The Hang Move (ハングムーブ) was a Third Stage obstacle, first appearing in SASUKE 2 and being retired after the next competition. The obstacle consisted of six chains hanging down from the scaffolding above with a wooden foot rest at the bottom. The competitor must grab onto the first chain and swing to the next and so on.

There were two different versions of the obstacle. The first time it was used, all the chains were the same length. The following tournament, the first, third, and fifth chains were shortened. Neither version retired a competitor and was replaced with the Arm Bike and Cliffhanger the next tournament.

The Hang Move was also used in American Ninja Warrior 3 Boot Camp as a Pressure Challenge with just four chains. Each competitor wore a heavy backpack to add to the difficulty. There, Alan Connealy became the first and only competitor to ever fail that obstacle. It returned as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Venice Beach, and it was known as Floating Chains. It featured five hanging chains, with a small prism-shaped foothold on second and fourth chain (the first, third, and fifth chain had no foothold). This version eliminated a fair number of competitors, including Derek Nakamoto.

ANW5 Floating Chains

American Ninja Warrior 5's Floating Chains in Venice Beach


  • There are similar obstacles in Shinobi Training Courses throughout Iga, Japan.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
2 9 9 100%
3 6 6 100%
Total 15 15 100%

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