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HIGHEST QUARTERPIPE AIR! DAVID WISE SETS WORLD RECORD

Apr 242019

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 set up 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 and 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.

The feature design took cues from a similar obstacle used by Danny Way to set the current world record quarterpipe air in skateboarding, and incorporated input from legendary snowboarder Terje Håkonsen, the current record holder in his sport.

 

It’s the second time that Wise has set a high mark at the Audi Nines. In 2016 he shattered the record for highest air on a hip, flying 14.2 meters (46 feet, 6 inches) above the coping!

“I can’t say enough for the crew out here, the Schneestern guys and the whole Audi Nines team, because this is a team effort,” said Wise. “I get to be the guy who gets the highest air, but I could not have done it alone.”

 

Stay tuned for more insane action coming out of the Audi Nines event in Sölden, Austria by staying on top of Monster Energy Instagram and Facebook!

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