The Hang Move (ハングムーブ) was a Third Stage obstacle, firstly appeared in SASUKE 2. The obstacle consisted of six chains hanging down from the scaffolding above with a wooden foot rest at the bottom.

Competitors must grab onto the first chain and swing to the next and so on until they could reach the landing platform. There were two different versions of the obstacle. The first time it was used, all the chains had the same length, while in the next tournament, the first, third, and fifth chain were shortened.

Neither version eliminated a competitor and was replaced with the Arm Bike and Cliffhanger in the next tournament.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

The Hang Move was used during the second day of Boot Camp finals on American Ninja Warrior 3, as an obstacle in the Pressure Challenge. However, there were just four chains instead of six. Each competitor wore a heavy backpack to add the difficulty. There, Alan Connealy became the first and only competitor to fail at this obstacle, resulting his team (Red Dragons) earned a punishment.

Floating Chains

ANW5 Floating Chains

American Ninja Warrior 5's Floating Chains in Venice Beach

On American Ninja Warrior 5, a variation of the Hang Move (called as the Floating Chains), appeared as the fourth obstacle in Venice Beach. It featured five hanging chains, with a small prism-shaped foothold on each of the second and fourth chains (the first, third, and fifth chains had no foothold). This version eliminated a fair number of competitors during Venice Beach qualifiers, including Derek Nakamoto. However, no competitor failed on this obstacle during Venice Beach finals.

Other Appearances

NWUK Chain Swing

Ninja Warrior UK's Chain Swing

The Floating Chains appeared as the seventh obstacle during the semi-finals and finals' Stage 1 on Ninja Warrior UK, and was called as the Chain Swing (which was the same name for the Hang Move during the broadcast of Ninja Warrior). However, the placement of the small prism-shaped footholds was inverted, with each of the first, third, and fifth chains had a foothold, while the second and fourth chains had no foothold.

Then, the Chain Swing returned on Ninja Warrior UK 2, as the seventh obstacle during the finals' Stage 1. This time, there were only 3 chains instead of 5, with only the second chain had a foothold (the first and third chains had no foothold).

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
2 9 9 100%
3 6 6 100%
Total 15 15 100%
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