The Spin Bridge (スピンブリッジ) is an obstacle used in SASUKE 27 in the First Stage, positioned after the Soritatsu Kabe. The obstacle is a version of the Cannonball, which was used in VIKING tournaments, where the competitors has to run across four spheres, which would spin when they stepped on them.
The obstacle did small damage for its debut, eliminating previous finalists, including SASUKE All-Star Yamamoto Shingo and veteran Takahashi Kenji. It should also be noted that this obstacle is infamous for dislocating Kanno Hitoshi's shoulder and forcing him to withdraw after the Slider Drop in the Second Stage.
In SASUKE 28, it returned and was placed in the third position, just after the Rolling Escargot. It was proven to be much more brutal than in SASUKE 27, as it took out numerous competitors, including SASUKE 24 finalists: Lee En-Chih and Hashimoto Kōji, and two SASUKE All-Stars: Yamamoto Shingo (for the second straight tournament) and Akiyama Kazuhiko. Gondou Hiroyuki was the first to beat it that day. It was replaced by the Hedgehog in SASUKE 29.
American Ninja Warrior Appearances
The Spin Bridge (called as the Spinning Bridge) appeared as the seventh obstacle in Stage One from American Ninja Warrior 4 to American Ninja Warrior 6. On American Ninja Warrior 4, it eliminated David Campbell (which would start his 4 consecutive Stage One failures until American Ninja Warrior 9) and Tim Shieff. On American Ninja Warrior 7, it was replaced by the Coin Flip, which had a similar concept with this obstacle.
On American Ninja Warrior 9, the Spinning Bridge returned as the third obstacle in San Antonio. However, the obstacle was modified, with the second and fourth sphere were lifted slightly, which made it harder to maintain the step and balance.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS/NBC broadcast and external information found
American Ninja Warrior
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- The Spin Bridge seems to be based on Newton's cradle (a device to demonstrate conservation of momentum and energy).