Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 9, 2018
  • At this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we may see quad corks in Big Air Snowboarding or in Freestyle Skiing -- and we'll see quad twists and quad jumps in Figure Skating. But have we reached the limit of what's possible? To do a quad, a skater's got less than a second to turn their body four times in the air. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez set out to find out why five...is almost impossible.

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    Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump | WIRED
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  • Lachlan C

    Lachlan C

     6 hours ago

    As someone that does flipping, parkour and gtramp I can tell you that people can do 5+ spins, for example a miller ++ is 2 backflips with 5 twists, and someone has done octuple full, which is a backflip with 8 twists

  • ExterminaTORul DEborati2

    ExterminaTORul DEborati2

     15 hours ago

    gonzales subhuman

  • Beyond Plus Ultra

    Beyond Plus Ultra

     3 days ago

    Wait till black men are interested in these sports, COMPLETE TAKE OVER

  • Anileh t

    Anileh t

     3 days ago +1

    If skaters can manage to jump higher they’ll get more time to fit in a fifth rotation. Its definitely possible

  • pakcik tonob

    pakcik tonob

     3 days ago

    So that's it?no one's gonna talk about the professor's eye bag?

  • Frederik Hygebjerg

    Frederik Hygebjerg

     4 days ago

    im confused? doesnt it only have something to do with the air time? im a gymnast and can spin five times in the air. ofcourse having much longer time in the air?

  • Arjun Pillai

    Arjun Pillai

     8 days ago

    you could use an office chair to spin faster

  • Chi Nguyen

    Chi Nguyen

     8 days ago

    The Jin Boyang erasure is insane.

  • A_Gaming


     9 days ago

    *celebrating when i landed my first axel a month ago then watches this* ....

  • Patrick


     11 days ago

    Training on a olympic tramp and barely knowing how to spin is safe...

  • kobe bryant

    kobe bryant

     11 days ago

    I have always admired figure skaters.

  • John Doe

    John Doe

     11 days ago

    Frank Bare Jr. should have had a part in this video. He was an American freestyle skier that Wiki called, "one of the innovators in the sport". He was the first to perform a quadruple back flip on skis, but the trick he performed was a triple twisting quadruple back flip (with no helmet by the way), and no one did the quad back flip for almost 20 years after him.

  • Alex w

    Alex w

     11 days ago +1

    I think when I jump for the ground I can spin almost 2 times

  • Priceyknight


     11 days ago

    sonic the hedgehog

  • Parker Linnarz

    Parker Linnarz

     12 days ago

    I hate this video. So many things wrong with this. Didn't even take in the other athletes who's tricks are just as much impressive (trickers, freerunners, freestyle Trampoline) I've seen a sextuple twist on tramp, several times (6 Spins) as well as 5 FLIPS in other instances . I hate these videos because the people who make them, aren't physically able to do or understand the physical limits of others, and so they place unwarranted limits on people for absolute no reason. There will always be records that are broken and there will always be level ups, as long as these extreme sports exist. Deal with it. And maybe give more respect to the Trickers or Trampers who pull of more insane and more impressive tricks than this. If you aren't physically able to pull off similarly impressive and crazy tricks as these athletes, then don't assume their limitations and put unwarranted limitations on them.

  • K0R34N


     12 days ago

    quintuple jumps are how chickens are roasted in costco

  • GravityTracks ™

    GravityTracks ™

     13 days ago

    I cant do that on land what makes you think i can do it on ice xD

  • Abdul 572

    Abdul 572

     13 days ago

    Just know that no matter how good you are at something. There's always an Asian somewhere that can do it better

  • Ace Lightning

    Ace Lightning

     13 days ago

    Figure skating: Skate around the ice in big fast swoops. Occasionally jump straight up in the air and spin around as many times as you can before you land - and don't stumble when you land.

  • Sally Lemon

    Sally Lemon

     14 days ago

    you can spin more in skating because ice is slippery and you're running on blades. while snow is supple and you're running on boards.