The Roulette Cylinder (ルーレットシリンダー), was introduced as the first obstacle of Stage Three in SASUKE 25. It is similar to the old Rumbling Dice, only the Roulette Cylinder's track is shorter and instead of a box, the competitor must negotiate a cylinder with spikes coming out of it. This leads directly into another new obstacle, the Doorknob Grasper.

In SASUKE 26, the obstacle was modified by adding two drops on the track (similar when Rolling Maruta was modified into Sandan Rolling Maruta in SASUKE 13). As the result, it took out Brian Orosco, when he failed before transitioning to the Doorknob Grasper.

The Roulette Cylinder and the Doorknob Grasper were removed in favor of the Arm Bike in SASUKE 27.


David Campbell attempting the redesigned Roulette Cylinder in SASUKE 26

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

ANW4 Roulette Cylinder

American Ninja Warrior 4's Roulette Cylinder in Stage Three

The SASUKE 26 version of the Roulette Cylinder was used as the first obstacle in Stage Three on American Ninja Warrior 4, and was completed by Brent Steffensen, who was the only Stage Three competitor. However, on American Ninja Warrior 5, it took out rookies Idoko Abuh and Casey Finley. It was removed on American Ninja Warrior 6 in favor of the Cannonball Incline.

This obstacle served as the basic concept of Rolling Thunder, which was used on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Philadelphia and American Ninja Warrior 9 in Daytona Beach, with much bigger wheel, longer track, and more difficult than Roulette Cylinder. Also, the Ninjago Roll from American Ninja Warrior 9's Denver finals had similarity with this obstacle.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS/NBC broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
25 5 5 100%
26 5 6 83.33%
Total 10 11 90.91%

American Ninja Warrior

ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW4 1 1 100%
ANW5 5 7 71.43%
USA vs. Japan 8 8 100%
Total 14 16 87.5%

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