Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Singapore Army's new Vocational Obstacle Course


The Balancing Log now has steps at the end and the Low Ramp is a gradual terrace. What happened to the barbed wire coils that used to garnish the sand pit bottom of the Low Ramp?

10 comments:

FIVE-TWO said...

hey! no more monkey bar!?

Anonymous said...

More ways to reduce the likelihood of injuries from SOC? I had a number of acquaintances who were injured (torn ligaments, sprained ankles, etc.) from bad landings...

bdique said...

I flew off a balance beam and injured my back from wood that chipped off (it rotted from within), so I still shudder seeing it there.

Interestingly enough, 9pm news said that the obstacles are now cleared as a team, and done with body armour on. That sure ups the ante.

FinalFive said...

This looks awesome - Can't wait for the PTIs to set the new record for this obstacle course. I think legend has it that the record timing (unbeaten) for SOC came from a SISPEC PTI - 5 min 30 sec.

Wocelot said...

I think the Vocation obstacle course takes the cake with Infantrymen needing to stretcher somebody after completing the obstacles within a certain timing.

Piper said...

@FinalFive

Think there was a Cdo encik by the pseudo name of 'lung-less' who had a better timing?

FinalFive said...

@Piper

I think if it's a better timing - It cannot be a CDO Encik. It is an SOF Encik...

who said...

they chge the name of Jacob's ladder?

RX said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberpioneer/4970932002/

They've already added steps to the Balancing Log in the current SOC.

fazvik said...

IS there still the 70O metre run down and the last 700m finishing run?