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

  • Julkaistu 9.02.2018
  • 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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Kommentteja • 1 785

  • can't relate
    can't relate Päivä sitten

    In Yuri On Ice its possible

  • Alex
    Alex Päivä sitten

    My friend can do a sextuple axel. His name is Clark Kent

  • Mini3005
    Mini3005 Päivä sitten

    Just amazing!

  • Yuri Plisetsky
    Yuri Plisetsky Päivä sitten


  • AxelXL
    AxelXL Päivä sitten

    Whatever you say, Drake.

    BDK EXTREME 10 päivää sitten


  • alyvia keeler
    alyvia keeler 11 päivää sitten

    Flash backs to yuri on ice. Realised everyone made the same joke.

  • Gloop
    Gloop 11 päivää sitten

    2:45 I thought it was air friction
    Also I discovered this a month ago
    Btw I’m 10

  • name last name
    name last name 20 päivää sitten

    Them: Is imposible to do a quintuple jump
    Yuzuru Hanyu: HOLD MY BEER

  • Live For a While
    Live For a While 20 päivää sitten

    You ever heard of tricking?

  • Goku
    Goku 22 päivää sitten +1

    *Yuri!! on ice* (waiting for haters coments)

  • Teddy Roosevelt
    Teddy Roosevelt 26 päivää sitten

    The beard....is that a new trend?

  • Richard Joyce
    Richard Joyce 29 päivää sitten

    Its yuri :D

  • Dev 4
    Dev 4 29 päivää sitten

    Literally when have humans ever actually abided by the laws of physics 😂

  • One Hungry Goomba
    One Hungry Goomba 29 päivää sitten +1

    Next video idea

    Why It's Almost Impossible To Get The Kids Back.

  • Cam James
    Cam James 29 päivää sitten

    It hasn't been done yet, because not many black kids get into snow sports. wait for it.

  • Lyghfe
    Lyghfe Uukausi sitten

    At around 5:30 when her head is right infront of the lights in the background, is that snot ?! xD

  • monicamae
    monicamae Uukausi sitten

    I can feel Yuzuru disagreeing

  • Chris Wagner
    Chris Wagner Uukausi sitten

    oh man. watching you on the trampoline made me fear for MY knees. yikes.

  • Las Amarilis Banda Show
    Las Amarilis Banda Show Uukausi sitten

    Yuzuru will do it !!! 😄

  • Tanguy Lepage
    Tanguy Lepage Uukausi sitten

    Tim Goebel only succed 2 perfects ;) The last one was two footed :) with all respect :)

  • Tanguy Lepage
    Tanguy Lepage Uukausi sitten

    Can we talk about triple first ? All of the skaters around the are performing them ? Shows ? Disney on Ice ? Willy Bietak Production ? Cirque du Soleil ? How stupid is this documentary about figure skating ?

  • MeIsCool
    MeIsCool Uukausi sitten

    What about sports like gymnastics

  • Carter Jameson
    Carter Jameson Uukausi sitten

    You think that's hard ask a professional tricker or flipper, you don't know fast till you see them

  • WhyNotSynchro
    WhyNotSynchro Uukausi sitten

    C'mon guys we can do it!! Quads might soon be just as ubiquitous as doubles and triples are now, so we need to get ahead of the game!

  • xiao wu
    xiao wu Uukausi sitten


  • Alyssa Velez
    Alyssa Velez Uukausi sitten

    The reason you felt so dizzy when turning was because you weren't spotting. If you have your eyes trained to a certain area and then keep your head there until the last second until you have to turn you won't get as disoriented.

    • ebesmom
      ebesmom 15 päivää sitten

      Actually, figure skaters generally don't "spot" like dancers. It's too detrimental to their rpms.

  • OobooChoo
    OobooChoo Uukausi sitten

    Nathan Chen did a quad multiple times at US championship 2019.

  • Maritza Ramirez
    Maritza Ramirez Uukausi sitten

    I thought Kevin Reynolds was the first to do 5 quads in a single program??

  • theL81Again
    theL81Again Uukausi sitten

    Landing on one foot on the trampoline only to have the rest of you hit it... Those hard stops were hilarious 🤣🤣🤣

    KAIJU MECHA Uukausi sitten

    When you practice thousand times a day, one day u will get it!

  • DingleBungus
    DingleBungus Uukausi sitten

    Just jump higher

  • Jahiedy Vinas
    Jahiedy Vinas Uukausi sitten

    & Chen got gold!!! Amazing!!!

  • Wyatt Swasey
    Wyatt Swasey Uukausi sitten

    Woo hoo! BYU!

  • one_Hater
    one_Hater Uukausi sitten

    1620 : quad and half spin already exist, by Wake Schepman

  • Jonathan Cottrell
    Jonathan Cottrell Uukausi sitten

    "you know who spins a lot faster than that, but in a lot less time?" Ummm, I don't know Einstein, how about anyone who is spinning faster?

