Midair Shell Jump
Difficulty TAS
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 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)


Cape Midair

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

Falling Damage Boost Midair


Falling Yoshi/Boot Mount

Falling Yoshi Mount (Midair Shell Jump)

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

Midair Shell Jump (Ledge)

Mini Midair

Midair Shell Jump (Mini)

Phase Midair


Regrab Midair

Floating Midair Regrab

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)

See Also

Shell Jump

Assisted MidairBackshotBouncing Shell JumpDrop Shell JumpFire Flower Shell JumpMidair Shell JumpRolling Shell JumpRegrab Shell JumpShell HoppingShell RecyclingYoshi Assisted MidairYoshi 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 JumpPropeller CancelPOW Block DuplicationPOW Jump (Regrab) • Re-Useable POWShellmet Duck JumpSissy ThrowSinking in Lava Item JumpSpin CancelSpring Jump CancelSuper 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 BypassOne Block High Buzzy Beetle JumpReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinSpin DropThwomp BypassThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpShellmet TechSpin FlyUncrouch Pipe EntryYoshi 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 InputNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit 1st Frame Jump (2nd Frame) • Pipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSideways Spring JumpSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpike Wall JumpTriple Jump (ChainingPhantom Jump) • Underwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump