Sonic using the Hop Jump
A spin that allows Sonic to gain air.
The Hop Jump is a move used by Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Rush and in the sequel Sonic Rush Adventure. It is the equivalent to Blaze the Cat's Axel Tornado. When using the Hop Jump, Sonic can bring himself higher into the air.
To use the Hop Jump, Sonic must be send into midair by either springs, ropes or ramps. Once he is in midair, Sonic twirls around to easier move through the air, thus allowing him to launch himself higher into the air. This is very similar to Blaze's Axel Tornado, except that the Hop Jump cannot reach as high into the air as the Axel Tornado can, since Blaze can put much more force into the updraft with her pyrokinesis.
To perform the Hop Jump in gameplay, the player must press both the Control Pad Up and the R Button at the same time when Sonic is send into the air by springs, ropes or ramps.