Tire Swing is an obstacle first introduced as the fourth obstacle in American Ninja Warrior 7 in Orlando.
It consisted of a mini trampoline, a suspended pole, and three suspended tire-shaped circles.
Competitors must use the mini trampoline to reach the pole. From there, competitors must use their upper-body to navigate the tires. The first tire would swing freely, the second would tilt in all directions with weight on it, and the last one would tip backward. The top of the third tire was covered with a cap, so the competitors must grab the inside from underneath. Once at the third tire, they must swing to the landing platform to advance.
During Orlando qualifiers, the obstacle ended the runs of several competitors who attempted it such as Emily Durham, Jonathan Ruiz, William Brown and Stephen France. Most competitors were unable to firmly grip the second tire, and as such came up short when making the transitions. During Orlando finals, it claimed Jon Alexis Jr. and Chad Hohn as its two victims.
Other Season Appearances
American Ninja Warrior 8
Tire Swing returned in American Ninja Warrior 8, as the fourth obstacle in Oklahoma City. However, the trampoline and suspended pole were replaced with a rope.
During Oklahoma City qualifiers, it unexpectedly became more destructive, as a total of thirty competitors failed on the obstacle, including Grant Clinton, Clayton Wolf, Kevin Jordan, Brian Burkhardt, Sam Sann, Sudul Diahkan, Alexander Moran, Matt Stringer, and Tom Mortimer. The obstacle ultimately became the cut-off for advancing to Oklahoma City finals. However, no competitor failed on this obstacle during Oklahoma City finals.
Ninja Warrior Poland
In Ninja Warrior Poland, the obstacle appeared as the 1st obstacle in the semi-finals. The distance between each tire is 2 meters. Compared to the American Ninja Warrior 7, the obstacle did not involve a pole or a springboard, instead the competitors had to jump out of the mattress and grab the first tire, with all the tires moving freely with the third tire not having a stopper on top.
Later in Ninja Warrior Poland 5, the Tire Swing appeared as the second obstacle in the finals' Stage Two. There was a high landing in front of the obstacle, which made it easier to grip the first high-hanging tire. No competitor has fallen off this obstacle this season.
- Tire Swing eliminated two amputated competitors: Stephen France during American Ninja Warrior 7's Orlando qualifiers and Artis Thompson III during American Ninja Warrior 8's Oklahoma City qualifiers.
- In several SASUKE/Ninja Warrior's international formats, like Australian Ninja Warrior, this obstacle was named Tyre Swing, because of two types of spelling.
- In several SASUKE/Ninja Warrior's international formats, the first tire of this obstacle was combined with the cargo net, with a rope at the starting platform. Therefore, competitors must swing from the rope and grabbed the tire. Then, competitors must build enough swing and momentum to make the transition to the cargo net, and finally reached the landing platform to advance.