Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

Race of Heroes is a real test for anyone who dared to test themselves for strength. The past winter competitions left the most vivid impressions of the conquest of the peaks in Mitino. The participants, as always, had to overcome obstacles of varying difficulty, climb Elbrus and prove to themselves that they really can. The inspirer of the project Ksenia Shoigu shared with us her personal rating of tests on the track.

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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Hook Pyramids

In my opinion, one of the most interesting obstacles in the race. This is a test that some of our participants in different cities of Russia are well aware of. A pyramid with hooks is like two fences at an angle to each other. There are handholds on top of them, and there are quite a few of them. At the same time, there are significantly fewer leg protrusions. Therefore, the main task of the participant is to distribute the force on his hands in such a way that he can reach the end, as well as use the inertia of his body to reach the next support with his foot.
This type of structure allows, firstly, to develop his strength, and secondly, to work on coordination and coherence of actions of the whole organism. There are also quite fascinating forms of passing this obstacle for girls - this is when, nevertheless, they are supported by young people so that they do not fall down.

Length: 9m
Width: 3m
Height : 2.6 m

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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Gymnastic bars

They themselves are very unusual, because they have a special shape. The first part of the obstacle is the bars called the Wave. The second is broken lines, similar to gas pipes.
I myself have coped with only half of this test. Then I slipped, because the bars can be quite slippery if wet. And then I was already depicting a man who jumps and tries to maintain balance.

Length: 11 m
Width: 4 m
Height: 2 m

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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Cube with grid

This is an epic obstacle of nine meters height. As they say in our technical department, this is more of a prism than a cube, but for simplicity we call it that. It is built from metal trusses, which are used for the stage and the construction of any non-standard structures. Due to the fact that the faces are fixed on one side and the other, the cube maintains equilibrium on one of the edges. It is covered with a mesh, so the main task is to overcome it at different angles, including with a negative slope. Climbing up is actually quite scary. Especially breathtaking at the top. Then you begin to descend, and, having overcome this obstacle, you get a huge amount of emotions. Personally, I had impressions of a carriage and a small cart.

Length: 19.5 m
Height: 7 m
Width: 10.5 m

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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Swing Arm

This is our favorite obstacle dear athletes, because the Swing is one of the simplest rods I've seen in nature. It consists of alternately arranged straight swinging beams. Accordingly, the main task of the athlete comes down to using the inertia of the body and swinging the arm in order to swing, to cling to the next beam. From the side it resembles a monkey clutching vines in the jungle. At the end of this test, there is a rope along which you need to go down. In my opinion, this obstacle is very interesting and funny. I went through it myself. When our technicians assembled the Swing, we tested it for a very long time. Now it is even used in some gyms for training.

Height: 3.6m
Width: 9m
Length 10.5m

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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Handwheel Barrel-wheel

Everyone knows this obstacle from the championship (competition form , implying the possibility of participating in the Super Final of the Race of Heroes and selection for international competitions). This year, the drums will also be on the amateur track. Therefore, I think that a large number of participants who are just starting their way in the race will have a lot of pleasure getting to know this obstacle. Wheeled barrels are a handle, which consists of two strips on which a cylinder with metal ribs is located on top. Grasping them one by one, you move the cylinder along the guides, thus moving forward. This is a really exciting challenge that requires endurance.

Height: 3.2m
Length: 8m
Width: 8.4m

Race of Heroes: 5 Coolest Obstacles According to Ksenia Shoigu

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