ANW5 Flying Nunchucks

American Ninja Warrior 5's Flying Nunchucks in Venice Beach

The Flying Nunchucks is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fifth obstacle during Venice Beach qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior 5.

Competitors must jump from a trampoline and grab the first pair of nunchucks. Then, competitors must build enough swing and momentum to make the transition to the second pair of nunchucks (in a similar fashion with the Chain See-Saw), and finally to the landing platform to advance.

The Flying Nunchucks was proven to be brutal, as several top competitors failed on this obstacle (e.g. Brian Orosco, Dan Mast, Kacy Catanzaro, Jessie Graff, Michael Zernow, and Kyle Cochran). Several competitors failed to grab the first pair of nunchucks, while others failed to make the transition to the second pair of nunchucks. In the end, the Flying Nunchucks became the cut off for advancing to Venice Beach finals.

During Venice Beach finals, it was replaced by a much easier obstacle, the Trapeze Swing.