The Hinge is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle during Minneapolis finals on American Ninja Warrior 10.
It consisted of 4 flat boards, with the first board was placed perpendicular to the competitors, the second and third boards formed a 90-degree angle and were made like a hinge, and the fourth board was placed higher than the other 3 boards.
After completing the Salmon Ladder, competitors must grab the first board in front of them. Then, they must rotate the board on a 90-degree direction clockwise. From there, they must make a 180-degree jump to the second board, which was 6 feet away (in a similar fashion to the Spider Flip or I-Beam Gap), and rotate it on a 90-degree direction counterclockwise (since the second and third boards were made like a hinge, the third board would also rotate on the same direction as the second board). After that, they must traverse from the second board to the third board, and then made another 180-degree jump to the fourth board. Finally, they must make the dismount from the fourth board to the landing platform.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 11
On American Ninja Warrior 11, The Hinge appeared as the eighth obstacle during Los Angeles finals. The fourth board this time moved around a bit more.
The obstacle did slightly more damage, as 8 competitors failed on it, including Tiana Webberley, Westley Silvestri, Austin Seibert, Davyon Hancox, Kevin Fisch, Corey McCoy, Jonah Bonner, and Lee Cates.
On Australian Ninja Warrior 3, The Hinge appeared as the seventh obstacle in Stage One. However, since the obstacle was not preceded by the Salmon Ladder with no rest in between, there was a pole at the starting platform as a medium to reach the first board.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found