I think so. Also, your observation and the distance of the jump is verification about what I was saying about Walter jumping better when he was slightly "jammed" coming in to the board."
the jamming i think creates the extra height.
ive noticed that my biggest long jumps (consequently were fouls –and the fact that the jamming created over-rotation and massive height) were when i jammed myself
this happened to me on the weekend in the triple. i just couldnt handle the huge hop like he could…
walters step phase also looked better than it usually does in that video and his jump phase has always been something ive envyed