David Wise Sets World's Highest Air - Quarterpipe to Banked Landing

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.

Designed and co-created by David, with the Audi Nines crew and the ultimate Schneestern build team, this design has been a year in the making. Already on Day 1, Wise took advantage of optimal weather conditions to test out the event’s 10-meter-high quarterpipe feature.

“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.

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.”