When I was a kid, growing up in the seventies (the golden years of bmx) air was everything to us. None of my friends were all that interested in racing. We always met out in the Canyons of Southern California to get air. We had a great jump and just launched over and over, trying to get as high and wild as possible.
Is that still hip? I never see it where I live (Atlanta). I know guys are into skate parks and ramps and such, and I see guys ride the streets and bounce off things, of course...do drops, etc., but what about big airs?