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Operation Balance Build
Survivor.S27E02.HDTV.x264-LMAO 148Rupert competing in Blood vs. Water.
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring balance challenge
Appearances: One World
Blood vs. Water

Operation Balance Build is a recurring challenge of Survivor.


The castaways have to attach a small wooden bowl to a prong at the end of a long pole to maneuver it through a metal structure. The structure is mounted on a spring in order to increase the difficulty. Once they have the piece through the structure, they have to sit it at the top. First castaway to stack all ten bowls on top each other win.


In Survivor: One World, the challenge was used as final four challenge, where Kim beat Chelsea, Christina, and Sabrina to win immunity.

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the challenge was the first Redemption Island Duel, between Candice, Marissa, and Rupert. Candice and Rupert were close to finishing the Duel when Rupert's stack toppled over. Candice cruised to finishing first, while Rupert was unable to recover, allowing Marissa to continue on.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
One World
"Perception Is Not Always Reality"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S24 kim t
Kim Spradlin
Blood vs. Water
"Rule in Chaos"
Duel S27 candice tS27 marissa t
Candice & Marissa



  • Even though three castaways have been in both seasons where this challenge occurred, they have not competed in this challenge in either season.
  • Only women have won this challenge.
    • Rupert Boneham is the only male castaway to compete in this challenge.


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