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American Ninja Warrior 5's Hang Slider in Stage Two

The Hang Slider is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 5, replacing the Slider Drop from the previous season.

Competitors had to grab onto a pair of handles. Then, competitors would take their legs off the starting platform, and the handles would start sliding down the track. Finally, competitors must time their release from the handles, and dropped to the landing platform, as an intermediary to the next obstacle (the Double Salmon Ladder).

The Hang Slider was proven to be extremely easy, as no competitor failed on this obstacle (or even showed struggle while attempting it), Therefore, it was replaced by more difficult obstacle (the Rope Jungle) on the next season.

A similar version of this obstacle (called as the Hang Glider) would later appear as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Kansas City.

Bom Slider

Australian Ninja Warrior's Bom Slider

A variation of the Hang Slider (called as the Bom Slider) appeared as the second obstacle in Heat 3 on Australian Ninja Warrior.

In this version, competitors must grab a pair of cylindrical-shaped handles, riding down a zip-line track with a sudden stop before the end of the track, then timed their release to make the dismount to the landing platform.

The Bom Slider was proven to be brutal, as several competitors could not time their release to the landing platform properly, due to the sudden stop before the end of the track. In the end, the obstacle eliminated 22 competitors among the 50 competitors who competed in Heat 3, which was the highest number of competitors eliminated by one obstacle during qualifying heat.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW5 21 21 100%
USA vs. Japan 6 6 100%
Total 27 27 100%

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