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Inspired by 'Aikido Bungee Ball'.
Take your standard military obstacle course, cover it in velcro loops and invert it to hang suspended above a lake or large pool.
Contestants run an upside down gauntlet with only their palms, knees, elbows, and soles of their feet covered in corrosponding velcro
Throw in some prize money, televise, sell advertising space and then send royalty checks to my offshore account in the Cayman islands.
Wikipedia: Wipeout Canada
Maybe pitch your idea to the producers and see it in the next season. [rcarty, Jun 21 2010]
||Could also be a great playing field for games like capture the flag with opponents trying to knock each other off. Bunzai.