Crickets can jump up to three feet high or 30 times on their body length.
Some like the spider cricket can even leap farther having a distance of about 50-60 times on the lengths of their body. They have powerfully built legs that are best for jumping very high and far.
They jump to avoid predators. The larger their hind legs, they can go more distance with just one leap. While walking, they usually keep their back legs raised higher that is above the ground level. Some species flap wings, flying to extend a jump.
They will rely on the front legs as they reserve the larger ones for jumping purposes. Not only that they can take off quickly, to prevent them from falling over, the land using the back of their legs and this will also prepare them so they can jump easily and quickly.
Both of their back legs can move at the same time, they start a jump by using only one of their legs. They can jump at any surface even in a glass pane and in your bed.
The average jump of a house cricket is up to three feet at a time. A field cricket that can be found indoors that has a brown color and has a length closer to an inch having powerful back legs can also jump in a distance of three feet.
Like camel crickets, they jump at people as a form of self-defense mechanism so that predators will be scared of them. They are much aggressive and might even bite you if you are too close.