Tricks and their uses Tricks there are many uses that can either help you avoid certain items or give you a little boost. Tricks range from doing tricks off of ramps, avoiding a certain annoying pow block, or using wheelies for a little extra speed control set up this is how you do tricks for each of the controllers depending on which you use. Wheel - to do a trick with a wheel all you have to do is push the wheel away from you in a quick motion Wiimote - (same as wheel just without the wheel ) Wiimote + Nunchuk - shake the wii remote Gamecube Controller - just press any of the D-pad buttons --> + Classic Controller - (same as the Gamecube controller) Ramps doing a trick as soon as you launch off anything that sends you flying upwards whether its a little bump or one of the boost ramps will send you flying a little higher while you watch your character do a trick and once it touches the ground it will get a little speed boost Wheelie (bikes only) when on a bike if you do a trick while on the ground (D-pad users = up or down) you will ride into a wheelie which increases your speed. warning when doing a wheelie make sure your on a straight path, if you have to do a sudden turn do a trick again to stop the wheelie because you cannot turn while wheeling. also i noticed if you try turning whether its a small turn you will lose speed, you can only be at your fastest when going straight. Pow Block the dreaded pow block which always hits everyone in front of you... the only way to escape it fully would be if your in the air, but even so you can still a avoid the speed drop if you do a trick as it hit you. you will still lose your item but you won't lose any speed.