It can sometimes feel like athletes are super human — they’re bigger, stronger, and faster than most of us, and they don’t even have actual super powers. Although, it’s hard to say the reason this football player looks like he can levitate has everything to do with his technique, and not because he’s secretly a member of the X-Men.This mesmerizing video is of current USC Trojan wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe’s astounding vertical leap from two year’s ago at Nike’s The Opening in Oregon, which popped up this week on Reddit. When he gets to the apex of his jump, rather than immediately starting to fall, it looks like he hovers in the air like he’s Trinity in The Matrix. You’re going to watch this a thousand times, so make sure you focus on his feet for some of them. This isn’t an optical illusion, they stay at the exact same spot while he is “levitating,” meaning he really is “defying” gravity for far longer than we’d expect.https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/618867038430195712Carzy, right? So is this some phony editing or a quirk created by seeing it in slow-motion? Nope.In this other video you can watch him jump in real-time, and he definitely “floats” long enough to see it.
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