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I know it's something with when "2" is visible, but is there an optimal time? It looks like there's different degrees of the speed boost.

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There are 2 levels of boost. If you are driving a kart, you can tell which one you get by how many of your exhausts spit fire. If both spit fire, then you've got the maximum boost. If you are driving a bike, then your bike will do a wheelie when you get the maximum boost.

If you watch the numbers come on the screen it goes 3 - 2 - 1. The numbers kind of drop in from the top. You need to hit the button just as the number 2 gets to the bottom of it's downwards animation. It takes a bit of practice but after a while it becomes second nature.

Another tip is to count it down in your head - then you get the timing just right naturally!

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The exhausts signifying it is genius! –  Kasra Rahjerdi Jun 19 at 0:10
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"both" exhausts is incorrect, because not all karts have exactly 2 of them. More correct would be to track how long the boost lasts. –  Toomai Jun 19 at 0:11
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@Toomai okay fair point –  Gwyn Howell Jun 19 at 0:11
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One of my coworkers brought up a good point: Exhausts are only on carts, on bikes you do a wheelie if you get the second level boost. –  Kasra Rahjerdi Jun 19 at 18:42
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Great GIF found on this article: kotaku.com/… –  Thebluefish Jul 2 at 19:39

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