I discovered an interesting phenomenom while jumping on the side of hills. I go big, by pointing my snowboard/skis downhill and jumping. Several times when I was really powered up, I found myself just hoovering above the ground. It is a really weird feeling. I have never experienced this sensation on water or flat surfaces. Most of the time on the water even in gusty conditions my body was either going up or down during a jump. I am not talking about the elevator effect where you start to drop and get lifted again. I am talking about a feeling of hoovering slowly downwind (uphill) 10 - 20 feet above the ground. I like going big, but I have to admit that this sense of hoovering is downright scary.
Anyone else experience this?
You can really go big on a hill with skis, I am amazed how much more air I can get on snow compared to the water. It freaks me out sometimes.
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2002 1:00 am Posts: 171 Location: France
In French, it's called "vol de pente", something like "slope flight"...
See some vids of Chastagnols and overs... They do make some
insane flights ( can't speak of jumps anymore...),
more than 100 m. long...
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