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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 bars coming out of it. This leads directly into another new obstacle, the Doorknob Grasper.

In SASUKE 26 it was given two drops, and this was enough to take 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 for SASUKE 27.

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David Campbell on the re-designed Roulette Cylinder in SASUKE 26.

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.

ANW4 Roulette Cylinder

Roulette Cylinder in Stage Three on American Ninja Warrior 4.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
25 5 5 100%
26 5 6 83.33%
ANW4 1 1 100%
ANW5 5 7 72.42%
Total 16 19 84.24%

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