How high is too high?!?
Day after day, hour after hour, even minute after minute — skiers kept going higher and higher on the massive Suzuki Nine Knights hip last week, finally upgrading the world record hip air from 11 meters to a lofty 14.2 meter air from David Wise.
Though David gets to claim the record, plenty of other skiers hit the 13-meter mark, including Christof Schenk, Jules Bonnaire and Joffrey Pollet-Villard with huge alley-oop 270s. Bene Mayr’s straight airs and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand’s cork 450s were way up there as well.
Despite a few days of bad weather, the skiers were able to make use of short weather windows to charge into the feature at full speed. “I’m so exhausted,” admitted Jules Bonnaire after his highest jump. “All this adrenaline, all this pressure. It’s just so intense.”
Now let’s let the pictures talk.
Joffrey Pollet-Villard was up there all week long with massive alley-oop airs.
JPV being metal.
Italian wildcard Christof Schenk is always down for some massive airtime.
Hang in there Christof!
Not to be out-aired: David Wise on a quest for the record.
Christof Schenk goes meter for meter with David Wise as the clouds clear out.
French rider Jules Bonnaire gets in on the action.
JPV and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand double-team the beast.
ABM was going massive with double flatspins on both sides of the hip.
German rider Bene Mayr gets a taste of the heights.
ABM enjoys the views from ten meters above the deck.