Competitor must prop themselves against the two pads using only their arms (as if they were propping themselves in the Spider Walk), and then hung on as the contraption slid down the track, and then competitors must drop down to the landing pad below, as an intermediary to the next obstacle, the Swap Salmon Ladder.
As with the majority of the first Second Stage obstacles that have gone before it, the Cross Slider has caused relatively little damage. However, over the four tournaments it has been in place, 6 competitors have failed it, including Golden Bomber drummer Darvish Kenji, and comedian Nakayama Kinnikun.
Although the obstacle was proven to be very easy, on SASUKE Vietnam 5, two American competitors were disqualified on this obstacle after losing their balance: Jamie Rahn (when touched the water at the landing) and Jon Alexis Jr. (when he grabbed the top side of the pad).
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found