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ANW8 Ring Jump

American Ninja Warrior 8's Ring Jump in Los Angeles

The Ring Jump is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fourth obstacle in Los Angeles on American Ninja Warrior 8. The competitors had to move three rings across two slanted tracks, the first slanted up, the second slanted down, but there were pegs of different heights that had to be jumped over. The competitors would have to reach for the first ring, jumped it over a few pegs, and then reached for a second ring, and used those two rings to climb the first track. Then, competitors must transfer to the third ring on the second track, and jump or slide it down over the pegs to reach the platform. In Los Angeles finals, one ring was made bigger, making it heavier to jump.
ANW9 Ring Jump

American Ninja Warrior 9's Ring Jump in Cleveland

The Ring Jump returned as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Cleveland, with the number of rings was reduced from three to just two (one on each slanted track), the number pegs was also reduced, the shorter tracks, and a larger gap between the end of the second track and the landing platform. It eliminated more competitors during Cleveland qualifiers than in Los Angeles qualifiers. However, an easier technique was discovered during Cleveland qualifiers. Competitors grabbed the first ring, then faced the obstacle backward. This would generate more power to jump the ring across several pegs, and made this obstacle needed less time and energy to complete it. In fact, no competitor failed on this obstacle during Cleveland finals. 

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