The Double Pendulum (ダブルペンダラム) is a new obstacle introduced in SASUKE 32, appearing after the Orugōru, replacing the Jump Hang Kai in SASUKE 31.  

Competitors must jump from the trampoline to a trapeze in a similar design to the Giant Swing. Using the trapeze to swing, competitors' forward momentum will enable them to jump to a ledge on the red sandbag. On reaching the sandbag, competitors will have to work their way around the sandbag, and generate enough swing to dismount to the platform on the other side.  

This obstacle took out competitors including 3 Shin Sedai members which are Matachi Ryo, Hioki Masashi, and Urushihara Yuuji as well as one All-Star Yamamoto Shingo. It also took out Nakayama Kinnikun, Suzuki Yusuke, and Kawaguchi Tomohiro in SASUKE 33.  

This obstacle is incredibly similar to the design of the Tick Tock on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Los Angeles and American Ninja Warrior 9 in San Antonio, except there is no cargo net (as same as in Los Angeles finals) and there is a trampoline.

KUNOICHI Appearances

Double Pendulum was also used as the fifth obstacle in Red Stage (First Stage) of KUNOICHI 10, with thinner sandbag than the SASUKE version. However, this obstacle proved to be much brutal, as several female competitors failed which most of them misjudged the jump from the trampoline, including KUNOICHI 2 and 3 finalist, Mizuno Yuko

Double Pendulum Tick Tock

Comparison between Double Pendulum (SASUKE 33, above) and Tick Tock (American Ninja Warrior 9, below)


Frontal view of the Double Pendulum

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
32 22 30 73.33%
33 21 31 67.74%
34 25 30 83.33%
Total 68 91 74.72%


KUNOICHI Clears Attempts Percentage
10 6 24 25%
Total 6 24 25%

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