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ANW7 Spin Cycle

American Ninja Warrior 7's Spin Cycle in Venice Beach

ANW8 Spin Cycle

American Ninja Warrior 8's Spin Cycle in Atlanta

The Spin Cycle is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 7 in Venice Beach, and then returned on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Atlanta, once again as the fourth obstacle.

It consisted of three spinning metal hoops, in which competitors must use their upper-body and momentum to traverse from one hoop to the other. Since the hoops were tilted, the competitors' body weight caused each hoop to rotate.

Some competitors who didn't make a transition from one hoop to the other on their first opportunity, later lost their momentum and ended up stuck at the lowest point of the cycle, which put them out of reach of the next cycle or landing mat.

Later on American Ninja Warrior 7, the Roulette Row was introduced as the fifth obstacle in Stage Two, which was a supersized version of this obstacle (except the number of hoops was reduced to two and the gap between the hoops was larger).

Other Appearances

Ninja Warrior UK

NWUK4 Spin Cycle

Ninja Warrior UK 4's Spin Cycle

The Spin Cycle appeared as the fifth obstacle in Heat 1 on Ninja Warrior UK 2 (called as the Spinning Hoops), and as the second obstacle during the finals' Stage 2 on Ninja Warrior UK 3 and Ninja Warrior UK 4.


Australian Ninja Warrior

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Australian Ninja Warrior's Basket Toss

The Spin Cycle (called as the Basket Toss) appeared as the second obstacle in Stage Two on Australian Ninja Warrior, with the number of hoops was reduced from 3 to 2.

AusNW2 Basket Toss

Australian Ninja Warrior 2's Basket Toss

Then, the Basket Toss appeared as the fifth obstacle in Heat 2, Heat 4, and Heat 5 on Australian Ninja Warrior 2. This time, the obstacle was made the same as the one used on American Ninja Warrior.