  • Halogens
    Halogens Uukausi sitten

    I can do 2 off the floor and about 3 on a trampoline

    I’m special yay

  • Food Drinkers
    Food Drinkers Uukausi sitten


  • heyitsz_me
    heyitsz_me Uukausi sitten

    i’ve been to that skating rink in sf! it also has a bowling alley and a playground its pretty cool!!

  • Noel Armstrong
    Noel Armstrong Uukausi sitten

    how they spin so fast like that but they are not dizzy at all

  • Ludvig Vallentin
    Ludvig Vallentin Uukausi sitten

    I am sorry but you are saying many things wrong

  • Thomas Butler
    Thomas Butler Uukausi sitten

    Have u seen g-tramp look it up or go to @robin.ha on insta (not me he is just a good example)

    MINECRAFT BRO Uukausi sitten

    My friend is a national team figure iceskater and his dad k owe Nathan Chens dad

  • Longestshot 12
    Longestshot 12 2 kuukautta sitten +1

    u look like drake

    • Longestshot 12
      Longestshot 12 Uukausi sitten +1


    • That one Object
      That one Object Uukausi sitten +1

      Longestshot 12 idk dude, I just pressed newest first and wrote random stuff

    • That one Object
      That one Object Uukausi sitten +1

      Longestshot 12 thanks bro you too Jacob with a z

  • Majestic Cat Lover
    Majestic Cat Lover 2 kuukautta sitten +1

    I can do a double salcow on ice, but that is the most rotation I can do on ice

  • CJ Boling
    CJ Boling 2 kuukautta sitten

    G-trampers do quints, all the time haha

  • yoink
    yoink 2 kuukautta sitten

    but have you ever seen tricking

  • Graham Davis
    Graham Davis 2 kuukautta sitten

    Free runners do it better

  • its paula
    its paula 2 kuukautta sitten +2

    *team Tutberidze has entered the chat*

  • William Broadbent
    William Broadbent 2 kuukautta sitten

    My head hurts now

  • Tookey
    Tookey 2 kuukautta sitten

    I think I read somewhere that Jon Boyang actually started the quad wars :D not really by landing one of the first quad, but by having (I think) 4 quads in a program, and that's how skaters realized that they can add more quads than before :O ... then there comes nathan making 5 quads ^_^

  • Jesse Hukkanen
    Jesse Hukkanen 2 kuukautta sitten

    Lol quint is easy as balls on a trampoline

  • ikescorpio
    ikescorpio 2 kuukautta sitten

    1:13 you can see where the others have shat themselves

  • Sheila Huynh
    Sheila Huynh 2 kuukautta sitten


  • Evgeniya JZ
    Evgeniya JZ 2 kuukautta sitten

    I think Yuzuru is gonna do it

  • winterkinz
    winterkinz 2 kuukautta sitten

    any other figure skaters getting triggered at all the YOI fans lol??

  • UnmiLou O_o
    UnmiLou O_o 2 kuukautta sitten

    Wait, quad is four and quint is five right??? Am I that dumb to even ask the question????

  • UnmiLou O_o
    UnmiLou O_o 2 kuukautta sitten

    Jump off a cliff ez

  • Lucas Kofoed
    Lucas Kofoed 2 kuukautta sitten

    Ive done quints on trampolines many times

  • Ghuf2T
    Ghuf2T 2 kuukautta sitten

    Do you know the fastest roller ever?


  • dede juokas
    dede juokas 2 kuukautta sitten

    7:26 that is 6th grade physics.

  • Andrei Braguta
    Andrei Braguta 2 kuukautta sitten

    Actually Nathan Chen did one it looked so good

  • Nicole Calder
    Nicole Calder 2 kuukautta sitten

    Are you Maluma’s long lost brother

  • Adis Medanhodzic
    Adis Medanhodzic 2 kuukautta sitten +6

    Two junior girls did quads yesterday at Russian Nationals and one gold and silver. Scherbakova and Trusova. Remember their names.

    • emma li
      emma li Uukausi sitten

      Adis Medanhodzic those aren't actual quads... they pre-rotate so much, but it's still super great that they can do triples :D

  • Maria Eloueldrhiri
    Maria Eloueldrhiri 2 kuukautta sitten

    Yup. Figure skating is dangerous !

  • Asabi Fatosin
    Asabi Fatosin 3 kuukautta sitten

    Really interesting

  • Lachlan C
    Lachlan C 3 kuukautta sitten

    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 DEborati
    ExterminaTORul DEborati 3 kuukautta sitten

    gonzales subhuman

  • Beyond Plus Ultra
    Beyond Plus Ultra 3 kuukautta sitten

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

  • Anileh t
    Anileh t 3 kuukautta sitten +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 kuukautta sitten

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

  • Frederik Hygebjerg
    Frederik Hygebjerg 3 kuukautta sitten

    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 3 kuukautta sitten

    you could use an office chair to spin faster

  • Chi Nguyen
    Chi Nguyen 3 kuukautta sitten

    The Jin Boyang erasure is insane.

