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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Also as part of the entertainment at BIC, race-goers will have a trio of extreme rides to choose from, including a Reverse Bungee, a SCAD (Suspended Catch Air Device) Freefall and a Sky Coaster.
For maximum fun and creativity, players can visit the Playground where they can go racing, perform stunts and engage in challenges, or simply drive around for fun at their own pace, and with Stunt Showcase they can race off of ramps to catch air and perform as many tricks as possible before time runs out, earning points for successful tricks and safe landings.
That helps it catch air without being pulled down by gravity.
Rory Jones & Tom Hughes catch air on the Plains Rally Pic: Ian Francis
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
dreaming at all, with only a singular determination to catch air, to
They are a place to catch air for Zurich-West's residents.
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.
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.
But lately Moab has sprouted more mellow pursuits that you don't have to catch air or defy gravity to enjoy.
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.
This is primarily a wakeboard boat and a darn good one with a very clean, humongous wake if you dare to catch air.
As the skaters move, folds from underneath become more present or catch air, supplying a glimpse of this sparkling layer.