The Slider Jump (スライダージャンプ) was an obstacle that was introduced in SASUKE 22 to replace the Flying Chute in the First Stage.

A hybrid of the Stick Slider and Jump Hang, competitors had to slide down a track holding onto a bar and launch themselves onto a net at the end of the track. Then, similar to the Jump Hang, competitors could decide whether they wanted to go over or under the net. Going over the net took more time but was a safer approach, while going under the net was faster but more risky, as competitors could get disqualified because they were close for touching the water.

This obstacle was proven to be ruthless in SASUKE 22 as many top competitors failed, including Paul Anthony Terek, Nagano Makoto, and Levi Meeuwenberg, , who all had a chance to clear the First Stage. It returned in SASUKE 23, but the net was closer and lower. While more competitors cleared the obstacle, it was proven to be a massive time waster as several competitors later timed out at the final obstacles (either the Tarzan Rope or Rope Ladder). Some competitors came close to fail but regripping the net (David Campbell in SASUKE 22, Joop Katana and Jordan Jovtchev in SASUKE 23).

The Slider Jump notably malfunctioned when the rope holding the bar got caught around a metal support, preventing the bar from reaching the end of the track during the run of Nagano Makoto in SASUKE 23, who was given a second attempt at the First Stage. It was removed when the course was modified in SASUKE 25, following Urushihara Yuuji's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 24.

Nagano Makoto on the Slider Jump during its controversial malfunction, SASUKE 23

Night time shot of the Slider Jump, taken by David Campbell, SASUKE 22

American Ninja Warrior Appearance

American Ninja Warrior 5's Slider Jump in Miami

The Slider Jump appeared as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Miami, but the track was shorter and the gap between the track and the cargo net was smaller than in SASUKE.

However, just like in SASUKE, the obstacle was proven to be brutal, as several competitors slid the bar off the track and fell/touched the water. The obstacle had taken out many strong competitors such as Reko Rivera, Bootie Cothran, Todd Bourgeois, and Felix Chu. During Miami finals, the obstacle wiped out notable competitors like Sean Bennett, Brandon Arrington, David Gilbert, Brian Escarsega, and Fernando Vazquez, and although he managed to clear it, it also notably caused Tukrong Klengdong to break his nose when the bar derailed, striking him in the face.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
22 10 24 43.78%
23 23 36 70.31%
24 14 16 87.50%
Total 47 76 63.51%
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