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

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    MISTER MALABAR 5 hours ago

    lot of women and soyboys at wired, what a shocker

    SSTEAS 6 hours ago

    So the biomechanics professor is the one person we'll never see in any olympic sport, ever?
    America. Where fat people tell skinny people how to do skinny people things.

  • Na M
    Na M 8 hours ago

    It seems like the quad axel (4A) would come first.

  • tyj8tim
    tyj8tim 8 hours ago

    assistant professor vs professor is different, please be accurate. and also, seriously, 5-8x the body weight? did you even think before you speak, assistant professor? 5-8x the body weight means 5-8G - for reference, rocket launch usually is around 3G. Another way to put it, if someone can land with 5-8x the body weight, then F = ma = (5)*45 (i'm assuming low end of 5x the body weight, and 45kg of a light female skater), that's F = 225N. Convert that back to body weight, that's equivalent of squatting 225kg (495lb) on a single leg. ANOTHER way to think about it, you get back what you output (in physics pretty much, minus some loss to frictions and etc, it should actually be lower). So to land with 5-8x the body weight means the skater need to be able to output a force of 5-8x the body weight. Seriously, if someone thought about that statement, you would realize it's wrong.

  • Jenna Sexton
    Jenna Sexton 8 hours ago

    Daddy asf

  • Odysseus Lucifer
    Odysseus Lucifer 10 hours ago

    Title should read "... And why Tonya Harding was so incredible."

  • SentsuizanXS
    SentsuizanXS 23 hours ago

    Limits are made to be broken.

  • Kameron Sq.
    Kameron Sq. 23 hours ago

    Or they could jump higher.

  • ItsYuuuge
    ItsYuuuge 23 hours ago

    Don't compare it to snowboarding as if an ice skater could spin that faster that high in the air with a board on their feet

  • Frank Esposito
    Frank Esposito Day ago

    Almost,.. ..

  • Q
    Q Day ago

    It took balls that won't swing too much cause they're so small

  • Q
    Q Day ago

    skiers and boarders just have to go higher and higher, but that means biffing the landings gets more and more deadly

  • Q
    Q Day ago

    Almost impossible is possible fucktards

  • Zach
    Zach Day ago

    I was wearing blunnies last year bruh

  • MovieManiac33
    MovieManiac33 Day ago

    Skaters land between 5 to 8 times their body weight on one leg. Nah, something is wrong with that stat. It's like these small bodies holding up 5 to 8 hundred pounds on their knees.

  • YughenTV
    YughenTV Day ago +1

    Look a guy did a quintuple jump on tape tvclip.biz/video/dQw4w9WgXcQ/video.html

  • Lucy Simone
    Lucy Simone Day ago

    The first person to officially land any quad jump was Canadian Kurt browning on March 27th 1988. Elvis Stojko also Canadian was the first to land a quand double jump in 1991. Timothy was 1998. #factcheck

  • H3000
    H3000 Day ago

    Pretty weak trampoline skills... Quadking didnt even land a 900? landed it when I was 13 :p

  • Ed Jackson
    Ed Jackson Day ago

    I didn't even know that was music at first.

  • Sokleng Chhem
    Sokleng Chhem Day ago

    skinny jeans and skates...

  • gatorred789
    gatorred789 Day ago

    None of y'all are spotting. That's why you're dizzy.

  • Asura
    Asura Day ago

    I wonder how they don't break their ankle

  • xX_unkown_Xx
    xX_unkown_Xx Day ago

    Saw title ALMOST

  • xX_unkown_Xx
    xX_unkown_Xx Day ago

    Isn't it we've only done a Triple axel

  • Karina Guardia
    Karina Guardia 2 days ago

    News for America: the king is Yuzuru Hanyu, not Nathan Chen

  • Nicola LovesDanAndPhil

    I'm sorry but did he just say "jump spins" other than that I liked the video

  • Ihsaan Ali
    Ihsaan Ali 2 days ago

    I believe American Olympian Nathan Chen has made the quintuple possible at the 2020 Winter Olympics!!

  • Keeley Grace
    Keeley Grace 2 days ago

    I’m dizzy

  • elsie grace
    elsie grace 2 days ago

    hey that’s yerba buena ice skating rink in sf!!

