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Teenager appears to float in mid-air as he does Mario-style ‘double jump’ on boat in Florida [Video]


Mama Mia! Teenager appears to float in mid-air as he does a Mario-style ‘double jump’ on boat

  • The teenager was on a boat through the waters of Panama City in Florida
  • He began jumping in time with the waves before appearing to float over the boat
  • Captain Scott Nguyen, 27, filmed the boy leaping at the bow of his charter boat


This is the moment a teenager appears to perform a physics-defying double jump, a move commonly seen in video games. 

Captain Scott Nguyen, 27, was ferrying passengers through the waters off Panama City, in Florida, when his charter boat came across some choppy conditions.

A young man at the bow of his boat decided to jump in time with the waves and Mr Nguyen began to film him.

A young man at the bow of Captain Scott Nguyen’s boat, as he ferried passengers through the waters off Panama City in Florida

Mr Nguyen caught a perfectly-timed jump that saw the boy appear to float in mid-air as the boat dropped away into a trough of water.

This made the teenager appear to gain height and perform a physically impossible ‘double jump’. 

The ‘double jump’ is a video game move, associated with characters like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot.

As if his other leaps up weren’t high enough, on the final jump of the video, the boat drops down the other side of the wave while he is up in the air and he shoots right up.

Known as the double jump or midair jump in the Super Mario Bros video game, it is a move that allows characters to jump for a second time while already in the air. 

The video catches the boy going up noticeably higher than his previous jumps, giving it the title 'double jump', a popular part of the video game move set popularized by gaming icons like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot

The video catches the boy going up noticeably higher than his previous jumps, giving it the title ‘double jump’, a popular part of the video game move set popularized by gaming icons like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot 

Mr Nguyen, from Panama City, Florida, said: ‘The video was taken offshore of Panama City.

‘My client double jumps a wave on the bow of the boat and goes higher than expected.

‘He wasn’t hurt in anyway.

‘We all got a good laugh from the video.

‘I’m really glad we got the footage because it’s hilarious.’

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