How Difficult are the Devil Steps from Ninja Warrior?

4 jūn 2019
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In this episode, I find out how difficult the Devil Steps are from the TV show Ninja Warrior. The Devil Steps (very similar to the Floating Steps) feature on both the Japanese and American variants of Ninja Warrior. On this setup the goal was 9 steps up, a 3 foot gap and then 9 steps down. Turns out it's more of a mental challenge than a physical one.
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Thanks to for allowing me to try this out and film. Go check them out if you are in the area (Edinburgh).
Special thanks to Calum Connelly for getting in touch and helping us out!
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  • TIL: stairs are creaky even if you go up from the underneath

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  • Man, as I was watching I was like "stop getting to the top and be scared or believe it can't be done, at least try it". And as I was thinking it, he actually realized that himself 😂 well done Mike!

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  • I do parkour competitively and my coach has been on every season of Ninja Warrior

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  • Is it not allowed to climb on top of the steps and then just walk above them? Lol probably not but anywaysss

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  • How do you make that beeping noise with your mouth?

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  • I would have given up on the first try

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  • You look and sound like jacksepticeye "SPEED IS KEY!!!!"

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  • This is why you use chalk if you don’t want calluses

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  • This kind of thins like climbing had always been so easy to me, and I don’t even consider myself someone strong, one day I went to a place where there was one of this things and I did it in my first try, I was like 12 years old and as I say I wasn’t strong enough to even do like 4 pull ups or something like that.

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  • Tip 1.wear gloves

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    • He’s supposed to be using chalk idk why he’s not 🤷‍♀️

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  • He sounds like he has hemorrhoids at 2:47

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  • Its just monkey bars

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  • You're just watching ninja warrior and some guy starts going EEAARHGHHA! EEUARGhhH!

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  • Jesus

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  • Question: why does the thumbnail show u in not only different clothes but a different colour bar aswell???

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  • lol idiot just turn it around and it would be so much easier

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  • I quickly found out that this isnt hard cuz ive been climbing the back of my stairs lmao

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  • Looks easy

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  • I can do this without training

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  • I used to do these on the concrete steps at school

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  • Why does this guy look so unathletic but yet is so successful in these things?

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  • I think the secret to this was having such a supporting wife

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  • Let’s try angel steps by walking with you’re hands

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  • 2:49

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  • My dads ladder is like this and I can confirm it’s hard to even do a pull up

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  • Couldn’t you use your feet too on the steps to make it easier?

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  • 2:48

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  • I did the devils steps first try it’s rlly easy not that bad I’m only 16

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  • Me : cant even do 5 chin up in a row My friend :

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  • 8:52 “JUST DO IT”

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  • Next month he will be a ninja warrior

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  • If you stop on obstacles like that you're already finished

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  • wad do u mean by 3foot gap. its clearly not 3foot wide nor 3foot tall

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    • Same

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    • Lol I thought the same thing

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  • i was 13 yo and made it in less than an hour

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  • are you allowed using your feet while doing this? From a climbin perspective you could use heel hooks to conserve power

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  • 1:04 close your eyes and listen

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  • I do that with my stairs they have gaps between each step

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  • i bet i could do this first time

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  • I would have worn gloves

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  • That’s easy as hell

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  • who else is watching this laying on a bed

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  • Oh my gosh, i've done the devil steps before, they're steps from the devil. The name sure does fit..

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  • Ok but why couldn't u just use ur feet

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  • Mike man you need to use chalk😔

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  • 1:39 how red are his hands

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  • gloves

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  • That is like the easiest thing you can do without even training

  • 3rd graders that play on monkey bars: *mortal.*

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  • It’s just a bad gym the steps shouldn’t be that rough and the devil steps are so easy too

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  • They need to put some protective shit on those steps to not fuck up your fingers

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  • -boomer-

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  • Only a real devil can do the devil step and u do it cause u are the learning beast.

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  • Dude this is easy, when i was 7 years old i used ti play monkey bar, and some kids at the playground even use one hand and even hanged on the bar with a leg

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  • Mike needs to do the warped wall

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  • in my gym class building, we have metal stairs like these, and all the “buff” kids in class goes up on it: goes 10ft (3m) above the ground, about 20 stair steps total. worst part is that they become very slippery very quickly, and that there is a slight rising of the metal at the end of each of the 20 stairs, cutting into the palm of your hand. (and by cutting I don’t mean it literally does cut, just feels like it. I know this because I got dared to do the entire thing as quickly as possible (and did so) and sry for swearing but _fucking hell_ it was painful) sorry for the long comment btw, love you!

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    • Used to do pull ups on stairs like those and I wore gloves. I would never do them bare hand. And yeah I hear yea on the cutting feeling. The grip is the hardest part. And it also had that slight rise at the end for me too. I guess they're all made pretty similarly.

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  • Who else could feel it when he scraped his hands...

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  • This made my arms tired watching you

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  • I remember how I did exactly this as a kid. I don't think I'll be able to do it now, but it seemed pretty easy back to the days. It was also a lot easier because sticks were lot rounder.

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  • I thought it would be easy, guess not...

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  • Could just muscle up on the first step and walk across the rest lol

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  • bruh the stairs on the show have slightly rounded edges so it doesn't fuck your hands like that.

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