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"It's one of the points in my life where I can honestly say, that this has definitely been done before," says a voice, mocking Travis Rice. Other jabs at The Art of Flight include the scene where the cast plays with axes - but with different results.
The film, which is mostly done in jest, is not without its own high-flying stunts to show off. Skiers and snowboarders take to the pipe (a real, full one), as well as ride off a vertical concrete wall, zip down backcountry chutes, and fly up in the air - all shown in intentionally dramatic (and satirical?) slow motion.
In the end, The Science of Airborning is tastefully done in good fun. I'm sure Travis Rice and his buddies would appreciate it, especially how the short film closes. "You know it's not the destination or the journey. And it seems cliche to say, but it's really just The Science of Airborning."