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The Cross Slider (クロススライダー) is a Second Stage obstacle introduced with the course redesign in SASUKE 28 following Urushihara Yuuji's second kanzenseiha in the previous tournament.

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.

In SASUKE 31, a controversial fall happened on this obstacle which happened to Kung Cheen-Howng, as the obstacle seemed to move unstably among the track, making him fall once again. This was due to the failure of the mechanism holding the obstacle to the track. Given the fact that there was an hour delay before his run due to the rungs of the Salmon Ladder Nobori and Salmon Ladder Kudari broke during Anastase Ragivaru's run. Although the issue was not noticed during filming, it was then found out a few runs later which did not provide Howng a second run on the course. The filming was once again delayed to repair the mechanism of the obstacle to prevent this from happening in later runs.

It was removed after SASUKE 32, being replaced by the Ring Slider.

Other Appearances

SASUKE Vietnam 4's Cross Slider

SASUKE Vietnam 5's Cross Slider

Cú Trượt Gian Nan (SASUKE Vietnam's official name for the Cross Slider) appeared as the first obstacle in Stage 2 from SASUKE Vietnam 1 to SASUKE Vietnam 5.

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
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
28 5 5 100%
29 20 21 96.24%
30 24 26 92%
31 14 17 82.35%
32 8 8 100%
Total 71 77 92.20%

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