Two-time Olympic gold medallist David Wise launched 11.7 meters (38 feet and 4 inches) above the coping of a quarterpipe to banked landing, logging the highest air yet on this style of jump! Audi Nines once again played host to a record-breaking feat at the incredible setup in Sölden, Austria. The ground-breaking event has a history of pushing the athletes beyond their limits, with world records and world firsts constantly being set over features that provide the ultimate weeklong progression session.
The 10-meter-high quarterpipe feature was designed and co-created by David, along with the Audi Nines crew, and the ultimate Schneestern build team, which has been a year in the making: “I was just enjoying myself and I started going a little higher each time,” said Wise. “I never got to the point where I was terrified. I eventually got some butterflies, but butterflies in a good way. We just kept going higher and higher.”
“It was really nice to have a measuring system in place so I could do a jump, find out immediately how high I was, and then go do another jump,” he added.