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Paddle Out  (also known as Inside Track, It's in the Bag, Tracks of My Tears, Roll Away the Dew, and Born to Rung) is a recurring Survivor challenge.


Castaways must roll a series of balls down a lane on a wooden board to the end where there are several slots for the balls to land in. The first person or tribe to land all their balls in slots at the same time wins.

In the tribal version of this challenge, each tribe must first make their way through a course before reaching the final table maze. Two members then maneuver the balls down the board and land them in all the slots.


The challenge debuted in Philippines, where the final nine battled it out. The race was tight the entire time between Michael Skupin and Pete Yurkowski, but Michael managed to finish first, winning individual immunity for the first time.

In Cagayan, the final seven battled it out for a spot in the top six. After leading for almost the entire challenge, Tasha Fox won her third immunity in a row, with Woo Hwang trailing behind her the entire time.

The challenge appeared again as the final eight Immunity Challenge in San Juan del Sur where it was nearly identical to the one in Philippines, with exception of a small rise added at the end of the paddle. Jon Misch took the early lead, but Keith Nale was able to catch up and eventually overtake Jon to win immunity.

In Millennials vs. Gen X, the challenge was adapted to a tribal challenge for immunity. After the Ikabula tribe finished first, Michaela Bradshaw openly coached Vanua to a second-place finish, sending the Takali tribe to Tribal Council.

The challenge appeared again as the first Immunity Challenge of Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. In this version, each tribe was given a choice between three mazes (an obstacle maze, a rail maze, and a traditional maze) depending on the order that they reached a given point in the challenge. After a tight race, the Soko tribe finished first, and the Yawa tribe narrowly defeated Levu, sending Levu to Tribal Council.

The challenge was again used as the final eleven Immunity Challenge in David vs. Goliath, with a snake-shaped board with the three slots on different parts of the snake. Alec Merlino and Dan Rengering took the lead heading into the final portion, but Alec's ability to leap over the high-step multiple times earlier in the challenge gave him ample time to get a hang of operating the board while the others struggled, allowing him to win immunity.

This challenge made another reappearance at the final nine of Edge of Extinction. While returning to the format used in San Juan del Sur (albeit with only five slots), an advantage was gifted to Rick Devens from Edge of Extinction inhabitant David Wright that allowed Rick to discard one of his balls, meaning he only had to land four of them. His advantage would allow him to maintain a lead in the challenge, and although he had particular trouble landing his final ball, he ultimately did so to win immunity.

In Island of the Idols, the castaways retrieved rope rungs which they then used to create a rope ladder. On the second level of the tower, they had to maneuver a bag of balls on a ladder puzzle and climb up to the top level. Once at the top, they had to land two balls on a table maze. Dean Kowalski and Tommy Sheehan were neck and neck throughout the challenge, but Dean was able to edge out Tommy, Janet Carbin, and Lauren Beck in landing his final ball to win immunity.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Little Miss Perfect"
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Michael Skupin
"Chaos Is My Friend"
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Tasha Fox
San Juan del Sur
"Kind of Like Cream Cheese"
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Keith Nale
Millennials vs. Gen X
"The Truth Works Well"
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Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident"
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David vs. Goliath
"Breadth-First Search"
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Alec Merlino
Edge of Extinction
"Blood of a Blindside"
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Rick Devens
Island of the Idols
"Mama, Look at Me Now"
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Dean Kowalski



Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me