.com 

 

2] Obstacle improvement:

 

Obstacles MUST be: 

  1. Not cost an arm and a leg to build
  2. Not overly complex that will need a structural engineer to approve and configure
  3. NOT have stickers involved (ground low crawls or objects where stickers will get into)
  4. Be challenging for participants
  5. Be fun for participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

8 – tire flip – have

9 – wall climb (8 foot tall x 6 feet wide) like #17 but just tall

12 – over/unders (have hurdles)

13 – high hurdles (have)

14 – hill run (have)

15 – balance beam

17 – log climb

18 – low wall

19 – sand bag carry

20 – low hurdles (have)

27 – ramp jump (because we already have one)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

Rope ladder climb – Put this more horizontal and like they do in the circus games

High hurdles – already mentioned above (have)

Tires – (have)

Rope Traverse – should be easy to make

Cargo Net Climb – (have)

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

1 – low wall

2 – stepping stones – we have tree stumps for that

3 – Rubble – this is the over/unders and I like this to get people tired quick

4 – Tunnel – I like this tunnel but there can be NO crawling, only a crouched walk

5 – Dodging panels – I like this one. Easy to set up and slows down the contestants

6 – Low rope – climb to a point and ring a bell. Not sure on how hard this would be to build SAFELY. I think we have this at the water pit

7 – Ditch – we can build this out of dirt and then make the ditch but fill it with sand. should be easy

8 – Corridor we have it already set up

12 – Terrace we have at beginning

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

I think this one does. It’s interesting and slightly different with challenges for participants. 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

Yes. Easy to build, challenging and safe

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

This is a possibility. Not sure on labour costs on this one. 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

This is just a different way to do a balance beam. Looks good. 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

This is the low cost way to do a balance beam. IT looks more challenging and it’s narrower which will make it way harder then just a log. This is probably our best option for everyone

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

I like this idea of using the cargo net as going sideways instead of just up and over. I especially like the hay that is here for safety. We used to have hay at the Sandbox…just sayin’

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

I like this compressed obstacle course. Maybe we could set this up as the final strip of the event? Or maybe in the middle?

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacles that meet the criteria set above: 

 

This is a different view of the obstacle above. It is from the LAST obstacle to the FIRST obstacle view. We could do it in any way we want to. I like it because it is a basic army obstacle type course that has lot of obstacles compressed into a short space. Order of obstacles: 

  1. Low Rope climb which a participant climbs up to and then rings a bell at the top or just slaps his hand at the top.
  2. low hurdle
  3. UP and over bar
  4. low hurdle
  5. high hurdle climb over
  6. low hurdle
  7. high hurdle
  8. low hurdle
  9. wall up and over
  10. low hurdle
  11. inverted rope crossing where the person hangs upside down and pulls themselves across the ropes.

 

Land Area to Work With: 

 

First things first – we need to lay out the new course, then CLEAN the area thoroughly and then grab the front loader or bobcat to carve out the course BEFORE the rainy season comes. Once the rain comes, the weeds will grow like CRAZY so if we can cut the course it will look even more defined by September 22nd. 

 

-Gordo


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