There are two types of Mario Kart player - those who use shortcuts, and those who lose races.
Ever since Mario Kart 8 was released a few days ago players have been dabbling with the new tracks, trying to find the best shortcuts.
To help with your own recon mission, we've put together this handy video showing you seven of our favourite shortcuts.
As is the Mario Kart tradition, some of them are located off-track and will require you to have either a mushroom or a Starman in order to get the best possible use out of them.
If you've found a better shortcut than the ones below, let us know in the comments below so we can steal it, use it online and pretend we came up with it.