The Iron Paddler (アイアンパドラー) was introduced in SASUKE RISING as the second Third Stage obstacle. It consists of a bar with two dips for handles held on a scaffolding by the competitors' waists, with the ends of the bar having a circular shape to revolve. To complete the obstacle, competitors must hold themselves up using the bar and roll it to the end of the 5 meter scaffolding using the handles, much like the Arm Bike, except that the rolling bar is by the competitors' waists thus being the first Third Stage obstacle to strain the triceps specifically. Although no one failed the obstacle, it proved to be very difficult as all who completed it appeared sapped of energy and showed signs of struggling throughout the obstacle. In fact, all competitors in SASUKE 28 failed the next obstacle, the Crazy Cliffhanger, while three out of the four competitors failed the Crazy Cliffhanger in SASUKE 29 (therefore, earning its purpose as an energy waster). However, after Takahashi Kenji's run where he managed to complete the obstacle rather quickly without signs of fatigue in SASUKE 29, fewer people showed signs of struggling with the obstacle, and thus, after Morimoto Yusuke's Kanzenseiha in SASUKE 31, as well as zero knock-out rate, the Iron Paddler was replaced by its predecessor, the Flying Bar.
It also appeared on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Miami finals, known as Rolling Steel. However, this obstacle was a hybrid of the Iron Paddler and the Arm Bike. Competitors moved an Iron Paddler-like looking object, but moved in the same fashion as the Arm Bike. It was also modified by having an upward incline in the track. Two competitors failed on this obstacle.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found