The Balance Bridge (バランスブリッジ) was a First Stage obstacle from SASUKE 11. It was very similar to the Yureru Hashi, only this obstacle's axis was not centered. Also, there was a bar running across the entire length of the bridge and a bar across as well, forcing contestants to hop over it. It only took out Suzuki Yasukata and Akiyama Kimihiro and was replaced by the Ipponbashi in SASUKE 12.
Confusion exists over the Balance Bridge's name. It stems from this obstacle being called the Quarter Bridge (クオーターブリッジ) during the SASUKE Trials. The SASUKE 11 website also lists the name Quarter Bridge, but this was called the Balance Bridge on the actual broadcast.
On Ninja Warrior, the Yureru Hashi, which was used in the first seven SASUKE tournaments, was called the Balance Bridge.
It was also used on American Ninja Warrior 6 in Dallas and American Ninja Warrior 7 in Venice Beach, and it was called Tilting Table. However, this obstacle proved to be much more dangerous, injuring Nika Muckelroy (shoulder) and Brian Kretsch (knee) severely. In Brian Kretsch's case, he still continued the run, before went out on the Hourglass Drop.
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- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found