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.
My Salmon Ladder video:
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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  • 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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  • Why you. Don t go from the side? 🤣🤣

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  • 8:52 “JUST DO IT”

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  • Where did you buy your shirt that says "That's how I roll"??

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  • Very inspiring channel! Thank you. You could do some meta analysis on how people learn. Ans they should teach that in schools.

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  • Next month he will be a ninja warrior

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  • 2:48 the earrape tho

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  • 4:47 Mike Boyd: F*%^ Captain America: *LANGUAGE*

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  • 1:12 Mike Boyd: S$%* Captain America: *LANGUAGE*

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  • Here's one fur yi mikey boy smoke a full pouch of tobacco in one night sorry ran out of puff heeehe...big fan it blew me away lol

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  • Just add suction cups to ma feet and I’m good to go

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  • Do American bunnyhop

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  • You dont have the facility for that big man

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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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  • As a boulderer, this is funny :D

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    • Lol I thought the same thing

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  • 11 year olds:pathetic

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  • you should try to do ninja warrior

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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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  • 2:47 mike chiiiillll

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

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  • Yeah this is cool, but have you ever done the monkey bars in 1st grade to flex on the other kids

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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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  • 5:52 when I come first in fall guys

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

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  • 2:46 and 5:52 my girlfriend knows these sounds 😏

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  • Mike man you need to use chalk😔

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  • It looks so easy, but I bet it isn’t..

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  • Rip earphones users

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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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  • why you say **f word** and **s word** ?

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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 want more of this

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

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  • when you dislike the video so it is at a perfect 999

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

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  • I used to do this at my auntie's house

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  • Laughs in rock climber

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  • wah

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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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  • try chalk

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  • what i like about this dude is that he never gives up.

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  • the actual ninja warrior show next ?

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  • Did no one do this at their nan's house or their house cause they had gapped stairs

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  • its creaking

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  • dude just walk up them

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  • 0:12 he sounds like a glitch in a text to speech program

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  • Are you scotch ?

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  • I can do that

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    • That vid on there is about 4 months old right now

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    • Caleb Shin check my channel

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    • Bet post a vid I bet it’ll blow up unless by chance you’re lying?

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  • Well, there's a big difference between how the edges of the steps are shaped in the Ninja Warrior show and at the gym. If you look closely you can see that in Ninja Warrior the steps have a lot more rounded edges and thus would be way less painful to grab.

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  • Is this actually hard for people??

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    • Yes, and it's hard for you too

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  • In ninja the edges are not sharp tho

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  • Bro I saw a 7 year old do the devil steps backwards

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    • Damn, how?! Almost nobody can do them normally!!

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  • also i don't think that they are suppose to hurt like that

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  • it requires the same stuff as the salmon ladder which the devil steps are actually easier to do

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  • Лох

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  • I'm way late to the party on this but as a former coach for these types of things (used to work with Captain NBC) it helps to lift your opposite knee when you move your hand to keep your body stable and help mitigate the effect of your hands slamming down against the sharp edge, especially on the way down bc although you got it pretty quickly once you crossed the gap usually going down is the hard part since you're already so fatigued from going up and also from doing other obstacles before hand. A lot of Ninja Warrior obstacles are about economy of movement and what techniques work best to counteract the forces that your body experiences when attempting them

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  • We used to climb up the underside of my great aunt’s stairs as kids walk to be “mountain climbers”

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  • Every time he dropped off of the stairs I get the image of that Russian free runner guy who couldn’t pull himself up and fell to his death like on the top of a building or something

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  • ninja warrior in its whole is harder than it looks

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  • really doesn’t look that hard

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  • 2:48 when you bust a nut but she keep sucking

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  • Ear rape at 2:47

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  • I can do something like that from 8 years

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  • He should be on ninja warrior

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  • I'm no expert or hater but it sounds like you hold your breath when you exert your strength and I don't think that's good for you

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  • i bet the best way to beat things like this is to do what monks do and palm a bunch of pebble in a bowl to strengthen your muscles on your hands.

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  • Rip headphone users

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  • why didn't he make his hand's skin thougher yet?

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  • why do i think mike boyd looks and has the accent of jackseptiguy

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  • It’s pretty easy all you got do is just walk up and down on em.

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  • I can do something like thos, but with bare.

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  • Is using feet forbidden ? Must be much easier this way

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  • Who else finds the squeak satisfying?

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    • yes

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  • Was I the only one who did this as a kid on my stairs?

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