View Full Version : what gives?!?

10-31-2008, 11:18 AM
I'm on highlands with Jasmine, nail a riser, shoots up the pole, flies back down....and misses!!! ends up about .8ft from hole!!!!

10-31-2008, 11:54 AM
I don't do that shot normally because of that reason. Seen that happen many times when rivaling other peeps.

10-31-2008, 12:02 PM
i had a the same thing except i was playing the ryder cup match with sho as partner. It was a par three i hit a spiral shot that struck the pin, spun round it like crazy and ended up .2 from the flag!!!! I was WELL gutted! I think its jusy one of those things :'(

10-31-2008, 12:05 PM
Welcome to the land of the failed riser.

I think I'm approaching double figures for them. Shihiko said on his site that they have a 20% chance of occurring, but that's BS - I'd say more like 1-2%.

10-31-2008, 12:09 PM
I don't think it is 20%, maybe more like 5-10%. Its rare but it happens.

10-31-2008, 12:12 PM
I've had it happen also but it depends how hard I hit it. If I hit it too hard and pin it it will pop out more often. Now if I hit it too hard and flag it, never fails. If I hit just right, I've
never had a failure. I know what your saying and it depends on where u hit the pin and even the hole. I've had risers that never hit the pin, just the hole!

10-31-2008, 12:16 PM
well, its my first one....i'm jumping on the couch doin' the cabbabe patch, pumping my fists, as my celebration immediatly turns into pisstivity!!! Oh well, now i know.....

10-31-2008, 12:59 PM
It happens, but don't be discouraged because it will happen and there is nothing you can do about it.

10-31-2008, 06:22 PM
I've had this happen to me only twice, I think. Funny thing is; they were both with L.J. And they were both with BIG CUP!!! Both hit the flag. One at Highlands, one at Okinawa, easy greens. And did I mention BIG cup??? I could understand it if they failed on regular cup, but to have them fail on big cup, TWICE (and NEVER on regular yet, knock on wood!) is just insane!

10-31-2008, 06:40 PM
It has happened to me too many times but always seems to be at crown. Don't know if the greens have something to do with it or because of tournament scheduling I almost always play crown :(

11-01-2008, 04:10 AM
I would say wind and slope have more to do with risers failing than anything else. How hard you contact the pin doesn't really seem to matter, I routinely screw around with 3iron air risers and they don't seem to fail any more often than anything else. If I had to put a number on it, I'd say less than 5% failure rate.

11-01-2008, 06:32 AM
could be worse man!!!

try having a one shot lead in a G0 comp bunker +2 with kratos on the 16th hole , getting SBS on approach, pin smash..................activates homing ball........... hits pin again once then backspins right off the green down the hill and into the bunker.........

i finished 3rd :'(

11-01-2008, 06:44 AM
how about this? I was playing last night in a tourney hit the damn pin on a 15+ chip shot and damn thing didn't even activate and rolled off the green for a gd bogey into pit of hell! It made my night! %%^$&*$%!

11-01-2008, 06:51 AM

11-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Try having a homie activate, MISS the hole completely, roll off the green, into the bunker.

In a Sand+2 game.

11-03-2008, 02:19 PM

11-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Try having a homie activate, MISS the hole completely, roll off the green, into the bunker.

In a Sand+2 game.

I think I saw you do that, or I have seen someone else do that on Safari

11-06-2008, 11:04 AM
As an FYI, homing shots from ~14 yards are much more likely to activate than ones from just over 15 yards. The difference appears to be based on how "full" a swing you are taking (e.g., from ~14 yards your character is swinging at ~95%, versus ~50-55% from just over 15 yards).

Of course, there are a ton of other variables (spin rating and ball lie, among others) that will affect whether a homing activates.