The Giant Swing (ジャイアントスイング) is the seventh obstacle of the First Stage, introduced in SASUKE 26. Competitors must jump from a springboard to grab a giant bar and swing that bar to reach the cargo net. After that, similar to the Jump Hang, competitors must reach the landing platform by climbing up or down the cargo net.

The obstacle was proven to be much easier than its notable counterpart, the Slider Jump, as only one competitor (Adam Truesdell) failed on this obstacle. However, just like the Slider Jump in SASUKE 23, the obstacle was served as the time waster. As the result, several competitors who completed the obstacle would later time out at the final obstacle, the Rope Ladder (e.g. Kawahara Takuya, Morikami Daisuke, and Shane Daniels).

SASUKE 27 Version

Kanno Hitoshi was about to attempt the Giant Swing, SASUKE 27

The Giant Swing returned in SASUKE 27, as the third obstacle of the First Stage, but has a minor modification.

Competitors must jump from a springboard to grab a giant bar, then swing that bar to reach an angled platform (much like the one from the Rokudantobi).

The obstacle took out some of the top competitors and rookies like Hioki Masashi and Enokido Hayato.

Other Appearances

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior 4's Giant Swing in Stage One

SASUKE 27 version of the Giant Swing appeared as the third obstacle in Stage One on American Ninja Warrior 4, with only 8 out of 93 competitors who attempted this obstacle failed to complete it (including Kelvin Antoine, Tom Hutchman, and Adam Grossman).

On American Ninja Warrior 5, the obstacle was replaced by the Rope Glider.

SASUKE Vietnam

SASUKE Vietnam 3's Giant Swing

Cú Nhảy Phi Thường (SASUKE Vietnam's official name for the Giant Swing) appeared as the fourth obstacle in Stage 1B from SASUKE Vietnam 1 to SASUKE Vietnam 3, which was similar to the SASUKE 27 or American Ninja Warrior 4's version of the Giant Swing. However, after landing successfully on the angled platform, competitors must need to go up instead of going sideway.

On SASUKE Vietnam 1, the obstacle had a 61.25% completion rate in Stage 1A, eliminating 31 out of 80 competitiors who attempted it.

On SASUKE Vietnam 3, the obstacle was eliminated Nguyễn Phước Huynh, who was one of the three competitors who achieved total victory on SASUKE Vietnam 2), when he failed to reach the bar. It also eliminated Lê Văn Đại out of the competition, when he slipped at the angled platform and fell into the water.

On SASUKE Vietnam 4, the obstacle was replaced by the Jump Hang Kai.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS/NBC broadcast and external information found
SASUKE/ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
26 13 14 92.86%
27 48 60 80.00%
ANW4 86 93 92.47%
Total 147 167 88.02%
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