Have it, love it, but I’ve gotten away from it as of late. They say to try and play things more along the ground, but they’re not factoring in spin really messing all that up because of course it’s possible to check an 8i
I have it and I play it on occasion. Most of the time it's when I have to get over a tree and going under isn't the best shot. I changed from a low bounce LW to a mid-bounce, so now the conditions have to be a little more conducive. Before I could lob it from just about any lie.
gawd i am so bad at the flop. really any pitch requiring a high soft trajectory. i can shank it. chunk it. blade it. toe it (which basically do the same as a shank). i still try it because the shot might require it, but i am pretty freaking bad at it.
I used to be much better at it. When I first started golfing it was one of the only shots I practiced. Now I don’t practice it nearly as much, and only use it when faced with a short sided green side chip.
Negative. I've hit it messing around but I'm more likely to blade it into oblivion than I am to pull it off successfully during a round. I'll still try once in a while, but only when scoring doesn't matter.
I can hit it, but I try to only use it if I absolutely have to. Too much margin for error.
I will say having the right equipment helps alot with the shot. While you theoretically can hit it with any wedge, for me a wide sole with little bounce is much easier for me than something with a high bounce with heel relief like the vokey d grind.