Competitors had to grab onto a pair of handles. Then, competitors would take their legs off the starting platform, and the handles would start sliding down the track. Finally, competitors must time their release from the handles, and dropped to the landing platform, as an intermediary to the next obstacle (the Double Salmon Ladder).
The Hang Slider was proven to be extremely easy, as no competitor failed on this obstacle (or even showed struggle while attempting it), Therefore, it was replaced by more difficult obstacle (the Rope Jungle) on the next season.
A variation of the Hang Slider (called as the Bom Slider) appeared as the second obstacle in Heat 3 on Australian Ninja Warrior.
In this version, competitors must grab a pair of cylindrical-shaped handles, riding down a zip-line track with a sudden stop before the end of the track, then timed their release to make the dismount to the landing platform.
The Bom Slider was proven to be brutal, as several competitors could not time their release to the landing platform properly, due to the sudden stop before the end of the track. In the end, the obstacle eliminated 22 competitors among the 50 competitors who competed in Heat 3, which was the highest number of competitors eliminated by one obstacle during qualifying heat.
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
|USA vs. Japan||6||6||100%|