20 second + Leads
(Long time no post huh.) Just a little pointer on how you might set a new track record or get a 20 second lead in a game. This only applies if you don't suck at steering and this hint is specifically for Metal City. You'll preferably want to use Rouge for this. When you choose your gear, select the "Grinder". ("Sneakers" that let any character grind.) Then blah-blah Metal City and all that crap. Pull back as SOON as the countdown starts until you hit around 2.5 seconds. Run forward. If done correctly, you will have an "Unbelievable!" start which gives you a speed boost. AVOID CARS AT ALL COST. When the first rails come up, grind on them until you come up to the flying ramp. Be sure to get the ring box in the 3rd one as this will make it easier. When you get onto the road, boost as much as possible until you hit the quarter-pipe near the intersection. Jump up and grind on the rail next to it. Try to get one of the ring boxes. By the time you get across and collect some rings, you'll probably have level 3. Just try and boost when you slide around ANY corner and repeat these steps. (The boosting around the corner can give you a 40 or 50 speed boost.) You should (if you can steer right) be about 20 seconds or more ahead of the guy behind you. This is how I get my 30 - 35 second leads.
Added by: naga sadow Apr 28th 2010, ID#7951