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Aerial Momentum

When you are falling, the first time you press Left or Right, your vertical speed will reset (Example: Jump -> press nothing -> wait until you're falling at max speed -> press right).
In the given example, you will notice DK's falling speed significantly lower the instant you press Right. This can be used to gain extra distance from jumps (You can see this utilized in the Monkey Fest skip).
However, it may cause you to lose your forward momentum upon landing. To maintain forward momentum best, either press nothing during the entire duration of your jump, or mash Right from the apex of your jump.