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My friends are intense MKDD gamers and we are very dirty when we play. Because of this we have been able to dodge red shells easily. I want to take it to next level, I want to dodge blue shell. I know this is possible because we have did it I just do not know the solid technique to get it.

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If you like playing dirty, breaking on the right time might take out some other players behind you. – alexanderpas Jul 24 '10 at 21:58
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A properly timed mushroom/boost may get you out of the blast radius.

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Even if you are in first place ? I had one of friends get on a corner and was able to get the blue shell to blast off course – phwd Jul 14 '10 at 22:23
There is a minuscule window of opportunity, but yes, even if you are in first place (though you'd have to be in the first place, if you were being targeted by the shell). I didn't even think it was possible myself, but there are videos and guides online describing how (and showing) that it's possible. – Raven Dreamer Jul 15 '10 at 0:46
yes, I've done it a couple times. You need a shroom and wait for that slight delay as the blue shell circles above you before it rains down. – dotjoe Aug 4 '10 at 19:20
It works with a slide-boost as well. :) – GnomeSlice Sep 21 '10 at 13:46

If you're in 1st, hit the brakes hard whenever you hear the sound of a blue shell from anywhere. If you're lucky, you'll slow down enough to let someone pass you in time, at which point you simply need to keep a short distance between yourself and the new 1st placer until they get pwned by the shell.

Try to keep out of their blast radius.

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Until everybody else does the same thing... ;) – GalacticCowboy Aug 5 '10 at 12:22
Fair, but it's a good strategy if you don't have a mushroom - and if it works, the payoff is immense. – Keaanu Aug 17 '10 at 16:27

I've had one where it zoomed at me just as I started up a small hill/bump, the shell missed me due to my upward movement and it instead went through the ground. The funny part is that the shell was still visible going off into the "distance" beneath the ground.

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It's very difficult to do, but if you start up a slide-boost when you hear a blue shell coming, you can activate the boost just before the shell hits. As I stated though, it's quite difficult to do, and I've only ever avoided probably a few dozen shells this way.

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