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The Planet Bridge (プラネットブリッジ) is an obstacle, firstly introduced in SASUKE 35's Third Stage as the third obstacle, ultimately removing the Drum Hopper Kai.

Competitors must wedge themselves to a series of spheres, 6 of them, 90cm apart and 30cm in diameter, with their hands and a long board with their feet (in a similar position with the Body Prop). In addition, the foothold (the flat board) moved back and forth automatically and continuously by 20cm in between 140cm to 160cm (distance between the spheres and the foothold). The foothold distance was increase to 40cm in between 140cm to 180cm in SASUKE 36.

Due to competitors having to utilize the spheres using their hands, there could be ways on how to use them. Some would place their hands on the top of the spheres (in a similar fashion with the Drum Hopper), while others would put their hands in front of the spheres (having competitors to prop themselves in a similar position when the competitors attempted the Body Prop).

The foothold moving back and forth was proven to be a hassle for shorter competitors, halting their momentum as they traversed through when the foothold went further.

In its debut, only Hioki Masashi failed to complete the obstacle (he also the first competitor to attempt the obstacle), while the other 4 remaining competitors who advanced to the Third Stage were able to complete it, with Drew Drechsel cleared it with a fast pace. In the next tournament, however, no competitor failed on the obstacle.

KUNOICHI Appearance

The Planet Bridge appears as the fourth obstacle during the BLACK Stage (Third Stage) in KUNOICHI 11, replacing the Cliffhanger. However, unlike in SASUKE 35, the obstacle didn't eliminate any competitor who attempted it.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found

SASUKE

SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
35 4 5 80%
36 8 8 100%
Total 12 13 92.30%

KUNOICHI

KUNOICHI Clears Attempts Percentage
11 3 3 100%
Total 3 3 100%
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