QE-Canceling is a technique using Quick Equip that allows Link to move sooner after using certain items. This technique cancels the ending part of item using animations, thus opening up movement quicker than intended. This technique is used for Fire Rod Boosting and Ice Rod Clipping.
The items using animation will be cut short and Link will be able to move instantly after use. Alternatively, this can also be done by opening the Items Menu after using an item, then manually switching that item out. It works the same as QE-Canceling but is noticeably slower.
Not every item in the game can actually be QE-Canceled. Some items using animation will never shorten when attempting to QE-Cancel them. Out of the items in the game, these are the one that are QE-Cancel viable: