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TIE Fighter (タイファイター) is a new obstacle introduced in SASUKE 32, replacing the Log Grip in SASUKE 31.

Competitors must prop their hands and feet against two transparent hexagonal glass panels, position themselves similarly like the Spider Walk and slide down a track to reach the safety platform at the other side.

Unlike the Log Grip, the track has one 30cm drop.

To make this obstacle easier for women, a board was used to cover the left side of the glass panel, thus giving traction to prop themselves easier.

This obstacle took out major competitors including Takahashi Kenji, Asa Kazuma, Yoshinaga Katsumi and Darvish Kenji. In SASUKE 33, both Asa and Darvish took revenge on TIE Fighter except for Takahashi, who failed it for the second consecutive time. In the same tournament, it also notably took out Yamada Katsumi.

In SASUKE 35, the red-striped mat after the obstacle is disheveled and slippery, causing some competitors to slip and almost go off the course.

This obstacle has a similar concept with the Frame Slider, which was used as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 5 in Venice Beach.

Etymology

This obstacle is named after the Star Fighter, which is featured in the Star Wars movies that goes by the same name, except that the phrase 'TIE' is translated into katakana for this obstacle, while the English spelling is used in the Japanese version of the movies.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the TBS broadcast and external information found
SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage
32 33 45 73.33%
33 42 49 85.71%
34 42 46 88.63%
35 55 70 78.57%
Total 172 210 81.90%