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The Spin Bridge (スピンブリッジ) is an obstacle used in SASUKE 27 in the First Stage, positioned after the Soritatsu Kabe. The obstacle is a version of the Cannonball, which was used in VIKING tournaments, where the competitors has to run across four spheres, which would spin when they stepped on them.

The obstacle did small damage for its debut, eliminating previous finalists, including SASUKE All-Star Yamamoto Shingo and veteran Takahashi Kenji. It should also be noted that this obstacle is infamous for dislocating Kanno Hitoshi's shoulder and forcing him to withdraw after the Slider Drop in the Second Stage.

In SASUKE 28, it returned and was placed in the third position, just after the Rolling Escargot. It was proven to be much more brutal than in SASUKE 27, as it took out numerous competitors, including SASUKE 24 finalists: Lee En-Chih and Hashimoto Kōji, and two SASUKE All-Stars: Yamamoto Shingo (for the second straight tournament) and Akiyama Kazuhiko. Gondou Hiroyuki was the first to beat the obstacle in that tournament. It was replaced by the Hedgehog in SASUKE 29.

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Matachi Ryo attempted the Spin Bridge, SASUKE 27

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

ANW4 Spinning Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 4's Spinning Bridge in Stage One

ANW5 Spinning Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 5's Spinning Bridge in Stage One

ANW6 Spinning Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 6's Spinning Bridge in Stage One

The Spin Bridge (called as the Spinning Bridge) appeared as the seventh obstacle in Stage One from American Ninja Warrior 4 to American Ninja Warrior 6. On American Ninja Warrior 4, it eliminated David Campbell (which would start his 4 consecutive Stage One failures until American Ninja Warrior 9) and Tim Shieff. On American Ninja Warrior 7, it was replaced by the Coin Flip, which had a similar concept with this obstacle.


Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 9

ANW9 Spinning Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 9's Spinning Bridge in San Antonio

On American Ninja Warrior 9, the Spinning Bridge returned as the third obstacle in San Antonio. However, the obstacle was modified, with the second and fourth spheres were lifted slightly, which made it harder to maintain the step and balance.

Only 10 competitors failed the obstacle in San Antonio qualifying, including Kaiti Haymaker, Kevin Jordan, and Andrew Swinghamer. No competitor failed the obstacle in the city finals.

American Ninja Warrior 10

ANW10 Spinning Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 10's Spinning Bridge in Los Angeles

On American Ninja Warrior 10, the Spinning Bridge appeared as the third obstacle in Los Angeles. This time, the number of spheres was increased to 6, the spheres' shape was changed to elliptical, and the third, fourth, and sixth spheres were placed lower than the other spheres, making it much harder to maintain the step and balance.

This time, 17 competitors failed the obstacle. In the city finals, 5 competitors later failed the obstacle. One of which was Scott Willson, who nearly twisted his back after failing the dismount.

CNW2 Spinning Bridge

The Spinning Bridge during Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day 2

During Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day 2, the obstacle featured 7 elliptical spheres and the spheres were arranged in a straight line. Among the 8 celebrity competitors who attempted the obstacle, only Colton Dunn failed to complete it.

Other Appearances

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia

SNWI Spinning Bridge

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia's Spinning Bridge in Semifinal Stage 2

On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia, the Spinning Bridge appeared as the third obstacle in Semifinal Stage 2.


SASUKE Vietnam

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SASUKE Vietnam's Spinning Bridge

On SASUKE Vietnam and SASUKE Vietnam 2, the Spinning Bridge (called locally as Cầu xoay) appeared as the second obstacle in Stage 3. It was replaced by the Floating Boards on SASUKE Vietnam 3.


Ninja Warrior UK

NWUK Spinning Bridge

Ninja Warrior UK's Spinning Bridge

On Ninja Warrior UK and Ninja Warrior UK 2, the Spinning Bridge appeared as the eighth obstacle in the finals' Stage 1.

NWUK4 Spinning Bridge

Ninja Warrior UK 4's Spinning Bridge

Then, on Ninja Warrior UK 4, the Spinning Bridge appeared as the third obstacle in Heat 1 and Heat 3. This time, the number of spheres was increased to 5 and the spheres were arranged in a slightly skewed pattern (similar to the Broken Bridge used on American Ninja Warrior 9 and American Ninja Warrior 10).

Competitors' Success Rate

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

SASUKE

SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
27 27 30 90%
28 18 36 50%
Total 45 66 68.18%

American Ninja Warrior

ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW4 27 40 67.5%
ANW5 26 28 92.85%
ANW6 19 30 63.33%
ANW9 (qualifiers) 55 65 84.61%
ANW9 (finals) 33 33 100%
ANW10 (qualifiers) 52 69 75.36%
ANW10 (finals) 27 32 84.38%
USA vs. Japan 4 4 100%
USA vs. The World 4 4 100%
Total 247 305 80.98%

Trivia

  • The Spin Bridge seems to be based on Newton's cradle (a device to demonstrate conservation of momentum and energy).
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