The Bungee Bridge (バンジーブリッジ) was an obstacle introduced into the First Stage in SASUKE 18 with the redesign after Nagano Makoto's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 17.

The obstacle was made up of five sections of bungee cords, each of varying size:

  • The first and second sections were the same size,
  • The third section was sightly larger,
  • The fourth section was double the size of the third, and
  • The fifth was half the size of the first and second sections.

Competitors had to use those five sections to cross to the other side. The cords provided little support and caused a very unstable ground.

While the obstacle was designed to eliminate competitors, it proved much easier than anticipated and no competitors failed it.

Most competitors would step, fall onto the bungee cords, and crawl to the other side. Nagano Makoto walked across it as if it was a sidewalk.

Because of the competitors' great success on it, the Bungee Bridge was removed in SASUKE 19, and replaced with the far more dangerous obstacle, the Half Pipe Attack.

American Ninja Warrior Appearances

ANW4 Bungee Bridge

American Ninja Warrior 4's Bungee Bridge in Northeast and Southeast region

The Bungee Bridge appeared in Northeast and Southeast region on American Ninja Warrior 4, with the number of sections of bungee cords was reduced to four.

Although only a handful of competitors failed on this obstacle, it was notable for eliminating Ryan Stratis during Southeast region qualifiers (when he tripped on the bungee cords, touched the ground mat, and got disqualified), as well as Amos Rendao during Southeast region finals.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
18 18 18 100%

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