As of today, most of the major agility organizations in North America have decided to remove, or at least suspend, the chute (also known as closed tunnel) as an agility obstacle. I am happy that it has been removed. Although my dogs haven’t been injured by it, there are countless others who have.
The title of this post refers to the question: What obstacle will be the next chute? There are two meanings to this question: a) will another obstacle be deemed too unsafe to keep, now that the chute is out? and b) what could replace the chute to maintain diversity in obstacles?