Awesome Jumping

Could You Stop Rain with a Jump Rope?

Could You Stop Rain with a Jump Rope?

If you spun a jump rope fast enough, would it be possible to shield yourself from the rain? I did a thing wanted to know the answer, so he did some math and got to work building a terrifying-looking machine intending to spin a rope fast enough to stay dry under its arc.

Unicycle High Jump

Unicycle High Jump

It’s tricky enough to balance on a unicycle, let alone jump one in the air and land back on its wheel without falling on your face. But Mike Taylor is a unicycle high jumper, and can launch his one-wheeler from the ground onto a stack of 10 shipping pallets, measuring roughly 61″ high.

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How to Cross the Road

How to Cross the Road

A young man gets a running start and proceeds to jump all the way across the width of a two-lane suburban street. While it may seem like the kid has superhuman powers, his long jump is well short of the world’s record of 29 ft, 2.5 in set by Bob Beamon in 1968.

Jump Rope Skipping Record

Jump Rope Skipping Record

14 students from Japan’s Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school worked together to set a new record for the most skips by a team over a single jump rope in 60 seconds, getting their feet over the spinning rope 225 times without a miss – or about one jump every 1/4 second.

Master of Jump Rope

Master of Jump Rope

A spectacular show of athleticism and coordination from YouTuber Gumchan79793 and his high-speed jump rope antics. We just love that “swoosh” noise it makes when he hits his stride. More swooshing here. (Thanks Grigoris!)

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