ANW7 Coin Flip

American Ninja Warrior 7's Coin Flip in Stage One

The Coin Flip is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the seventh obstacle in Stage One on American Ninja Warrior 7, replacing the Spinning Bridge from the past three American Ninja Warrior seasons.

Competitors must run across three free-floating disks while maintaining their balance, in order to reach the landing platform. The middle disk was lower than the other two disks, causing trouble for some competitors when they were leaping to the third disk. Not landing on the center of the disk would cause it to flip forward or backward.

Although only 2 competitors failed on this obstacle, it was notable for eliminating David Campbell (in a similar fashion with his Spinning Bridge fall on American Ninja Warrior 4), making it his fourth consecutive Stage One failure since American Ninja Warrior 4, which eventually would end on American Ninja Warrior 9. Like the Triple Swing, the obstacle was only used once, and was replaced by the Broken Bridge on the next season.

On American Ninja Warrior 10, a similar obstacle (called as the Diamond Dash) appeared as the fourth obstacle in Minneapolis, except the disks' shape was changed to diamond and the number of disks was increased to 4.

Other Appearances

NWUK3 Coin Flip

Ninja Warrior UK 3's Coin Flip

NWUK4 Coin Flip

Ninja Warrior UK 4's Coin Flip

The Coin Flip appeared as the third obstacle in the finals' Stage 1 on Ninja Warrior UK 3, and all competitors who attempted the obstacle, could complete it.

Then, the obstacle appeared again on Ninja Warrior UK 4, as the third obstacle in Heat 2 and Heat 4. This time, the number of disks was increased to 4.