The Maruta Kudari (丸太下り), called the Rapid Descent on Ninja Warrior, was a First Stage obstacle in the first four SASUKE tournaments.
This was the exact oposite of the Maruta Nobori. The obstacle consisted of rotating five logs (or drums in the first competition) arranged like a staircase angled downward at 45°. The competitor must make it from a platform, across a water pit, and to a landing pad. Many competitors took to simply jumping over the obstacle instead of climbing down (which proved to be a bad strategy) and it was retired in favor of the much more difficult Jump Hang following Akiyama Kazuhiko's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 4.
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- All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found