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The Delta Bridge (デルタブリッジ), called the Grip Hang in English broadcast, was an obstacle that was introduced into SASUKE 16's Second Stage to replace the Balance Tank. Although labeled as a bridge obstacle, the obstacle required no balance. Instead, the competitor had to hang onto two outward-facing ledges and cross a small gap. Competitors usually crossed the gap by alternating arms and leaping to the landing mat below. This functioned more as a time waster. Only Izumiyama Yūta failed it; he was low on time and tried rushing through the obstacle. It only lasted one tournament, and the Balance Tank was brought back in its place for SASUKE 17.

The Grip Hang appeared on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Denver, as the fifth obstacle. There were three ledges instead of one, with a gap between each ledges. This version eliminated several competitors, but almost half of the number of competitors could complete the obstacle. Later, 48 competitors could complete the course and moved on to Denver finals. In Denver finals, the gap between each ledge increased a few inches and some competitors failed there.

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Grip Hang on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Denver

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
16 15 16 93.75%
Total 15 16 93.75%

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