9. ‘Damn—That Jump Was Huge’
Hitting jumps in a downhill race can send athletes into the air for nearly the length of a football field. When their arms start spinning mid-air (“rolling down the windows”) it usually means this bounty of sky time has come as a surprise.
“It’s an ‘Oh shit’ moment,” Ganong says.
There are always faster speeds and bigger jumps on race day.
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