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Sato Shusuke Pole Jump Fail

Satō Shūsuke failing the Pole Jump

The Pole Jump (ポールジャンプ), known as the Super Vault in English broadcast, was the first obstacle of SASUKE 3 and SASUKE 4's Third Stage. It was simply a pole with a fixed axis in a water pit that the contestant must grab onto and swing to a landing platform. It only took out Satō Shūsuke who failed uniquely; he was strong enough to cross the gap, but he lost his balance and fell off the course instead of falling backwards into the water. This obstacle was removed following Akiyama Kazuhiko's kanzenseiha.

The obstacle was similar to the Nirenbou which appeared from KUNOICHI 3 and 4 with the differences being the number of poles to swing onto (competitors must swing unto two poles in Nirenbou) and the gap of the pit which separated the platforms (the gap of the Nirenbou was smaller than the gap of the Pole Jump).

Although G4 changed its name to the Super Vault, the close captions accidentally called the obstacle its correct name once.

Competitors' Success rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
3 6 6 100%
4 10 11 90.91%
Total 16 17 94.12%

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