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Morpheus
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!!!!

bcus28
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.

Bunmeister24
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 :'(

shoinan
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%.

Roughdawg4
10-31-2008, 12:09 PM
I don't think it is 20%, maybe more like 5-10%. Its rare but it happens.

royaltool
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!

Morpheus
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.....

Roughdawg4
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.

cartman1337
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!

kumanzc
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 :(

MasonR
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.

clint_westwood
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 :'(

royaltool
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! %%^$&*$%!

clint_westwood
11-01-2008, 06:51 AM
OUCH!!!!!!!!

fried_blowney
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.

Morpheus
11-03-2008, 02:19 PM
ROFLMAO!!!

rowdybusch
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

the_smug_one
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.