The Diamond Dash is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 10 in Minneapolis.
Competitors must run across four free-floating diamond-shaped disks while maintaining their balance, in order to reach the landing platform. The second and fourth disks were placed lower than the other two disks, causing trouble for some competitors when they were leaping to the third or fourth disk. Not landing on the center of the disk would cause it to flip forward or backward. The concept and design of this obstacle were incredibly similar to the Coin Flip, except the disks for the Diamond Dash were thinner.
However, due to the immense amount of casualties caused by the Ring Jump, only 31 competitors attempted this obstacle. During Minneapolis qualifiers, 7 competitors fell on this obstacle, including Jon Alexis Jr., Ben Antoine, and Andrew Yori. With only 24 competitors completed the obstacle, the Diamond Dash became the cut-off for the top 30 competitors to advance to Minneapolis finals.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 11
On American Ninja Warrior 11, the Diamond Dash appeared as the fourth obstacle in Los Angeles.
Likely due to the immense amount of casualties on the first two obstacles (the Shrinking Steps and Walk the Plank), there were fewer attempts on the obstacle during Los Angeles qualifiers, with 26 competitors attempting it as opposed to 31 competitors during Minneapolis qualifiers on the previous season. Only three of those 26 competitors (Rebekah Bonilla, Verdale Benson, and Kevin Fisch) failed.
During Los Angeles finals, no competitor fell on this obstacle.
American Ninja Warrior 12
On American Ninja Warrior 12, the Diamond Dash appeared as the fourth obstacle during the finals. It eliminated Michael Torres and Dan Polizzi. Several other competitors stumbled on the obstacle but got through.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
- The Diamond Dash was the second cut-off obstacle during city qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior 10 to be the fourth obstacle, after the Tuning Forks during Dallas qualifiers.
- It is coincidentally worth noting that during both of its appearances during city qualifiers round on American Ninja Warrior, the Diamond Dash became the lowest cut-off point in American Ninja Warrior history, as during Minneapolis qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior 10, only one competitor (Kojo Hilaire) failed to make into the top 30 after falling on this obstacle. However, this record would later be broken during American Ninja Warrior 11's Los Angeles qualifiers, in which just 26 competitors attempted the obstacle and the third obstacle (the Spring Forward) became the cut-off point for the first time ever during city qualifiers round on American Ninja Warrior.
- With that in mind, the Diamond Dash has the lowest amount of attempts out of any fourth obstacle during city qualifiers round. Between both of its city qualifiers appearances on American Ninja Warrior 10 and American Ninja Warrior 11, only 57 competitors total have attempted the obstacle.