Delta Bridge (デルタブリッジ), called Grip Hang in English broadcasts, was an obstacle that was introduced in SASUKE 16's Second Stage to replace Balance Tank. The name of this obstacle derived from Greek uppercase letter "Δ" (Delta), with the obstacle being similar to a triangle upon frontal view.
Competitors had to hang onto two outward-facing ledges and cross a small gap. Competitors usually crossed the gap by alternating arms and leaping to the landing mat below. This obstacle functioned more as a time waster, as only Izumiyama Yūta failed it due to rushing through the obstacle because he was low on time. It only lasted one tournament as Balance Tank was brought back in its place for SASUKE 17.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
American Ninja Warrior
Delta Bridge (called as the Grip Hang) appeared as the fifth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Denver.
However, unlike in SASUKE 16, there were three sets of two outward-facing ledges instead of one set, with a gap between each set of ledges.
After reaching the end of one set, competitors must swing and gain momentum to grab the next set of ledges, and finally made the dismount at the end of the third set of ledges to the landing platform.
The obstacle eliminated several competitors, but almost half of the field completed the obstacle. Later, 48 competitors could complete the Denver qualifiers course and advanced to Denver finals.
During Denver finals, the gap between each set of ledges was increased by a few inches. As the result, some competitors failed there.