Now there was a ton of controversy when they first claimed this jump at the Audi Nines was world’s highest quarter-pipe air because of the banked landing and if you do forensics on the claim they definitely specified after the blow back but there’s no taking away that two time Olympic gold medallist David Wise launched an unbelievable 11.7 meters (38 feet and 4 inches) above the coping of a quarter-pipe in Sölden, Austria.
The feature was specially designed and co-created by David, the Audi Nines crew and the ultimate Schneestern build team. The design took over a year to execute. Here’s how David explains the experience:
“I was just enjoying myself and I started going a little higher each time. 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. 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. I get to be the guy who gets the highest air, but I could not have done it alone.”
p.s. not the first record young Wise has set at the Audi Nines. Check this air he sent back in 2016 shattered the record for highest air on a hip, flying 14.2 meters (46 feet, 6 inches) above the coping: