How to snake
This is a skeleton guide for snaking. I plan on editing in more information once I have unlocked more karts. I plan on this guide to provide time to spark (TTS), Boost duration (BD), and other properties that range from kart-to-kart to provide an in-depth guide to this hidden gameplay enhancement that most higher leveled players use.
What is snaking?
-Snaking is the use of consecutive boosts from drifting from one to another, to achieve snaking initiate a drift until you begin to spark. With enough practice, you can get drift boosts a split second before you actually see your sparks completely light up. After you have achieved sparks, boost; then drift in the opposite direction in the same fashion. To prevent losing place, make sure to only perform snaking when you know that there are no relevant obstacles that would ruin your line of drifts. This can be done with most karts, even on a straightaway, as long as you can hold your drift long enough. In other words, just drift in the opposite direction consistently on a straightaway to attain high speeds.
Why bother snaking?
-"To snake or not to snake" is more of a morality question. Snaking allows you to outperform other orthodox racing measures because of the game's boosting mechanics. This is not an exploit, although many racers would denounce it as cheap or cheating. Some karts, like the barrel train, were made specifically around the use of drift boost. Snaking is useful if you know WHEN to use it. Luckily, Nintendo has reduced the potency of the snaking mechanics so it is not as easily abused, but it is still possible and should be used when viable.
TTS and other information coming soon. Please feel free to contribute, but please, please, please use spell check.