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Step Slider (ステップスライダー) is a First Stage obstacle introduced in SASUKE 26 as the first obstacle, replacing Dome Steps from the previous tournament. It was a combination of Bridge Jump and Godantobi, though the design of the steps is used from Rokudantobi. After clearing four steps, competitors had to jump to grab a rope attached to a zip-line and let go above the platform, which was slanted.

Kishimoto Shinya attempting Step Slider
in SASUKE 26

This obstacle was deadly, eliminating at least thirty competitors in both of its appearances, including Lee En-Chih in SASUKE 27, when his feet skimmed the water. However, due to Urushihara Yuuji's second Kanzenseiha in SASUKE 27, it was replaced by the returning Godantobi in the following tournament.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found.
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
26 65 100 65%
27 70 100 70%
Total 135 200 67.5%

Other Appearances

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior 4's Step Slider in Stage One

Step Slider appeared as the first obstacle in Stage One in American Ninja Warrior 4. However, compared to the one used in SASUKE, the obstacle was extremely easy for the competitors, as only three competitors failed, including Risa Scott and Matthew Derouen. In American Ninja Warrior 5, it was replaced by Timbers.

SASUKE Vietnam

SASUKE Vietnam 5's Step Slider

From SASUKE Vietnam 3 to SASUKE Vietnam 5, Step Slider, called locally Nhảy 4 Bước, appeared as the first obstacle in Stage 1 (1A and 1B), replacing Godantobi (Nhảy Bước 4) from the previous season. The spacing of the steps was similar to the SASUKE 28 version of Godantobi, but the color scheme was similar to the original version from SASUKE.

Each step had a white trail that competitors could not touch or they would be disqualified. They could also be disqualified by not transiting steps with correct direction, that is, skipping any steps or stepping backward. These rules eliminated many competitors so far, including Chunmin Yang.

In the debut season, using hands on this obstacle would result in disqualification (similar to the rule used for the Dome Steps in SASUKE 25), as with Ngô Văn Hùng's run. However, this rule was removed on the next season.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found.
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW4 97 100 97%
Total 97 100 97%