Pipe Slider was introduced in SASUKE/Ninja Warrior #02 and used until SASUKE/Ninja Warrior #17, this obstacle is historically the last obstacle on the course. The entrant must hang from a pipe and, by undulating his body, move the pipe across a track to the other side. There have been two versions of this obstacle. In the earlier version, there would be two sections, the first continuing in the same direction as rest of stage three, and the second perpendicular to the rest of the stage, with a resting bar in between. From the 4th competition on, competitors were required to swing off the pipe to the finish mat, due to the addition of a gap between the end of the track to the finishing mat. In SASUKE/Ninja Warrior #14, the first track was eliminated and replaced with the Jumping Bars and Climbing Bars. Once the competitor reached the green bar, he was required to use the Devil Buranko (Devil's Swing) to reach the Pipe Slider track, and slide down to the end. The gap between the Pipe Slider and the finishing mat was also increased by another 2 ft.
Competitions in which this obstacle appears:
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