The Physics of the Warped Wall (Synopsis)

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” -Golda Meir

If you've never seen the glorious, athletic spectacle that is Sasuke (Ninja Warrior), you are missing out on the obstacle course of a lifetime!

Image credit: © 2013 Etan Ginsberg, via his fan site at Image credit: © 2013 Etan Ginsberg, via his fan site at

My favorite challenging stage 1 obstacle has got to be the warped wall, famous for wiping out even big, strong and seasoned competitors. But there's a trick to conquering it, and it all comes down to physics!

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Come read the story of how to conquer it using brains and technique to maximize your body's abilities.


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If it's all just physics I wonder why Steven Hawking never entered..... :-)
He's quite good at physics right?

I would think that the shoe choice would have some affect on the outcome.

Thanks for the shoutout. I would love to see more physics series on obstacles from Ninja Warrior. It is a really cool concept.


By Etan J Ginsberg (not verified) on 11 Sep 2015 #permalink