I think - without scanning the rules myself - that gdrt's reply hits the target: those "tricks" are not effective, so there is no need to exclude them.
My contribution is twofold:
One, if someone found a clever trick allowing to "carry" the ball, just about as easy as carrying it by hand, it almost surely would soon be forbidden in the rules. The spirit of the sport is quite clear, you do not carry the ball (that would be rugby-like, and they split long ago).
Two, some tricks are allowed. Namely, Cuauhtemoc Blanco's jump with the ball between his feet. (see at YouTube - 1 minute) But, there it is, it is not something you would do more than one hop, surely not all the way down the field...