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Third Stage

Intro

Third Stage has no time limit, allowing contestants to go at their own pace. Contestants are allowed a few seconds of rest between obstacles during which they can apply "sticky spray" to improve their grip. While the first two stages focus on speed and agility, this course almost exclusively tests one's upper body strength and stamina. Out of 3,300 overall competitors and 413 Second Stage competitors, 192 have attempted the Third Stage. The Third Stage is so grueling that, on average, someone passes it only every other competition, and with the exception of SASUKE 1, 3, 8 and 24, the success rate has been 50% or lower in every other competition (0% in 17 out of 33 competitions as no one passed it). The Third Stage has only been passed 35 times, and only five competitors have passed it more than once.

The Third Stage began as a three obstacle balance and coordination stage, however with the addition of particularly the Pipe Slider in SASUKE 2 and the Cliffhanger in SASUKE 4, it would become the most grueling stage, focusing on upper body endurance. Indeed, most obstacles, with rare exceptions such as the Floating Boards and Hang Climbing, can only be conquered using upper body strength alone.

The SASUKE 5-17 Third Stage remained fairly similar in its format, albeit with the addition of harder obstacles, most notably in SASUKE 14 where three new obstacles were put in place of the Pipe Slider's first track, which in turn meant that no one cleared until SASUKE 17, the fourth tournament that these obstacles were present.

Following Nagano Makoto's kanzenseiha, the course was completely redesigned, including drastic changes made to the Third Stage. All obstacles except the Arm Rings were either new, returning, or modified, most notably the modification of the Cliffhanger into the Shin-Cliffhanger. Despite being introduced in SASUKE 18, the obstacle was not passed until SASUKE 21 (by Takeda Toshihiro) and subsequently the stage was not cleared until SASUKE 22 (by Urushihara Yuuji). The Shin-SASUKE Third Stage still holds the record for causing the most straight Third Stage endings to a tournament, at four (SASUKE 18-21).

Following Urushihara's kanzenseiha in SASUKE 24, the course was once again redesigned for the following tournament. Again, all Third Stage obstacles but the Cliffhanger were new, with the Shin-Cliffhanger being replaced by the Ultimate Cliffhanger, with twice the ledges and jumps. Despite having been deemed almost impossible, three men cleared it in SASUKE 27, albeit following a streak of eight straight failures. Two of the three men who cleared the obstacle cleared the stage, while the one who didn't, Hashimoto Koji, failed the new Chain See-Saw.

Following SASUKE 27 and Urushihara's second kanzenseiha, the course was revitalised, now bringing back some older obstacles such as the Curtain Cling and Rumbling Dice for the SASUKE RISING tournament. The Cliffhanger was once again modified to the Crazy Cliffhanger. This obstacle took out all three Third Stage competitors in SASUKE RISING, and so far only Morimoto Yusuke has cleared it, doing so in SASUKE 29. Yusuke later failed the returning Pipe Slider, but 2 men completed the stage in the following tournament.

TBS Obstacle Names

SASUKE Third Stage Obstacles
1 Pole Bridge Propeller Untei Hariyama
2 Pole Bridge Propeller Untei Hang Move Pipe Slider
3 Pole Jump Propeller Untei Hang Move Pipe Slider
4 Pole Jump Propeller Untei Arm Bike Cliffhanger Pipe Slider
5 Propeller Untei Body Prop Arm Bike Cliffhanger Pipe Slider
6 Propeller Untei Body Prop Arm Bike Cliffhanger Pipe Slider
7 Propeller Untei Body Prop Arm Bike Cliffhanger Pipe Slider
8 Propeller Untei Body Prop Arm Bike Cliffhanger Pipe Slider
9 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Lamp Grasper Cliffhanger Kai Pipe Slider
10 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Lamp Grasper Cliffhanger Kai Pipe Slider
11 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Lamp Grasper Cliffhanger Kai Pipe Slider
12 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Lamp Grasper Cliffhanger Kai Pipe Slider
13 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliffhanger Kai Pipe Slider
14 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliffhanger Kai Jumping Bars + Climbing Bars Devil Balanço + Pipe Slider
15 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliffhanger Kai Jumping Bars + Climbing Bars Devil Balanço + Pipe Slider
16 Arm Rings Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliffhanger Kai Jumping Bars + Climbing Bars Devil Balanço + Pipe Slider
17 Arm Rings Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliffhanger Kai Jumping Bars + Climbing Bars Devil Balanço + Pipe Slider
18 Arm Rings + Arm Bike Curtain Swing Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Climbing Bars + Spider Flip Final Ring
19 Arm Rings Kudari Lamp Grasper Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Sending Climber + Spider Flip Final Ring
20 Arm Rings Kudari Lamp Grasper Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Sending Climber + Spider Flip Final Ring
21 Arm Rings Kudari Lamp Grasper Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Hang Climbing + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
22 Arm Rings Kudari Lamp Grasper Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Hang Climbing + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
23 Arm Rings Kudari Lamp Grasper Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Hang Climbing + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
24 Arm Rings Rope Junction Devil Steps Shin-Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Hang Climbing + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
25 Roulette Cylinder + Doorknob Grasper Floating Boards Ultimate Cliffhanger Swing Circle + Bungee Rope Climb Flying Bar
26 Roulette Cylinder + Doorknob Grasper Cycling Road Ultimate Cliffhanger Swing Circle + Bungee Rope Climb Flying Bar
27 Arm Bike Flying Bar Ultimate Cliffhanger Jumping Ring + Chain See-Saw + Rope Climb Bar Glider
28 Rumbling Dice Iron Paddler Crazy Cliffhanger Curtain Cling Vertical Limit Pipe Slider
29 Rumbling Dice Iron Paddler Crazy Cliffhanger Curtain Cling Vertical Limit Pipe Slider
30 Rumbling Dice Iron Paddler Drum Hopper Crazy Cliffhanger Vertical Limit Pipe Slider
31 Drum Hopper Iron Paddler Sidewinder R Crazy Cliffhanger Vertical Limit Kai Pipe Slider
32 Drum Hopper Kai Flying Bar Sidewinder R Kai Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger + Vertical Limit Kai Pipe Slider
33 Drum Hopper Kai Flying Bar + Sidewinder Kai Ultra Crazy Cliffhanger + Vertical Limit Kai + Pipe Slider

