Bar Glider (バーグライダー) was a Third Stage obstacle introduced as the final obstacle of SASUKE 27, replacing the relocated Flying Bar from the previous tournament. It was similar to Pipe Slider, except that the second half of the track was elevated 15 cm (about 6 inches) higher than the first half of the track, forcing competitors to push bar up to the second half of the track, similar in vein to Salmon Ladder. Due to the second half of the track being at an angle as opposed to completely parallel to the water, at the end of the track, there was a stopper for the competitors to lock the bar in place (much like Gliding Ring) to help aid the competitors in making the jump.
Only two competitors ever attempt this, being Matachi Ryo and Urushihara Yuuji. Both easily clear the jump due to the stopper placed and with Urushihara later achieving his second Kanzenseiha, this obstacle only lasted for one tournament and was replaced by the returning Pipe Slider in the following tournament.
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- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.