|Makes you Quick-Spin.|
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 28
Panic Spin is an item which appears exclusively in City Trial, in Kirby Air Ride. It can be found out in the open, inside Green Boxes, or occasionally inside the Castle Hall secret chamber. Panic Spin can also be found in Destruction Derby.
When Kirby picks up a Panic Spin, he will immediately drop any other item he may have, and start Quick Spinning for an extended period of time. While spinning, Kirby can steer and glide as usual, but will be unable to get off his machine until the spin concludes. The spin also allows Kirby to quickly break boxes open and send unmanned vehicles flying. If Kirby hits an opponent while spinning, he will send them flying similarly to the Tornado ability. If Kirby is hit while spinning, the spin will end early.
Kirby can collect other items and use them while spinning. Notoriously, if he picks up a Fireworks cone, he will be unable to shoot straight with it.
- Name taken from Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 28