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

  • Published on:  2/9/2018
  • 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. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump | WIRED


  • ExplosionChimp
    ExplosionChimp a years ago+4681

    It’s official then. They need to add ramps to figure skating.

  • broncojonnes
    broncojonnes a years ago+4750

    "so we're probably not gonna see a Quint any time soon" The moment someone says those words you know someone's going to do it

  • isabel s
    isabel s 9 months ago+572

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

  • charlie garcia
    charlie garcia a years ago+387

    Well according to Yuzuru Hanyu there is an athlete that could possibly jump a quint and that's Boyang Jin. He's even anticipating the day he will see Boyang Jin jump a quint. Despite what science says, Yuzu's belief in Boyang Jin is greater.

  • johnny_schwifty.soundcloud

    4:46 Just a friendly warning, don't land on one leg on a trampoline (epecially while spinning too lol) It's instinctual to do that, but on trampoline physics it's dangerous. Some chick at gymnastics told me she blew out her knee doing that.

  • Emily Zhao
    Emily Zhao a years ago+885

    skating is finally being recognized as athletic.

  • BuyLow SellHigh
    BuyLow SellHigh a years ago+687

    They said the same thing about the quad 20 years ago

  • isabel necessary
    isabel necessary a years ago+216

    Get a bit sick of how American media ignores all the other top skaters that aren’t Nathan Chen

  • All of Jimin's Jams Namjoon stole

    "Why it's impossible to land a quintuple jump"
    Yuzu: Brian, please hold my pooh san
    Brian Orser: Oh sure
    Yuzu: *inhales* *shouts* BOYANG JIN

  • Franklin Yao
    Franklin Yao a years ago+139

    Don’t care about who the quad kind is lol Yuzuru Hanyu is still the best skater alive 👌🏻

  • Katherine Leal Arismendi
    Katherine Leal Arismendi a years ago+65

    For some reason, I feel like Yuzuru will want to make a quintuple jump and I believe he can do it. I mean, that man don't know the word "impossible" xDD

  • HanSolo1519
    HanSolo1519 10 months ago+116

    That professor looks like he's seen about as much sleep as me.

  • its.sophia
    its.sophia 11 months ago+70

    Me having no experience at figure skating and can’t even roller skate
    (Books a session at a ice rink)
    Almost ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Exol For life
    Exol For life  5 months ago+24

    "We wont see a quintuple anytime soon" .... yuzuru thought otherwise 😭💓

  • Grape Space
    Grape Space a years ago+188

    Ok but Yuzuru Hanyu is the quad and triple axel queen

  • nopenopenope
    nopenopenope a years ago+31

    Fidget spinners on ice

  • NorthernStal The famously unknown penguin

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

  • Hugh W
    Hugh W a years ago+30

    I can't even do 2 rotations on land 😂😂😂

  • Samサマンサ
    Samサマンサ 3 months ago+15

    My brother: HoCkEy Is MoRe DiFfIcUlT ThAn FiGuRe SkAtInG!!!

  • Kyote 10
    Kyote 10 2 days ago

    It was Canadian Kurt Browning who landed the first ever quad in competition way back in 1988 at World's. Yes Nathan Chen was the first to land 5.