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 the VIKING tournaments, where the competitor has to run across four spheres, which spin when touched. 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 Li En Zhi and Hashimoto Kouji, and SASUKE All-Stars Yamamoto Shingo (for a 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 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
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