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ANW9 Razor's Edge

American Ninja Warrior 9's Razor's Edge in Cleveland

Frontal View Razor's Edge

Frontal view of the Razor's Edge

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.

During Cleveland finals, the obstacle wiped out Kevin Weng, Annika Nieshalla, and Fabio Figueiredo.

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 10

ANW10 Razor's Edge

American Ninja Warrior 10's Razor's Edge in Miami

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 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.

Razor Beams

ANW10 Razor Beams

American Ninja Warrior 10's Razor Beams in Stage One

A variation of the Razor's Edge (called as the Razor Beams) appeared as the seventh obstacle in Stage One on American Ninja Warrior 10, replacing the Domino Pipes from the previous season.

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.

Other Appearances

AusNW3 Razors Edge

Australian Ninja Warrior 3's Razors Edge

On Australian Ninja Warrior 3, the Razor's Edge (named as the Razors Edge) appeared as the third obstacle during the semifinals.

Similar to its appearance in Cleveland course on American Ninja Warrior 9, the obstacle was preceded by the Rolling Log.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found

Razor's Edge

ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW9 (qualifiers) 60 79 75.95%
ANW9 (finals) 27 30 90%
ANW10 (qualifiers) 56 69 81.16%
ANW10 (finals) 21 22 95.45%
Total 164 200 82%

Razor Beams

ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW10 40 40 100%
USA vs. The World 5 5 5 100%
Total 45 45 100%
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