The Swinging Frames is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 6 during Dallas finals.
Competitors must get cross three tilting frames with their upper-body to the landing platform. Competitors must build enough momentum to make the transition from one frame to the other, as the frames would tilt when they put their weight on the frames.
The three frames were arranged in a straight line, with the first two frames were positioned parallel to the competitors, while the last frame (the third frame) was positioned perpendicular to the competitors.
In total, 17 competitors attempted the obstacle and 8 of them failed on it, including Cass Clawson, Sam Sann, and Jo Jo Bynum. This obstacle became the cut-off for the competitors to advance to Las Vegas national finals.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 7
The Swinging Frames returned on American Ninja Warrior 7, as the eighth obstacle during San Pedro (Military) finals. However, the third frame was removed.
This time, due to the brutality of the I-Beam Cross, only 11 competitors attempted the obstacle, and 4 of them failed to complete it (Steve Martin, Van Tran, Jeremy Guarino, and Christopher Moore). Despite that, every competitor who reached this obstacle advanced to Las Vegas national finals.
Ninja Warrior UK
The Swinging Frames appeared on Ninja Warrior UK 2, as the fifth obstacle in Heat 4 (with a similar specification from American Ninja Warrior 7), and then on Ninja Warrior UK 3, as the fifth obstacle in Heat 2 (with a similar specification from American Ninja Warrior 6, except the perpendicular-positioned frame was placed as the first frame instead of the third).
Australian Ninja Warrior
Then, on Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Swinging Frames appeared as the seventh obstacle in Semifinal 4. This time, similar to its appearances on American Ninja Warrior, the obstacle was preceded by the Salmon Ladder with no rest, and was combined and counted as one obstacle, making the obstacle was named as the Salmon Ladder to Paper Clip.
However, unlike on American Ninja Warrior and many other SASUKE/Ninja Warrior's international formats, competitors were allowed to use their feet while attempting the Paper Clip (Swinging Frames) part.
SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia
On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia 2017, the Swinging Frames appeared as the fourth obstacle during Final Stage, with a similar specification from American Ninja Warrior 7 version of the Swinging Frames. Among the 2 competitors who attempted this obstacle (Yosua Laskaman Zalukhu and Angga Cahya), both of them could complete it, as well as all the competitors who attempted it during SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia: International Competition.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found