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The Goren Hammer (5連ハンマー), referred to on English broadcasts as the Hammer Dodge, was an obstacle in the Second Stage For the first 9 competitons. Competitors would cross a balance beam while dodging five large swinging hammers. It was used heavily in Kinniku Banzuke on various events, most notably in several incarnations of Bamboo Derby and Like a Pierrot. In the first tournament, it eliminated future All-Stars Yamada Katsumi and Yamamoto Shingo. However, after SASUKE 4, fewer people cleared the First Stage, and as a result all of the remaining competitors were able to clear the obstacle. It was replaced with a more dangerous obstacle, the Balance Tank, in SASUKE 10.

This obstacle was identical to this obstacle used KUNOICHI 5 as the fourth obstacle known as the Furiko Michi, but decreasing numbers of hammers by one and swings sightly different, making 2 on each side, increasing gaps to make it more easier. 

After a 15 year, 5 competition hiatus, this obstacle returned. This time, as the third obstacle in BLUE Stage (Second Stage) of KUNOICHI 10 which is now being called with its original name and functions the same as the one used in SASUKE.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
1 8 15 53.33%
2 13 14 92.86%
3 8 9 88.89%
4 13 16 81.25%
5 1 1 100%
6 5 5 100%
7 5 5 100%
8 5 5 100%
9 6 6 100%
Total 64 74 86.48%

KUNOICHI

KUNOICHI Clears Attempts Percentage
10 5 5 100%
Total 5 5 100%

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