The obstacle was similar to the Rumbling Dice, only the Roulette Cylinder's track was shorter and instead of a box, competitors must negotiate a cylinder with spikes coming out of it. At the end of the track, competitors must directly make the transition to the next obstacle, the Doorknob Grasper.
In SASUKE 26, the obstacle was modified by adding two drops on the track (similar when the Rolling Maruta was modified into the Sandan Rolling Maruta in SASUKE 13). As the result, it took out Brian Orosco, when he failed before transitioning to the Doorknob Grasper.
American Ninja Warrior Appearances
On American Ninja Warrior 4, Brent Steffensen (who was the only competitor to advance to Stage Three) was able to complete the obstacle. On American Ninja Warrior 5, 7 competitors attempted the obstacle, and 2 of them failed to complete it (Idoko Abuh and Casey Finley). On American Ninja Warrior 6 the obstacle was replaced by 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 a similarity with this obstacle.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS/NBC broadcast and external information found.
American Ninja Warrior
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