  • A_Gaming
    A_Gaming 3 kuukautta sitten

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

  • Patrick
    Patrick 3 kuukautta sitten

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

  • kobe bryant
    kobe bryant 3 kuukautta sitten

    I have always admired figure skaters.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 kuukautta sitten

    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 3 kuukautta sitten +2

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

  • Priceyknight
    Priceyknight 3 kuukautta sitten

    sonic the hedgehog

  • Parker Linnarz
    Parker Linnarz 3 kuukautta sitten

    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.

    • Jennifer Zhang
      Jennifer Zhang 3 kuukautta sitten

      This is a video about figure skating. Tricks on the trampoline and jumps in figure skating are completely different. People get far more air time on trampolines. I don't think it is fair to compare. Remember, jumps in Figure Skating is just like jumping into the air and spinning. Nothing to propel yourself but your own body.
      Either way, Figure Skating isn't an extreme sport, it's a mixture of artistic ability and athleticism. Extreme sports can get their own video.

  • K0R34N
    K0R34N 3 kuukautta sitten

    quintuple jumps are how chickens are roasted in costco

  • GravityTracks ™
    GravityTracks ™ 3 kuukautta sitten

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

  • Aaron 572
    Aaron 572 3 kuukautta sitten

    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 3 kuukautta sitten

    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 3 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  • James Reynolds
    James Reynolds 3 kuukautta sitten

    The only way that anyone has ever done a quint twist is on a trampoline with a backflip or front flip called a quintuple full

  • Zachary Lao
    Zachary Lao 3 kuukautta sitten

    Anybody know Robin Hager 😂😂😂😂😂 sextuples

  • isabel s
    isabel s 3 kuukautta sitten +165

    there’re 13 yo girls doing quads at this point anything is possible

    • WhyNotSynchro
      WhyNotSynchro 25 päivää sitten

      +Ela Darn. Yeah some of the girls on my team ( because I compete in synchro) have to do axels in the program but there was this one girl who lost her axel. The coach told her she had to get it back though so she worked her butt off to get her's back. This other girl at my school keeps loosing and regaining her axel. Lol I was to afraid to ever jump so I just do my moves and ice dance.

    • Ela
      Ela Uukausi sitten

      +WhyNotSynchro shcherbakova got a future bc is known that her family if thin so she might keep a slim body yet she is inconsistent

    • WhyNotSynchro
      WhyNotSynchro Uukausi sitten +2

      +Bela Wood ya ikr. Some of those girls are lucky enough to keep their body though. Like there was this one girl at the four continents that we watched today and she is 18 and her body shape is very thin, so I'm not surprised she can do all her jumps lol. But yeah the body shape is very important I agree, cause sometimes it makes things more difficult/ easy than for other people.

    • Bela Wood
      Bela Wood Uukausi sitten +7

      They may not be able to when they get hips. It's the physics.

    • Mia Kim
      Mia Kim Uukausi sitten +1

      @Alysa Lui

  • Potato Tasha
    Potato Tasha 3 kuukautta sitten

    *Drake?...I only know Robbie Gonzales*

  • NorthernStal The famously unfamous penguin

    Don't speak too soon I bet yuzuru hanyu will nail the quintiple flip

  • SuicideBunny6
    SuicideBunny6 4 kuukautta sitten +1

    Revolutions per minute, Rise Against anyone? :D

  • Micaela Royo
    Micaela Royo 4 kuukautta sitten

    This skating boy is literally Yuri on ice

  • Jacob Linding Pedersen
    Jacob Linding Pedersen 4 kuukautta sitten

    music is a bit high

  • A J Rodinsky
    A J Rodinsky 4 kuukautta sitten

    What if the skaters improve a different variable in their spins, and their legs get enough of a proportionate strength boost to give them a higher jump, and thus more time to rotate at the current speeds.

  • XxOliverLucaxX
    XxOliverLucaxX 4 kuukautta sitten

    I learn a lot of new tricks here

  • I am an artist but can’t draw
    I am an artist but can’t draw 4 kuukautta sitten

    almost impossible means possible right

  • John Gabriel Ferraer
    John Gabriel Ferraer 4 kuukautta sitten

    Why are you Drake??

  • Chupatwo Chupatwo
    Chupatwo Chupatwo 4 kuukautta sitten

    the true champion will perform a quad without making a silly face lmao

  • Crazy Cool Cuber
    Crazy Cool Cuber 4 kuukautta sitten

    I did one off a low diving board