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Ōdama (大玉), called Big Boulder in English broadcasts, is a First Stage obstacle introduced in SASUKE 8. It consisted of a simple large ball (2.7 metres in diameter), which competitors must step on to it from a platform to help them across a gap to the other side's platform, which is curved. To add difficulty, the ball was put against the starting platform, ensuring that competitors have the widest jump gap possible.

Although it can be cleared by taking two large leaps, due to the heavy rain that struck the course during its debut tournament, the slippery surface of the ball has taken down competitors if they step wrongly. It however had better success in SASUKE 9 due to better weather (although it shockingly took out Shane Kosugi in his final SASUKE appearance), which is probably the reason it was replaced by Daasu Bridge in SASUKE 10.

Shōei attempting Ōdama in SASUKE 8


Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
8 22 31 70.97%
9 20 24 83.33%
Total 42 55 76.36%