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American Ninja Warrior 9's Hang Glider in Kansas City

The Hang Glider is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Kansas City.

Competitors have to grab onto two hanging handles, which were connected to a ring in the track (the track was similar to the one used on the Cannonball Drop). Then, competitors would take their legs off the starting platform and the handles would start sliding down the track with two drops. Finally, they must grab a suspended tube and swing it to reach the landing platform.

During Kansas City qualifiers, the obstacle took out 13 competitors, including Kevin Cranmer. However, no competitor failed on this obstacle during Kansas City finals.

The Hang Glider had a similar function to the Hang Slider, which was used as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 5. However, unlike the Hang Slider (where the obstacle didn't eliminate any competitor who attempted it), the Hang Glider eliminated several competitors during American Ninja Warrior 9's Kansas City qualifiers.

Other Appearances

Australian Ninja Warrior

Australian Ninja Warrior 2's Hang Glider

On Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Hang Glider appeared as the second obstacle in Heat 4. However, compared to the one used on American Ninja Warrior 9, the obstacle featured:

  • A hanger-shaped handle, and
  • No suspended tube at the end of track. Therefore, competitors must time their release from the handle to the landing platform.

Ninja Warrior Poland

Ninja Warrior Poland's Hang Glider

In Ninja Warrior Poland, the Glider appeared as the second obstacle in Heat 2 and Heat 6. In the obstacle, 2 handles were suspended from lines that were attached to a ring. As usual, the descent had two bumps, but at the end of the descent there was no pipe to catch, so the participants had to jump onto a safe mattress in time.

Ninja Warrior Poland 3's Hang Glider

In Ninja Warrior Poland 3, the Glider reappeared as a second obstacle in Heat 2 and Heat 6.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW9 (qualifiers) 93 106 87.74%
ANW9 (finals) 34 34 100%
Total 127 140 90.71%

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