We’re still waiting for flying cars and moving sidewalks, but until then, we have 360-degree virtual reality videos to make us feel like we just stepped into the middle of next week. Shot with an omnidirectional camera (a sphere covered in cameras) the video immerses you into a panoramic view whichever way you tilt your phone so that you can get your mud fix even when you’re not on the course.
Sure, you can experience all of this epic video on a laptop (tap and drag, much like when you’re cruising on Google Earth), but, for maximum impact, we recommend using your phone. No one will look at you funny as you dance with your device – they’ll soon enough understand what’s making you twirl – in fact, we encourage you to get them in on the action and see what’s making you spin.
With 360-degree video technology you’ll be able to step onto some of the most challenging and scenic courses (like this one, shot at Tough Mudder Tahoe), from every conceivable angle that geometry can throw at us. If you’ve already run a Tough Mudder, your memories are now three-dimensional and if you haven’t, this is your chance to immerse yourself in the full course experience before taking the plunge.
Note: To get the full effect, play the video below through the YouTube app or open the it directly on YouTube HERE.