catch big air

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catch big air

To jump into the air, especially in a vehicle or on sports equipment (e.g., a snowboard, skis, skateboard, bike, etc.). I love this ski slope, you can catch some big air off some of its jumps! Ted caught big air in his sports car as he drove over the hill.
See also: air, big, catch
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The XLR discs encourage creative fun with their ability to bank, curve, ricochet, and catch big air. New this year is the Vortex Revonix360 Blaster ($39.99, ages eight and up), which achieves the farthest Vortex distance yet, up to 70 feet.
Most skilled young snowboarders these days like to catch big air with daring jumps and spins, or crunch the rails and boxes in the terrain parks that have sprouted at nearly every ski area.
Before Shaun can catch big air, he needs to be able to skillfully maneuver his board down the slope.