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Spin Cycle
Redemption-4The Spin Cycle challenge in Redemption Island.
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring water-based challenge.
Appearances: Nicaragua
Redemption Island

Spin Cycle (also known as Spit It Out) is an Immunity Challenge that originated in Survivor: Nicaragua and later used the next season.

Rules

Three members of each tribe will be strapped to a large wheel. Three other members will spin the wheel. As the wheel turns, the strapped tribemates will be submerged in a tub full of water, where they must grab a mouthful of water then spit it onto a tube. Once the tube was filled, a ball would be released. The ball would be used by two other tribe members to break five tiles. The first tribe to break all five tiles would win.

In the Survivor: Redemption Island version of the challenge, instead of breaking tiles, a tribe member will solve a slide puzzle following the ball's release. When finished, the puzzle will turn into a table maze, where the puzzle maker must lead the ball into a pocket. First puzzle maker to finish this feat would win immunity for their tribe.

History

The challenge debuted in Survivor: Nicaragua, where it was used for tribal immunity. After the three contestants strapped to the wheel had filled the tube, a ball was released. The ball was be used by two other tribe members to break five tiles. Fabio and Jane were the ball throwers for La Flor, while Benry and Tyrone were the ball throwers for Espada. Fabio and Jane managed to break their five tiles first, winning immunity for La Flor.

In Survivor: Redemption Island, the Zapatera tribe threw this challenge to vote out returning threat Russell Hantz. This allowed Ometepe to win immunity.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Nicaragua
"Turf Wars"
Tribal Immunity S21 brenda tS21 fabio tS21 jane tS21 jill t
S21 kellyb tS21 kellys tS21 marty tS21 sash t
La Flor
Redemption Island
"Keep Hope Alive"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S22 andrea tS22 ashley tS22 grant t
S22 kristina tS22 natalie tS22 phillip tS22 rob t
Ometepe

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Trivia

  • This challenge has only been used in seasons located in Nicaragua.
  • The tribe that had the eventual Sole Survivor won the challenge both times it was used.
    • Furthermore, the winning tribe had at least one runner-up on it.

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