Ground Cancel Jump

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A ground cancel jump is a jump that does not update Jak's last known grounded position.

Ground cancel jumps are used to store fall damage and to initiate the infinite bounces needed for the current method of Fire Canyon Skip.


When Jak lands back on the ground from a jump or from loading a save file, it takes 3 frames of being grounded for the game to update Jak's last known grounded position. By jumping during this 3 frame window, Jak will go airborne again and his position will not be updated. These jumps can be chained to move Jak without updating his last known grounded position. By doing this, the game thinks that Jak is continuously airborne.


The ground cancel jump was discovered by Kuitar.

Video Demonstrations

Movement Techniques in the Jak and Daxter series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Boosted UppercutEco BoostExtended UppercutFall Damage Animation CancelFast SwimGround Cancel JumpIce MomentumInfinite BounceJump Pad One FrameJump Pad Hitbox ExtensionLava WalkProxy JumpQuad JumpRocket UppercutWater HopsWater RolljumpWet FeetZoom Walk
Jak II: Renegade AbahbounceBoosted UppercutExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Proxy JumpRocket UppercutVehicle ClipVehicle FlingVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater Rolljump
Jak 3 AbahbounceBoosted UppercutConcussor Spin JumpExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimGlitch High JumpInfinite Flight GlitchJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Peace Maker LaunchProxy JumpRocket UppercutSpeed ZoomerVehicle ClipVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater RolljumpWave Concussor Infinite Jumps
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