Quick Spin

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Quote1.png When rivals get too close to you during a race, you can do a Quick Spin attack by quickly tilting (the control stick) to the Left and Right! Quote2.png
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 11

Quick Spin (also referred to as Quick-Spin[1]) is a maneuver that can be performed in Kirby Air Ride. It is done when the player quickly taps left-to-right or right-to-left on the Control Stick. Doing so causes Kirby to do a spinning move on his Air Ride Machine, which slows him down a little, but allows him to attack nearby enemies or opponents.

How much damage a Quick Spin will do depends on the Air Ride Machine used, the amount of Offense Patches collected, or other factors such as the effect of a temporary Attack Up Patch. This move will also break boxes and destructible environmental objects.

In Top Ride, performing a Quick Spin will allow Kirby to shake off certain items he's picked up, if he'd rather have a different one. Furthermore, he can force his opponents to discard their items, too, if he collides with them during one.


  1. Name taken from Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 28