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Season 3's Trouble U's

The Trouble U's appeared in Season 3 (episodes 8 and 14) as the fifth and final obstacle of the Qualifier. It was interchanged with both the Shape Shifter and the Fling Set as the fifth obstacle throughout the season.

It is a variation of the Fling Set. Contestants needed to run across two narrow beams, hopping over the triangles in the middle, while trying to avoid the swinging 'W'-shaped sweeper beams overhead.

Much like with every other variation of the Fling Set, nobody has ever made it across, mostly due to misunderstanding of the concept. Instead of jumping over the lowest part of the U's, most contestants tried to jump over the upward-facing triangle.

It was replaced by the Yule Log Jam in Season 4's Winter Wipeout.