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Roulette Cylinder (ルーレットシリンダー), called Roulette Wheel in English broadcasts, was a Third Stage obstacle introduced in SASUKE 25, replacing Arm Rings that had been placed as the first obstacle since SASUKE 16. The obstacle was similar to Rumbling Dice, only that Roulette Cylinder's track was shorter and instead of a box, competitors must negotiate a cylinder with spikes coming out of it. At the end of the track, competitors must directly make the transition without a rest to the next obstacle, Doorknob Grasper.

Brian Orosco attempting Roulette Cylinder
in SASUKE 25

Paul Kasemir attempting modified Roulette Cylinder in SASUKE 26

In SASUKE 26, for unknown reasons, the obstacle was modified by adding two drops on the track in a similar fashion of when Rolling Maruta was modified into Sandan Rolling Maruta in SASUKE 13. As a result, it took out Brian Orosco, who ran out of energy trying to make the transition to Doorknob Grasper. However, together with Doorknob Grasper, these two obstacles were replaced by the returning Arm Bike in SASUKE 27.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
25 5 5 100%
26 5 6 83.33%
Total 10 11 90.91%

Other Appearances

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior 4's Roulette Cylinder in Stage Three

American Ninja Warrior 5's Roulette Cylinder in Stage Three

Roulette Cylinder appeared as the first obstacle in Stage Three in American Ninja Warrior 4 and American Ninja Warrior 5, which was similar to the Roulette Cylinder from SASUKE 26.

In American Ninja Warrior 4, Brent Steffensen, who was the only competitor to advance to Stage Three, was able to complete the obstacle. In American Ninja Warrior 5, seven competitors attempted the obstacle, and two of them failed to complete it, Idoko Abuh and Casey Finley. In American Ninja Warrior 6 the obstacle was replaced by Cannonball Incline.

This obstacle served as the basic concept of Rolling Thunder, which was used on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Philadelphia and American Ninja Warrior 9 in Daytona Beach, with much bigger wheel, longer track, and more difficult than Roulette Cylinder. Also, the Ninjago Roll from American Ninja Warrior 9's Denver finals had a similarity with this obstacle.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found.
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW4 1 1 100%
ANW5 5 7 71.43%
USA vs. Japan 8 8 100%
Total 14 16 87.5%