I’ve recently begun playing in events that I don’t personally run and stepping outside of my comfort zone. In doing that, I’m trying to nail down deficiencies in my game. The first thing I’m noticing is that I’m definitely not as accurate as I should be. I feel that I have very solid flipper and recovery skills (mostly because my accuracy sucks). I can loop pass, drop catch, etc without issue, but my accuracy is what’s holding me back.
When I aim, I look at the flipper and flip when the ball gets to a specific point on the flipper. Is that how most people aim? I start with where I “feel” the ball should be and then try and adjust based on where it actually goes. For example, if I feel like the ball should be in spot X and I hit the right post in front of the ramp, I’ll remember that I was early and the flip just a split second after it feels right. Hopefully that makes sense. Kind of like “This shot feels like it should be here, but it’s actually later”. Then I just flip when it’s further down the flipper than it feels like it should be.
I try and trap up as much as I can so the ball is traveling a consistent speed when I make the shot, but there are some shots when I’m actually more accurate with a moving ball than I am from a trap.
Anyone have any insights that might help?