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American Ninja Warrior 8's Wall Flip in Stage Two

The Wall Flip is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the sixth and final obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Stage Two, replacing the Wall Lift from the past four American Ninja Warrior seasons.

Competitors must lift and flip over three Plexiglas-made walls that weigh 95 lbs, 115 lbs, and 135 lbs (roughly 43.08kg, 52.15kg, and 61.22kg) respectively, and then climb up a small wall to reach the buzzer. In its first appearance, only two competitors (Drew Drechsel and Daniel Gil) could reach and complete this obstacle within the time limit, and advanced to Stage Three.

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 9

American Ninja Warrior 9's Wall Flip in Stage Two

The Wall Flip returned as the sixth and final obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 9. However, the walls' weight was increased to 100 lbs, 125 lbs, and 150 lbs (roughly 45.35kg, 56.69kg, and 68.03kg) respectively. Only three competitors (Sean Bryan, Najee Richardson, and Joe Moravsky) could reach and complete this obstacle within the time limit, and advanced to Stage Three.

On American Ninja Warrior 10, the obstacle was replace by the Water Walls, which was the first underwater obstacle on American Ninja Warrior.

Other Appearances

Ninja Warrior Germany

The Wall Flip appeared as the final obstacle of Stage Two in Ninja Warrior Germany 3 and Ninja Warrior Germany 4.

Ninja Warrior Germany 3's Wall Flip

In Ninja Warrior Germany 3, there was actually pools placed below the wall, so competitors had to flip the wall in order to create a bridge to overcome the pool. The weight of the walls was respectively 50kg, 60kg and 70kg.

Ninja Warrior Germany 4's Wall Flip

In Ninja Warrior Germany 4, the structure was reverted back to the version that similar to the one in American Ninja Warrior. The weight of the walls was reduced to respectively 30kg, 40kg and 50kg. The visual was similar to the one of Wall Lifting in European format.


Tower Variants

Ninja Israel 3's Wall Flip

Ninja Warrior Germany 5's Wall Flip

The Wall Flip would also make an appearance in various competitions outside American Ninja Warrior, particularly as the last obstacle in their respective stage but with various modifications along the way. Instead of being arranged in a straight line, the obstacle would involve the walls being stacked onto a three story tower with ropes, nicknamed by fans as the Wall Flip Tower.

Once competitors lift and flip over the first wall, they must proceed to climb up a rope that will lead them to the second wall. After repeating the process to the second wall, they must flip over the third wall and press the buzzer to clear the obstacle and the stage.

The obstacle would appear in multiple competitions such as Ninja Warrior Switzerland 2, Ninja Warrior France 4 and 5, Ninja Warrior Germany 5, and Ninja Warrior Israel 3.

Ninja Warrior France 6's Wall Flip

In Ninja Warrior France 6, the Wall Flip was modified, placing as the last obstacle in Stage One at the Grand Finale, adding two walls, one at the beginning of the first floor weighing 30kg and at the end of the third floor weighing 50kg with the flipping walls weighing 35kg, 40kg and 45kg respectively; in addition, the ropes used from climbing to the next floor have been replaced by poles.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW8 2 2 100%
ANW9 3 3 100%
USA vs. The World 3 3 3 100%
USA vs. The World 4 2 2 100%
Total 10 10 100%

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