It was not a goal, but I decided to go as high as I could, record or not. To take the title home is an experience of a lifetime. David Wise
Corona, Calif (PRWEB) April 04, 2016
Monster Energy’s skier David Wise (USA) and teammate snowboarder Christian Haller (SUI) set two new world records for the Highest Ski and Snowboard Airs on a Hip at the Suzuki Nine Knights Perfect Hip event in Watles, South Tyrol, Italy. The pair soared 46.58793 feet and 37.07349 Feet above the hip, respectively.
The two new world records were set at the “Perfect Hip” built for the Suzuki Nine Knights 2016. Two thousand viewers gathered to watch the invited world’s best transition skiers and snowboarders reaching new jaw-dropping heights, flying over the 10-meters tall axe.
“It was not a goal, but I decided to go as high as I could, record or not,” said Wise. “To take the title home is an experience of a lifetime.”
Wise nailed the record by flying 14.2 meters above the coping, an incredible three meters higher than the existing record. The previous ski world record for highest air was set at 36.9750656 Feet / 11.27 meters.
The bar was set for the highest air on a hip through Haller’s Monster Energy teammate Peetu Piiroinen who was within inches, but it was Swiss half-pipe extraordinaire Haller who flew the highest out of the snowboarders reaching 11.3 meters over the coping. The previous record was set at 10 meters. Piiroinen (FIN) was however able to clinch third place with a backside 360 nose indy in the contest.
As for Haller, it was more of a personal goal for him about getting good video and photos, and he felt confident about going for it.
“The conditions were ideal, and I felt safe and comfortable, that is what lead me to go as big as I could” said Haller. The record was cool, but for me it was more personal and about progressing.”
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