About the log grip. It's not THAT hard obviously as young and slightly elderly people have passed it. You do have to be fairly strong for your weight at least. The amount that the drops jolt you WAS shocking though as I said before. I think part of what happens with this obstacle is that sometimes strong people underestimate the obstacle and don't really hold on as much as they can or use poor technique. While the weaker competitors fear it, expect it to be hard for them and hold on with all their might. I think wearing shorts and putting some sticky spray on the legs makes a significant difference (advice if you guys ever get there). Women are generally lighter and have strong legs so thay aren't at a disadvantage on this one (also they often wear shorts).
I'm glad you said this David as I think everyone is overestimating it. Remember, The Octopus Guy cleared the Log Grip in 19(?). The indentions in the Log also look pretty deep.
first of all everyones just a bunch of haters hang climbing, ascending climb same thing im sorry but i dont have a video and jumping spider dont make me laugh, does anyone fail that anymore besides yamada i am the most dedicated to sasuke, i train everyday, i meditate on old tournaments and im just too confident in my ability to think i would fail on any of the easy obstacles like the log grip or the salmon ladder
We're not hating on you, we're being realistic. You come out of nowhere and claim you'll go far. At least I have videos to back up my claim. I've shown that I can do almost all of the obstacles. It's your turn. Show us something.
If you're worried about haters, keep acting the way you are now and you'll soon see how hateful this board can be. We don't tolerate stupidity 'round these parts and making claims like you are with absolutely ZERO evidence to back it up is a great example.
i am the most dedicated to sasuke, i train everyday, i meditate on old tournaments
You're not special. I do all of those things, too.
Now, give me more points because I GUARANTEE I know more about physical training than you do. Hell, I know more than most personal trainers do. Did you know some of them recommend not even stretching? Flexibility totally isn't a part of physical fitness and health, right?
and im just too confident in my ability
to think i would fail on any of the easy obstacles like the log grip or the salmon ladder
You're right. They are easy. To people who know how to do them and practice them regularly. Like me. And others who have replicas. Do you have any replicas? I doubt it. If you did, you would have a ton of videos on Youtube and you'd be showing them to try to save your a** in this argument.
So, your move, Spanky. Prove me wrong. Post a video of yourself doing the Salmon Ladder.
Until then, you're nothing but an immature jerk making claims.
Post by alphabater on Jun 18, 2009 21:02:52 GMT -5
o boy takeda he's only been to the final stage how many times? Exactly and this topic is how far do u think YOU would go not how far do u think people u dont even know would go :in that case everybody would fail the circle hammer
Ya, I'm pretty sure most people here no matter how out of shape would fail the circle hammer.
Like I said, I have the ability to beat pretty much every obstacle by themselves, and the time limits arn't a worry. But nagano had the skill to beat it all and it took him like... 9 tournaments to win.
So obviously mistakes can be made.
But based on what I know it wouldn't be unrealistic to say I'd make it to the cliff-hanger and fail. That's where I can get to. But of course mistakes could be made and I could go out as early as the jumping spider.
So it's hard to judge how far you'd get. I know I can do all of the obstacles up until the cliffhanger, but that doesn't mean if I got a chance I'd get that far.
Also, I'm pretty sure my globe grasp will be done this weekend. I have all the materials, just have to build it.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2009 22:40:40 GMT -5 by Badalight
You have to make a replica or use the real obstacle if you want to know you can beat it.
No one here knows they can beat anything except the few of us who have replicas. If you don't have a replica, you do not KNOW you can beat it. No matter how much you prepare and how confident you become, you DO NOT KNOW you can beat it.
The Warped Wall is curved. That makes a difference.
The Cliff Hanger is a small ledge. That makes a difference.
You can't just practice on anything. It helps, but it doesn't prove you can do the real thing.
Badalight, you don't know you can beat every obstacle unless you've made an replica, which I know you haven't.
True, but the steps and circle hammer are easy, I've replicated the log grip though I havn't made a replica which is why I wasn't sure if I could beat it or not. Jumping Spider I have a replica of with a springless trampoline like the Sasuke one, I can do this one now though like I said I wouldn't beat it every single time, it's easy to mess up on it and this one is really mental as I've experienced with my replica.
Half pipe attack I don't have a replica but it honestly doesn't look to hard besides the landing.
Warped wall, I've ran up walls that high without a curve, and with my heigth I can do it.
Slider Jump, havn't replicated
Tarzan Swing, I havn't replicated it, but it's not supoosed to be hard just a time waster, I can do it.
So really only the log grip and slider jump, maybe the half pipe attack are the ones I havn't replicated. And those are all of the ones I said I'd have trouble on.
As for stage 2 I'm saving money for a salmon ladder, swing ladder is easy, I've replicated the Metal Spin, and the wall lift is easy.
And Stage 3 arm rings are easy, I'm building my globe grasp, I have a place to do the devil steps, I have an easier version of the cliffhanger, I have a place to practice the jumping bars, I'm a great rock climber, and i have a place to do the spider flip.
Final ring is easy.
So you're right, I havn't replicated every single obstacles but almost all of them.
So like I said, I know I can complete MOST of the obstacles but that doesn't mean if I got on the course I'd beat them. My sucess rate isn't going to be 100%, no one's is. No one thought Takeda would lose on the Jumping Spider, but he did.
He is capable of beating th jumping Spider, like me, doesn't mean he will every time, same with me.
Thoguh, I still need practice as I just bought the trampoline a few weeks ago.
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2009 16:41:59 GMT -5 by Badalight
If you want to be technical, you're right, I havn't tried the real thing so I don't know
But it's not going to be too entirely different from my replica's.
I'm assuming because of my replica's that the actual thing will come a lot easier to me.
Like my jumping spider, it's the same trampoline, I'm jumping to a surface the same distance away. The only difference is what I land on, it's just 2 dry walls instead of Sasuke's complex make up version with the wire and foam, etc...
But it's close enough that I can say I'm atleast confident I'd do well on it. Maybe give me 3 tries on it and I'd beat it after I got a feel for the real thing.