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The 2ND Stage has traditionally been used to test a competitor's speed, however when the Salmon Ladder obstacle was added in Sasuke 18 upper body strength became important too.

Those with enough skill to complete stage one then take on an even more grueling set of obstacles in stage two. 283 competitors have reached the Second Stage. Like stage one, the obstacles alter throughout the competitions, but all hold to the same principle: if the competitor makes a single mistake they fall into the water below. The obstacles determine the time limit, and it is usually between 50 and 100 seconds.

Unlike the First Stage, which has always required the competitors to hit a buzzer at the end of the course to stop the clock and pass the course, the Second Stage did not have a buzzer at its end until the 8th Competition. Before then, the competitors simply walked through an open gate to stop the clock. From the 8th Competition onward, the buzzer opens the gate. If the competitor busts open the gate without hitting the button, they are disqualified. In addition, the course judges can hold the gates closed if a competitor committed a foul earlier in the Second Stage that would result in their disqualification, such as using the Chain Reaction gloves on the Spider Walk as Mr. "SASUKE" Katsumi Yamada had done in the 12th competition.

On average, 10 to 15 competitors attempt the Second Stage on each competition. A record 37 competitors attempted the Second Stage during the 4th Competition. Also during the 4th Competition, a record 11 competitors cleared the Second Stage. During the 5th Competition, however, only three men made it to the Second Stage due to new, tougher obstacles in the First Stage. In the 19th Competition, neither of the two qualified competitors cleared the circuit (a fall and a timeout on the Salmon Ladder), marking the earliest end of a SASUKE competition.

Competition 2ND Stage Obstacles Time Limit
SASUKE 28
Cross Slider Swap Salmon Ladder + Unstable Bridge Spider Walk Backstream Passing Wall 135
SASUKE 27
Slider Drop Double Salmon Ladder + Unstable Bridge Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 90
SASUKE 26
Slider Drop Double Salmon Ladder + Unstable Bridge Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 95
SASUKE 25
Slider Drop Double Salmon Ladder + Unstable Bridge Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 95
SASUKE 24
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Unstable Bridge Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 85
SASUKE 23
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Unstable Bridge Metal Spin Wall Lift 70
SASUKE 22
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Swing Ladder Metal Spin Wall Lift 80
SASUKE 21
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Swing Ladder Metal Spin Wall Lift 80
SASUKE 20
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Swing Ladder Metal Spin Wall Lift 90
SASUKE 19
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Sky Walk Metal Spin Wall Lift 80
SASUKE 18
Downhill Jump Salmon Ladder + Stick Slider Net Bridge Metal Spin Shoulder Walk 95
SASUKE 17
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 65
SASUKE 16
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Grip Hang Metal Spin Wall Lift 66
SASUKE 15
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 65
SASUKE 14
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Metal Spin Wall Lift 67
SASUKE 13
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 70
SASUKE 12
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 70
SASUKE 11
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 80
SASUKE 10
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Balance Tank Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 85
SASUKE 09
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 80
SASUKE 08
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 100
SASUKE 07
Chain Reaction Brick Climb Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 90
SASUKE 06
Ledge Walk Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 50
SASUKE 05
Tackle Machine Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 50
SASUKE 04
Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 50
SASUKE 03
Spider Walk Hammer Dodge Reverse Conveyor Belt Wall Lift 50
SASUKE 02
Spider Walk Ugoku Kabe (Moving Walls) Spider Climb Goren Hammer (Hammer Dodge) Gyakuso Conveyor (Reverse Conveyor) Wall Lift 50
SASUKE 01
Spider Walk Ugoku Kabe (Moving Walls) Spider Climb Goren Hammer (Hammer Dodge) Gyakuso Conveyor (Reverse Conveyor) Wall Lift 50
 
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