  • Harley Quinn
    Harley Quinn 2 days ago

    That spin thingy is like a turn board.

  • Chester Hill
    Chester Hill 2 days ago

    nicholi rogatkin? 1440?

  • Xeon Zephyr
    Xeon Zephyr 2 days ago

    Julian Yee

  • NooitGenoegDaan
    NooitGenoegDaan 2 days ago


  • Constantin
    Constantin 2 days ago

    Almost and Impossible in one sentence?!

  • Bianca Aletti
    Bianca Aletti 2 days ago +1

    Gotta love my boy Nathan Quad...I mean Chen.

  • Alan Ball
    Alan Ball 2 days ago

    ugh seems like a brain blender.

  • a wild dan has appeared

    I've been skating for years (since i was 6) and Havnt landed one yet

  • AWildBard
    AWildBard 2 days ago

    Interesting show; and, I'm glad you didn't break your ankle.

  • Lance Harris
    Lance Harris 2 days ago

    So someone can do quadruple spin but can it do this? Only 399

  • tiffany mayer
    tiffany mayer 2 days ago +1

    i’ll show you

  • Takeshi Seewa
    Takeshi Seewa 2 days ago

    Anyone remember the dizzy disc?

  • Takeshi Seewa
    Takeshi Seewa 2 days ago

    That angular projectile 2:32

  • Raymond Doan
    Raymond Doan 2 days ago

    Inb4 6 quints

  • dennytenny
    dennytenny 2 days ago

    meh, Trump did six.

  • Robin Maida
    Robin Maida 2 days ago

    thats what they said to surya bonaly

  • Javi Vasq.
    Javi Vasq. 2 days ago

    Nathan Chen is not human then.

  • Dustin Diamond
    Dustin Diamond 3 days ago

    I thought this video was going to show me "Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump"

  • Soggytoast
    Soggytoast 3 days ago

    2:28 Jesus attach some propellers to him and he could achieve flight

  • ProducerOM
    ProducerOM 3 days ago

    All figure skating association needs to do is add a mini ice ramp in the corner of the rink. Done.

  • Daniel Chachanashvili

    do a video on gymnasts, u dont have a single video on gymnastics? thats the peak of physical prowess

  • Travis Carroll
    Travis Carroll 3 days ago

    Athletes are going to end up getting more hang time, and we'll see a quint before too long

  • Eric Regan
    Eric Regan 3 days ago

    Kudos for trying!

  • AURA
    AURA 3 days ago

    So much respect for these Figure Skaters, imagine the discipline that goes into Achieving these quads, just watching them gives goosebumps.

  • Aidan S
    Aidan S 3 days ago

    Well maybe they can't spin faster, but what if they could jump higher? Wouldn't that help?

  • Carmander
    Carmander 3 days ago

    I once over rotated by accident and did 5 rotations...sadly i wasn't ready so i didn't land too well

  • SupremeKermit
    SupremeKermit 3 days ago

    Dis drakes cousin?

  • Recovery??? Don't know her

    Few days later and Nathan Chen just did 6 quads in his last performance and beat his record of 4 lmao

  • Shit Post
    Shit Post 3 days ago

    Why is no one talking about Yuzuru? He actually won most of the competitions AND currently has the world record AND won the olympics

  • Rachel White
    Rachel White 3 days ago

    couldn't you just make the jump bigger and then get time to get more flips in? for snowboarding not skating

  • Wylfryd
    Wylfryd 3 days ago

    We've been doing five spins on trampolines and in aerials (freestyle skiing discipline) long time ago. So... Yeah, it's totally possible with enough time

  • Caleb Garland
    Caleb Garland 3 days ago

    People are have already been doing quint corks/ 1440's on scooters for a while now. Relevant to snowboarding or skiing because they are both considered extreme sports

  • Prohn
    Prohn 3 days ago

    Year 3000: Milluple jumps and flips

  • Plastic Fork
    Plastic Fork 3 days ago

    what? skydivers do it all the time

  • Azathoth
    Azathoth 4 days ago

    why am i not surprised that this was filmed in san francisco

  • froobalation
    froobalation 4 days ago


  • John Smith
    John Smith 4 days ago

    Make a bigger ramp maybe...

