Check out these Savage Race obstacle tips. Whether you are getting ready for your first Savage Race or just looking to get better, having a strategy for the harder obstacles is a must. Nothing is more frustrating than running strong all course then having to stop to figure out what to do at an obstacle.
Well have no fear, to help you out I’ve compiled a list of top Savage Race obstacles tips from around the web!
Savage Race Obstacles
Savage Race Obstacle Tips
Anchors Away *New Obstacle*
With what may be Savage Race’s hardest obstacle yet, for the 2020 season we greeted with Anchors Away. To complete this obstacle you will grab to two rings, using them to swing from anchors hanging along the way and returning them to the bucket at the end. The first set of 3 anchors pivot forwards and backwards while the second set of three are chains. Careful not to got caught on the anchors when trying to place the rings. Without having tried this obstacle and very little out on it the one tip I can give you from the start is to work on your back swingi, e pulling back with your trailing arm to build momentum. As soon as you lose momentum you are sunk.
The most feared set of monkey bars in the land, Sawtooth is know to cause a lot of problems for first time racers and vets alike. This one really comes down to grip strength but a good trick is to go at the bars backwards or sideways. I found a good video showing the technique which I’ve included below.
Momentum is your best friend on this obstacle. Pick a side of the wheel to go for so that your bodies momentum will spin the wheel. As you spin wait until you are on other side near the next wheel and grab it making sure let your momentum now carry you around the next wheel too. For example, if you start by swing to the left side of the first you will then swing around the right side of the next. Weaving through all of the wheels. Just don’t stop. Once you stop, getting your momentum going again takes a lot of effort.
Here is a great video showing how to and not to do Wheel World. Wait for the guy filming to go to see the proper technique.
Expect this to be harder to get moving the cylinder that you would think. But once it’s moving it will go. Just make sure you have a good grip and keep your body as close to the cylinder and pump with short fast motions. The trick is to keep moving, don’t loss that momentum.
Check out a tip from Savage Pro Yuri Force:
Check the ground in front of you and make sure the path is clear to the top. Check side to side for people walking across the Colossus ramp runway, especially in the later heats when the line backs up. Build speed slowly kicking it into high gear as soon as you hit the ramp and know your footing is good. Don’t be a hero and go for the rope unless your are grabbing someones hand.
Pedal to the Medal
Tip, you can kick the spool (pedal) in either direction to start reeling in the tire. Get close if not right under the pedal. Use both feet on the same side of the pedal (like walking a line) foot over foot.
Check out a tip from the Pro Jamie Stiles:
Standing on the first stick straddling the main support, grab the next stick with the arm closes to it, your lead arm. Then with your trailing leg step across your body to the next stick. To clarify, if you grab with your left arm your first step to the next stick will be with your right leg. Once you step your second leg off and release the stick will swing to the next and then just repeat.
Piece of Queso
Grab the starting towel grip with both hands, then swing out and grab the cutouts with your feet. Get a secure foot hold, grab the next towel grip and repeat. If you make it to the last piece of “cheese” but don’t feel comfortable making the swing and hitting the bell, it is is possible to pull your self to the bell while keeping your feet supported on the last piece. Just get a high foot position and use the last towel to pull yourself to the bell.
This obstacle is all about using your legs to support your body. Don’t step your legs unless you have to when crossing a brace, instead get a solid but loose grasp with your legs and pull yourself by stretching your arms forward then pulling with your arms and core (just like a rope climb). Make sure to always keep 3-points of contact.
Preparing for a Savage Race and tackling its challenging obstacles requires careful strategy and technique. To help you conquer these obstacles, we’ve gathered valuable tips from experienced racers. From the formidable Anchors Away to the fearsome Sawtooth, mastering these obstacles hinges on factors like grip strength and strategic approach. Wheel World demands momentum and the ability to transition seamlessly between wheels. Battering Ram may seem hard to get moving, but persistence and momentum are key. When facing Colossus, ensure a clear path, maintain speed, and consider not attempting the rope. Pedal to the Medal involves kicking the spool and using both feet efficiently. Twirly Bird, Chopsticks, Piece of Queso, and Inversion Therapy all require specific techniques that emphasize balance and efficient movements. Lastly, remember the importance of leveraging your legs and maintaining three points of contact for Inversion Therapy. With these tips in mind, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the challenging Savage Race obstacles and improve your race performance.