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The Quad Steps (クワッドステップス) is an (considered new in Japan) obstacle that is introduced in SASUKE 32.

The obstacle consists of four angled steps, similar to the Godantobi, which was the original incarnation of the Quad Steps, hence the reference. Competitors have to transit 4 angled steps that has a width of 90 cm (revealed via a 360Channel trailer for SASUKE 33) which has the same concept of clearing the Godantobi, albeit with the steps being wider.

However, this obstacle connects directly to the Rolling Hill, making the transition between these two obstacles harder. A safety mat is placed between the Quad Steps and Rolling Hill to catch competitors that roll down the hill. However, it is off limits to touch when transitioning between the two obstacles, though stepping on them unintentionally may not result to disqualification.

Also, competitors are not allowed to skip a footing (one-siding - only attempts either left or right side) on the obstacle as what happened to HAYATE on SASUKE 34, though this is unverified.

While the success rate is very high, several notable competitors has failed this obstacle as Kishimoto Shinya did in SASUKE 33 and Mori Wataru did in SASUKE 34.

Note: The word 'Quad' translated into Japanese katakana can be クアッド (kuaddo) or クワッド (kuwaddo), but since the official term for 'Quad' is クワッド (kuwaddo) in SASUKE, it will be used as it is then.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

ANW2 Quad Steps

American Ninja Warrior 2's Quad Steps

Quad Steps

American Ninja Warrior 3's Quad Steps

ANW4 Quad Steps

American Ninja Warrior 4's Quad Steps

Originally, the Quad Steps was firstly introduced as the first obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 2 and American Ninja Warrior 3 in qualifying and semifinal, and then on American Ninja Warrior 4 in every qualifying region. During its overall appearances, the obstacle had taken out a lot of competitors, including:

On American Ninja Warrior 5, it was replaced by the Quintuple Steps in every qualifying city. Later, the Quintuple Steps was replaced by the Floating Steps on American Ninja Warrior 8.


Other Appearances

Ninja Warrior UK

NWUK3 Quadruple Steps

Ninja Warrior UK 3's Quadruple Steps

The Quad Steps appeared as the first obstacle in the finals' Stage 1 on Ninja Warrior UK 3, and was called as the Quadruple Steps.


Australian Ninja Warrior

AusNW2 Quadruple Steps

Australian Ninja Warrior 2's Quadruple Steps

On Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Quad Steps appeared as the first obstacle during the semifinals and Stage One. Similar to its appearance on Ninja Warrior UK 3, the obstacle was called as the Quadruple Steps.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
32 97 100 97%
33 88 100 88%
34 97 100 97%
35 95 100 95%
36 98 100 98%
Total 475 500 95%
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