+ - This obstacle leads directly into the next, without any break.

Stage Three Results

SASUKE Clears Attempts Percentage Finalists
1 4 6 66.68% Kawashima Takayuki - Yo Takashi - Hasegawa Ken - Omori Akira
2 2 9 22.22% Tanaka Hikaru - Omori Akira
3 5 6 83.33% Yamamoto Shingo - Matsumoto Minoru - Yamamoto Tatsuya - Yamada Katsumi - Omori Akira
4 1 11 9.09% Akiyama Kazuhiko
5 0 1 0% -
6 0 5 0% -
7 1 5 20% Yamamoto Shingo
8 2 4 50% Jordan Jovtchev - Kane Kosugi
9 0 4 0% -
10 0 4 0% -
11 1 7 14.29% Nagano Makoto
12 3 10 30% Asaoka Hiroyuki - Shiratori Bunpei - Nagano Makoto
13 1 5 20% Nagano Makoto
14 0 10 0% -
15 0 6 0% -
16 0 8 0% -
17 2 8 25% Nagasaki Shunsuke - Nagano Makoto
18 0 3 0% -
19 0 0 0% -
20 0 1 0% -
21 0 3 0% -
22 1 4 25% Urushihara Yuuji
23 2 7 28.57% Kanno Hitoshi - Nagano Makoto
24 5 7 71.43% Hashimoto Koji - Lee En-Chih - Urushihara Yuuji - Takahashi Kenji - Okuyama Yoshiyuki
25 0 5 0% -
26 0 6 0% -
27 2 10 20% Matachi Ryo - Urushihara Yuuji
28 0 3 0% -
29 0 4 0% -
30 2 9 22.22% Kawaguchi Tomohiro - Matachi Ryo
31 1 8 12.5% Morimoto Yusuke
32 0 8 0% -
33 0 5 0% -
Total 35 191 18.32%

G4 Obstacle Names

Comp # Third Stage Obstacles
1 Pillar Path Propeller Bars Eye of the Needle
2 Pillar Path Propeller Bars Chain Swing Pipe Slider
3 Super Vault Propeller Bars Chain Swing Pipe Slider
4 Super Vault Propeller Bars Arm Bike Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
5 Propeller Bars Body Prop Arm Bike Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
6 Propeller Bars Body Prop Arm Bike Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
7 Propeller Bars Body Prop Arm Bike Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
8 Propeller Bars Body Prop Arm Bike Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
9 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Globe Grasp Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
10 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Globe Grasp Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
11 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Globe Grasp Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
12 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Globe Grasp Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
13 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliff Hanger Pipe Slider
14 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliff Hanger Jumping Bars + Bridge of Destiny Devil's Swing + Pipe Slider
15 Rumbling Dice Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliff Hanger Jumping Bars + Bridge of Destiny Devil's Swing + Pipe Slider
16 Arm Rings Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliff Hanger Jumping Bars + Bridge of Destiny Devil's Swing + Pipe Slider
17 Arm Rings Body Prop Curtain Cling Cliff Hanger Jumping Bars + Bridge of Destiny Devil's Swing + Pipe Slider
18 Arm Rings + Arm Bike Curtain Swing Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Bridge of Destiny + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
19 Arm Rings Globe Grasp Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
20 Arm Rings Globe Grasp Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
21 Arm Rings Globe Grasp Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
22 Arm Rings Globe Grasp Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Gliding Ring
23 Arm Rings Globe Grasp Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Final Ring
24 Arm Rings Rope Junction Devil Steps Cliffhanger Jumping Bars + Ascending Climb + Spider Flip Final Ring
25 Roulette Cyclinder + Doorknob Grasper Floating Boards (Ultimate) Cliffhanger Swing Circle + (Bungee) Rope Climb Flying Bar
26 Roulette Cylinder + Doorknob Grasper Cycle Road (Ultimate) Cliffhanger Swing Circle + (Bungee) Rope Climb Flying Bar
27 Arm Bike Flying Bar (Ultimate) Cliffhanger Jumping Rings + Chain See-saw + (Bungee) Rope Climb Bar Glider

+ - This obstacle leads directly into the next, without any break.

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