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

A hybrid of 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.

The net used for Slider Jump and later Giant Swing had considerably more slack than the net used for Jump Hang, likely due to lack of space because of Tarzan Rope and Rope Ladder, thus making it somewhat more difficult to exit the netting.

This obstacle was 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 Tarzan Rope or Rope Ladder. Some competitors came close to failing but regripped the net, namely David Campbell in SASUKE 22, Joop Katana and Jordan Jovtchev in SASUKE 23.

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 Slider Jump during its controversial malfunction, SASUKE 23

Nighttime shot of Slider Jump, taken by David Campbell, SASUKE 22

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior 5's Slider Jump in Miami

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. Also competitors were only allowed to go under the net rather than having the choice to go over or under.

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 broke Tukrong Klengdong's 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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