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What they were thinking: Catching some air

David Oski, 13, of Westminster, snowboarding on the air bag at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort, Princeton, Mass.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

David Oski, 13, of Westminster, snowboarding on the air bag at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort, Princeton, Mass.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

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Who’s up today: David Oski, 13, of Westminster, snowboarding on the air bag at Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort, Princeton, Mass.

Oski: “I usually try to be confident. I’m thinking, ‘I can do it, I can do it.’ When I go down off the ramp, I imagine that when I land right, how excited and accomplished I would feel. That’s one more step to becoming professional. I want to be in the Olympics in the snowboarding slopestyle. Jumping on the bag is a lot stickier than snow. It’s definitely safer when you are trying tricks. Landing on a real jump is downward at an angle. The first time I tried it, of course I fell doing backflips. But it’s so much fun. I just feel so happy when I accomplish a trick on the bag. I was doing a wildcat backflip. I haven’t done that in a while, and I wanted to get a grab in there, because it looks so much nicer. I’m thinking, basically, where is my landing when I’m in the air? I want to spot my landing. Even when I’m spinning, I’m always looking for my landing.’

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