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Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump | WIRED
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  Published: 2 weeks ago

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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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8 hours ago
Limits are made to be broken.


8 hours ago
Or they could jump higher.


8 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


10 hours ago
Almost,.. ..


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


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


11 hours ago
Almost impossible is possible fucktards


15 hours ago
I was wearing blunnies last year bruh


16 hours 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.


21 hours ago
Look a guy did a quintuple jump on tape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ


22 hours 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


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


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


1 day ago
skinny jeans and skates...


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


1 day ago
I wonder how they don't break their ankle


1 day ago
Saw title ALMOST


1 day ago
Isn't it we've only done a Triple axel


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


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


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