Obstacle Course

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:58 am

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Re: pool

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:06 pm

kimkankwu wrote:can we build a pool of mud???


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Postby Finnegan » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:39 pm

A pool of mud would be very good for the Barbarians' skin. Personal barbarian hygiene is important.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:56 am

Rancid polecat oil. Keeps my skin nice and scaly.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:39 am

We were putting together the basics of the rope bridge yesterday. Barbarian engineering. :)
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Postby Wolfe » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:19 pm

Idea: maybe add some "Indiana Jones"-style roleplaying danger to it the obstacle course:

If you have a rope bridge --or just a piece of rope between two poles-- have it over a sheet of black material that is a "bottomless pit". Or, have 1-foot-long pool noodles standing upright under it, like a Burmese tiger pit. A *soft* Burmese tiger pit, but a Burmese tiger pit nonetheless-- we wouldn't want to permanently maim the participant :).

At another point, maybe have another "bottomless pit" (ie. some black material), with some four-by-sixes and rope. The idea is for the person to craft a way across.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:13 pm

Wait, we're ruined, this place has it all:
http://www.musclepark.jp/park_en/attraction.html
Ooops, it's in Japan, probably in the middle of the Japanese high desert.
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Postby Wolfe » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:21 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Wait, we're ruined, this place has it all:
http://www.musclepark.jp/park_en/attraction.html
Ooops, it's in Japan, probably in the middle of the Japanese high desert.


I wonder if there are elements from the "Sasuke Park" portion that we could incorporate into the obstacle course?

(Edit: found this on YouTube; something to consider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmCem8qbTE )

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:30 am

I think that I have Nagano's epic run earlier in this thread. The Fisherman still rules! ;)

We'll arrange a trip to the Hof and see what we come up with. Trying to stick with what is:
1. Buildable fairly easily and cheaply
B. Transportable
III. Burnable if possible.
Finally: fun, challenging and self-explanatory to clamber upon.

Based on a canon yarn, maybe something like this:
Cut milkjug in half with a blindfold (in the tavern)
Vault over a low obstacle (escape the tavern)
Climb over two high (8') walls (enter the garden)
Stand with your back to a mat, turn and cut it (dispatch the lion)
Climb up a 20' rope a few times (scale the tower)
Pick up a heavy object and throw it (squash the spider)
Now you wouldn't have an idea what I'm talking about would you? ;)
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Postby Wolfe » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:12 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:III. Burnable if possible.


You don't want to take the course back home?

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P.S. Consider: If you are able to transport it to and from the event, there would be less to construct next year.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:16 am

I brought back a nicely warped 4x6 for the "extra challenging" balance beam..........

Wolfe:

yes, burn it.............that's the idea............IMHO.........

UD:
climb a 20' rope?......... you mean, lay it on the ground and crawl along?
oh yeah, it's the difference between how high or how long, it is..........

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:02 am

Reminds me of that Monty Python episode where the "mountain climbers" are laying on the sidewalk and the camera is tilted 90 degrees making it look like they're scaling a Dangerous Mountain.

Don't get worried. In the story I was rhapsodizing and brainstorming over, it's actually a 150 foot climb. 20 feet is a somewhat safer distance to fall. If there's a shitload of padding at the bottom. Maybe next year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_climbing

I don't know about test-cutting on the playa. Every version of that requires wasting a lot of water or creating MOOP.

Oh, and Wolfe. We burn things. It's Burningman. You'll see. :)
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:54 pm

I dont know, I'm still thinking giant lawn darts to throw around :wink:

ygmir, I like ur idea about the twisted 4x6
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Postby Wolfe » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:04 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I don't know about test-cutting on the playa. Every version of that requires wasting a lot of water or creating MOOP.


Hmmm . . . how's about wet or dry tatami mats over a tarp? If it doesn't work this year, possibly next year . . .?

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:14 pm

Wolfe, I never cut dry mats before. It may be worth a shot I suppose. BTW I got that Hanwei/Tinker bastard the other day. Whoo-hoo!

I am thinking about designs for the Tarzan swing. Engineering help requested.
http://www.geocities.com/baldurstrand/obstacle/tarzan.html
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All members could be made from 4"x4" lumber, although the top beam as well as the two cross beams that support it could be made from 4"x6" lumber.

NOTE: In the final design, the top beam would be on top of the cross-beams, rather than butted to them.

The bracing is what puzzles me. I can get some heavy-duty corner braces made from 7 gauge and drilled for 1/2" lag bolts. This might be overkill.

A cheaper alternative is to use lag bolts to join the members and a 12" right-triangle made from plywood as a brace. But would that work as well?

At the base of each upright, I would attach a 2x6 on either side, about 4' long. I would attach these with either light lag bolts or heavy wood screws.
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Postby Oldguy » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:16 pm

FWIW... playground structures listed in Sacramento craigslist for free.

But they may not be as strong as you desire though. Your drawing reminded me of one with two towers and swing bar between them.

Also in Chico craigslist free heading is lumber, 4X12 header and OSB sheets...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:22 pm

I am wary of solutions from someone with that sigline. ;)
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Postby Wolfe » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:33 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image


Gah, I look goofy. Now all I need is a plastic helmet and a short bus. :wink: :D

Note to self: I must bring more sunscreen next time.

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Postby littleflower » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:42 pm

that's AWESOME!!!! youz guys have been busy!
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Postby Wolfe » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:49 pm

littleflower wrote:that's AWESOME!!!! youz guys have been busy!


I'd say it was more "you guy" :). Doug did most of the manual labor on this one.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:04 am

Looks like he's getting ready for an old-west necktie party.
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Postby littleflower » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:48 am

hooray! i knew this was really a barbaric torture camp!
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Postby Wolfe » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:48 pm

littleflower wrote:hooray! i knew this was really a barbaric torture camp!


Yeah, you don't see the eyebolts on the other side where the wrist and ankle cuffs attach for the *bad* barbarian men and women to receive discipline . . . or am I thinking of another camp? :wink:

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:58 pm

Are you a bad little barbarian?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:23 am

As we have no lighting at this point, we may have to restrisct use to day-time only.

OR! We need a generator and about four floodlights. Is there anyone that can help us with this issue in any way?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:36 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:37 pm

Oh, you meant useful help.

Sorry.
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Postby EspressoDude » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image


yes, where are the shackles...padeyes...chains???
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Postby Wolfe » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:55 pm

EspressoDude wrote:yes, where are the shackles...padeyes...chains???


I think that's the camp next to us. I wouldn't be surprised if they wanted to borrow our obstacle course equipment for alternative purposes at night. :)

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