The Jackknife Maximum (ジャックナイフマキシマム Jakkunaifu Makishimamu?), also known informally as the Up Kicks, is one of Dee Jay's special attacks, introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

All appearances Arcade Stick CDU + Arcade Button Kick



The initial kick of Jackknife Maximum.

Executed by charging downward, then pressing upward and kick, Dee Jay leaps up and forward into the air while delivering a slashing kick(s). How far the move travels and how many kicks are used (and thus, how much recovery time the move requires) is determined by the kick button used: light kick version has the least startup time, travels the least and delivers only one kick; heavy kick version has the longest startup time, travels the most and delivers three kicks; and medium kick version balances in-between, with two kicks.

The EX Special version introduced in Super Street Fighter IV delivers five kicks (the last kick hits twice, thus scoring up to six hits) and travels the furthest into the air with the least startup time.


The move can be generally use as an anti-air or combo finisher, and can punish whiffed airborne attacks with lower priority.



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