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The Crankshaft is an obstacle, first introduced in Season 3 as the first Gauntlet obstacle in the Wipeout Zone.

It consists of a narrow walkway next to a rotating beam. Contestants must cross the walkway and time their moves carefully to avoid the beam.

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In Winter, Spring, and Summer, the Crankshaft returned as the fourth obstacle of Winter Blunder Land. It was exactly the same, but the walkway moves to make it harder. In a few Summer episodes, the Crankshaft later appeared as a part of Total Carnage. This time, since there was a rule in this round that disallows going underneath obstacles, jumping over the Crankshaft became mandatory.