Teenager floats in mid-air doing Mario-style 'double jump' on boat

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

    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. 

    Also, known as the 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 leaping up in time with the waves and then appearing to do a 'double jump' as the sea, and the boat, falls away underneath him. The physics-defying move is used by video gaming icons like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot

    The video catches the boy leaping up in time with the waves and then appearing to do a ‘double jump’ as the sea, and the boat, falls away underneath him. The physics-defying move is used by video 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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