A Long Jump Attack (LJA) is a jump attack that can cover a much large distance within a short amount of time. Not only can it can be used to jump across large gaps, it can also be used to squeeze through a few tight gaps. The LJA is often considered to be a GCN only trick since the easier and more versatile Gale Boomerang LJA is GCN only, however LJAs are not limited to just the boomerang. For example, the Sword & Shield skip achieves an LJA by knocking an enemy into the air, then jumping after it.
Depending on the situation, this can be done as either a human or a wolf.
There are two ways that are required get an LJA, which limits the effectiveness of the LJA somewhat:
The targeted object/enemy must be over a void OR
The targeted object/enemy must be over an object/solid ground that is at a higher elevation than Link.
The Gale Boomerang is treated as a target, as the camera "locks" onto it. On GCN versions, once the gale is thrown, you cannot move or press any other buttons else you will lose the boomerang as a target. For Wii versions, however, this camera lock is broken when you pull out the sword, thus rendering Gale LJA impossible on those versions. Hacking has proven Gale LJA works on Wii if the sword is hacked out, but this is not possible without hacks.
If you aim the boomerang over a void that has something below it (such as some of the voids in Palace of Twilight), the void LJA method will not work.
In addition, the window in which you can jumpslash and still achieve a LJA varies according to different areas.
In general, there are three varieties of windows for boomerang LJAs:
For more information on the windows of various LJAs, please visit their respective pages.