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10 Hours at Nine Knights

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5:42 p.m.

Photograph By Ethan Stone

"Three, two, one, go!" Nico Zacek calls out. At the top of the in-run, Zacek is the communication link between the riders and the helicopter swooping above the jump. Helicopter footage can capture some of the most spectacular perspectives from a jump session, but it requires intensive planning and timing to catch the moment just right.