catch air

catch air

To jump into the air, especially in a vehicle or on sports equipment (e.g., skis, skateboards, inline skates, etc.). "Air" is often preceded by a modifier such as "big" or "major" to emphasize the size of the jump. I love this ski slope, you can catch some major air off some of its jumps! Ted caught air in his sports car as he drove over the hill.
See also: air, catch
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By the Christmas holidays Angel Fire plans to have open and operating more than 450 acres to ski and board, 4 challenging freestyle terrain parks, including New Mexico's only halfpipe, where skiers and riders can catch air and perfect their tricks, and the new 3-lane 1000-foot tubing hill, complete with night lights.
The AXS Sled is also able to grind on rails and catch air over jumps.
Rory Jones & Tom Hughes catch air on the Plains Rally Pic: Ian Francis
Half pipes are used for snowboarders that want to catch air so that they can perform a variety of different tricks simply by travelling from wall to wall.
But lately Moab has sprouted more mellow pursuits that you don't have to catch air or defy gravity to enjoy.
He said: "The scanning machines are set to catch air samples for explosives and guns and stop with a red light to alert if there are any in a bag, so I don't see how they could get through.
They are trying to catch air with a net," said Muayad al-Tayyib, using an Arabic phrase to allude to criticism that officials have not genuinely tried to find any of those responsible.
They are a place to catch air for Zurich-West's residents.
dreaming at all, with only a singular determination to catch air, to
He is not hampered by his responsibilities, nor is he self-conscious about giving in to his urges to catch air, to twist and turn and somersault in a waltz with his bike or skateboard, to defy gravity in search of "the zone'' in which thinking vanishes and "doing'' dominates.
HANG TIME Athletes catch air in the Olympic ski cross
He was ill-at-ease on the course, and looked likely to be tailed off at the top of the hill, only to come with a long, sweeping run to catch Air Marshall-who was receiving 3lb-on the post.
An innovative sound detector mounts inside a PET blow molder to catch air leaks that compromise bottle quality or productivity.
As the skaters move, folds from underneath become more present or catch air, supplying a glimpse of this sparkling layer.