Midair Shell Jump
Difficulty Frame-perfect
Works With Shells
Symbol Arrow Sign (Left)Arrow Sign (Right)
Game Styles

The Midair Shell Jump, commonly referred to as simply a Midair, and also known as the TAS Jump (JP) is widely considered to be one of the most difficult to pull off tricks in Super Mario Maker.

How It Works

A Midair Shell Jump is done by throwing the shell backwards and redirecting the shell forwards before Mario's throwing animation finishes. When Mario starts his throwing animation there is 1 frame before the shell is thrown. By turning around during this frame the shell is flicked underneath Mario.


There are 3 different techniques for doing a Midair Input.

Tap Fastreaderz Flick
Midair Shell Jump (Tap)
Midair Shell Jump (Fastreaderz)
Midair Shell Jump (Flick)


Doing the midair input at different heights lets you do different variations.

(Surfing Midair)
Normal Late
(Midair Shellmet)
Midair Shell Jump (Early)
Midair Shell Jump (Tap)
Midair Shell Jump (Shellmet)
Bump Death / Damage Boost
Midair Shell Jump (Bump)
Midair Shell Jump (Death)

Basic Variations

Cape Midair

A midair shell jump can be done as Cape Mario by doing the midair input while floating. If Mario has stored flight then he is able to start flying after the shell jump.

Normal Cape Flight
Midair Shell Jump (Cape)
Midair Shell Jump (Cape Flight)

Falling Yoshi/Boot Mount

Falling Yoshi Mount (Midair Shell Jump)

Mini Midair

Midair Shell Jump (Mini)

Rising Midair

Midair Shell Jump (Rising)

Shellmet Damage Boost

Normal Shellmet Swap
Midair Shell Jump (Shellmet Damage Boost)
Midair Shell Jump (Shellmet Swap)

Spinning Midair

Midair Shell Jump (Spinning)

Advanced Variations

Falling Damage Boost Midair

Basic Advanced

Fire Flower

By shooting a fireball after throwing the shell, it is possible to jump off the shell and kill it at the same time.

Midair Shell Jump (Fire Flower)

Ledge Midair

Normal Spin Jump
Midair Shell Jump (Ledge)
Midair Shell Jump (Ledge Spin Jump)

Phase Midair


Regrab Midair

By twirling the shell with a cape or tail on the same frame Mario lands on it it is possible to regrab the shell.

Floating Midair Regrab

See Also

Shell Jump

Assisted MidairBackshotBouncing Shell JumpDrop Shell JumpMidair Shell JumpRolling Shell JumpRegrab Shell JumpShell HoppingShell RecyclingYoshi Shell JumpWeird Shell Jump

Item Tech

Controlled POW ExplosionExploding POW Door EntryFast Momentum Item JumpFloating Door EntryGround Pound Item GrabGround Pound Item JumpItem Spin JumpItem Vine CarryItem Wall ClipItem Wall JumpJugglingMidair Input Item JumpMidair P Switch JumpMidair Spring JumpP Switch DropP Switch KillP Switch JumpPOW Block DuplicationPOW Block VanishingPOW Jump (Regrab) • Re-Useable POWShellmet Duck JumpSideways Spring JumpSissy ThrowSinking in Lava Item JumpSpin CancelSpring Jump CancelSpring Spin JumpSuper Spring Jump GlitchYoshi Midair Item Jump

Enemy Tech

Bob-omb ElevatorBob-omb RidingBob-omb Timer ResetChanging an Enemy's DirectionCoin Block ClipFalling Bob-omb Spin JumpFalling Enemy JumpFireball Bob-omb StallingFrozen Beach Koopa GlitchMeow DiveMidair Enemy JumpMidair Spin JumpMoving a Stationary EnemyOffscreen Enemy BypassReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp POW JumpThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassLift ReleaseMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpPropeller CancelShellmet TechSpin FlyYoshi Back TongueYoshi Damage BoostYoshi Dismount (1st Frame) • Yoshi Double JumpYoshi Eating Blocks GlitchYoshi Slow SpitYoshi Spin Jump Mount

Other Tech

1st Frame Jump (Door) • Air StallingBumper BypassCrouch StorageDonut Speed TechGround Pound (CancelCancel JumpPlatform) • Hidden Block BypassInvincibility GlitchJoystick Exclusive TechLevel Start Frame JumpMidair InputMoonwalkingNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit Frame JumpPipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpin JumpTriple Jump (Phantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump