Competitors must slide down a track holding onto a rope, letting go to land on a 3.5-meter long mat floating in the water.
It was introduced as the first obstacle in Shin-SASUKE's First Stage, and its difficulty showed, as the first eight competitors who attempted it, failed to complete the obstacle. It continued to take out competitors all day, as competitors either missed the mat by letting go at the wrong moment, or landing on the mat and sliding off.
Due to the high velocity involved with the obstacle, it was proven to be extremely dangerous as six competitors were injured. Most notably was comedian Kosugi Ryuichi, who suffered a shoulder injury that needed six months to heal. Because of the injuries, the Rokudantobi was brought back in the next tournament.
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However, unlike in SASUKE 18 (where this obstacle was considered as brutal), the obstacle was proven to be very easy (likely due to the landing platform was made bigger than the one in SASUKE 18), as only one competitor (Camilo Brokaw) failed on this obstacle.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the TBS/NBC broadcast and external information found
American Ninja Warrior
|USA vs. Japan||5||5||100%|