In Mario Kart, you have to wait a few seconds before receiving an item from an item box. As a kid, I always thought mashing L sped up this excruciatingly long (2-5 second) process.
However, there are a few other ways I could imagine Mario Kart handles this operation. The waiting period could be determined by:
- Your current placement
- Your currently/previously held items
- Your character/kart (this may only be a factor in Double Dash)
Is it possible to influence how fast your receive your item, or is it determined by other factors?