  • Juan David Redondo
    Juan David Redondo 4 days ago

    Elevator entitle nevertheless gopakr researcher lie part random full-time cabinet missile bias unemployment slide

  • Wheatley
    Wheatley 4 days ago

    Born to make.... nvm

  • Lane Nicholson
    Lane Nicholson 4 days ago

    So we need someone to go and exercise their forearms like crazy until they are abnormally big and shoot for 5 spins.

  • Exzaviour Alexzander

    One word: Ice Princess XD

  • w3sp
    w3sp 4 days ago

    And like 20-30 years ago people probably thought quads are impossible.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie 4 days ago

    I know Dihn he is my friend because I skate at his rink and live in san fran.

  • Mathieu Godin
    Mathieu Godin 4 days ago

    thank you for this video it was really interesting

  • hoppetoss
    hoppetoss 4 days ago

    What they should know is that a quad cork is 4 flips over the shoulder but quad spin is MUCH easier than that and i also thing its already been done so this documentary doesn't make sense sry

  • Savage Younicorn
    Savage Younicorn 4 days ago

    Omg, as an ice skater, seeing people trying to turn on the spin disk is so frustrating how they don’t hold a straight axis

  • Tıαnα ιѕ Aωєѕoмє

    I love Nathan Chen ❤️❤️

  • Millennium Gaming
    Millennium Gaming 4 days ago


  • Elon// Thomas
    Elon// Thomas 5 days ago

    The small things like the backing soundtrack makes this so much more enjoyable.

  • Harold BeaumontFinns

    I don't buy he can't do 2 rotations on a trampoline

  • CarSVernon
    CarSVernon 5 days ago

    Can someone explain why counterclockwise is what everyone is taught? I ask cause I spin a lot easier clockwise, as a run of the mill righty.

  • Voidition
    Voidition 5 days ago

    this dude looks like a combination of drake and obama

  • xflynskywlkr27
    xflynskywlkr27 5 days ago +2

    All the while artisticts and eloquence gets left behind
    Rather watch a skater who can only do one quad but has great artistic ability then a skater who can do 4 but has the eloquence of a robot. Same thing is happening in gymnastics

  • dragonboy718
    dragonboy718 5 days ago


  • The Phoenix
    The Phoenix 5 days ago

    so before a match are they scanning hands that they dont have "weight" implants :D?

  • The Phoenix
    The Phoenix 5 days ago

    so i just seen a different new video where they say triple jump is so impressive lol.

  • Ярослав Георгиев

    Yeah, that's basic physics

  • Nick Xavier
    Nick Xavier 5 days ago

    They're already practicing them... tvclip.biz/video/LTgVt62m0DU/video.html

  • alifkaaa
    alifkaaa 5 days ago

    if Drake and Vsauce had a baby it would look like _____.

  • Yang Ji
    Yang Ji 5 days ago

    That herman miller louge looks so nice in the corner.

  • alphavideochannel
    alphavideochannel 5 days ago +4

    I can do a quadruple klutz !

  • Riicho Bamin
    Riicho Bamin 5 days ago

    That former quad king, MASSIVE respect him for his humility !

  • mr._turtle1966
    mr._turtle1966 5 days ago

    I’m always running around jumping and doing singles (both ways) and am able to do doubles on flat! It’s really just throwing everything you’ve got st trying to spin. I can also do doubles on a tramp, and I wouldn’t even want to know what a quad feels like :b

  • david garces
    david garces 5 days ago +1

    An even more amazing quad that wasn't mentioned! (If you don't know tricking...prepare to be amazed) tvclip.biz/video/30yH1PvR5tM/video.html

  • Hyunjae Lee
    Hyunjae Lee 5 days ago

    If Yuna Kim had the build of a male skater...

  • Julian Aguilar
    Julian Aguilar 5 days ago +1

    hes so kyoot

  • Last Millenium
    Last Millenium 5 days ago +1


  • Blasticide 01
    Blasticide 01 5 days ago

    2:30 look at the flying mucus there LMAO

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie 5 days ago

    Forget about the spinning.What about that blokes ridiculous looking beard 😂😂

  • Jamie S
    Jamie S 5 days ago

    Isn't "almost impossible" an oxymoron.Something can't be almost impossible it either is or isn't no?

  • Fuchs Flips
    Fuchs Flips 5 days ago

    look at gtrampers they are doing sixtuplke kabooms