The Razor's Edge is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the third obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Cleveland.
Competitors must run on top of three unstable vertical boards, until they reached the landing platform to advance. The boards had an axis placed near the bottom, which made them would tilt to the left/right if the competitors did not have the right footwork while attempting the obstacle. The first and third boards were slightly tilted to the right, while the second board was slightly tilted to the left.
Although the function of this obstacle was very simple, it had a slight disadvantage with placement in its debut. Since it was placed after the Rolling Log, several competitors still got disoriented while attempting the obstacle. During Cleveland qualifiers, it ended the runs of 19 competitors, including Carl Fantauzzo and Phillip Hucke.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 10
On American Ninja Warrior 10, the Razor's Edge appeared as the third obstacle in Miami. This time, the first and third boards were slightly tilted to the left, while the second board was slightly tilted to the right.
Although only 13 competitors, including Zach Thomas, Andy Johnson, and Megan Dillard failed on this obstacle during Miami qualifiers, it shockingly took out JJ Woods, making it his second early exit during city qualifiers round.
During Miami finals, only Scott Reuter failed on this obstacle.
Instead of running on the top of the vertical boards, competitors must run across the horizontal beams until they reach the landing platform to advance. Similar to the Razor's Edge in Miami course on American Ninja Warrior 10, the first and third beams were slightly tilted to the left, while the second beam was slightly tilted to the right.
This variation of the Razor's Edge was proven to be extremely easy, as no competitor failed on the obstacle, although Hunter Guerard merely tripped on it. Because of that, the obstacle was replaced by the Diving Boards on the next season.
On Australian Ninja Warrior 3, the Razor's Edge (named as the Razors Edge) appeared as the third obstacle during the semifinals.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
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