Higashi Yuko attempting Enchu Nori
|G4 Name||Barrel Roll|
|Stage||KUNOICHI 1 - KUNOICHI 7 First Stage KUNOICHI 8 Second Stage|
|First Attempt||KUNOICHI 1,|
|First Clear||KUNOICHI 1,|
Enchu Nori (円柱乗) was primarily a First Stage (KUNOICHI) obstacle in KUNOICHI ; however it leaped into the Second Stage (KUNOICHI) for the course redesign in KUNOICHI 8. This obstacle was an older sister to SASUKE's Balance Tank, but was much easier than it's little brother. Competitors had to step onto a long cylindrical barrel, about two meters long, and stand on it as it rolled down a track. This obstacle was considered very similar and almost as difficult as the Balance Tank; however despite being more rounded, it moved much slower than it's counterpart and was much easier. This, along with Daichōyaku are the only KUNOICHI obstacles to appear in every tournament.
The first version of Enchu Nori began on a track that was roughly at a five degree angle. The first version of the obstacle seemed to have a rule about using your hands. This allowed competitors to use their hands to get the obstacle started however once they had the obstacle started they could no longer use their hands, and doing so disqualified them.
The second version of Enchu Nori was the same as the first; however it appeared that competitors could not use their hands at all, as doing so would disqulify them. In it's first four tournaments the track was kept the same length, however many competitors never fully completed the obstacle, as many that were on the verge of failing tried to jump to the mats on the other side. This had about a fifty-fifty result, about half that did this cleared, and half didn't.
Enchu Nori stayed the same for the next four tournaments, but the track was made to be steeper in order to speed up the obstacle and prevent competitors from doing half of the obstacle. The modification put the track at a ten degree angle. This made the Enchu Nori more of a threat and forced people to do the entire obstacle. Unlike it's predecessor, this version saw people flip off of the obstacle and prevented many top competitors such as Nishimura Chie in KUNOICHI 6 from clearing the First Stage.
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