Any tips for drilling on a hard dry pitch?

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asked May 21, 2013 by Dano Ironkubb ✭ (2,330 points)
I'm left handed, my toss moves to far right to left.

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answered May 21, 2013 by garrickvanburen Kubblic ❚ (7,390 points)
At the winter Loppet, I saw many inkastares lightly tossing horizontally to minimizing sliding on the snow - almost a gentle lob. A couple times this spring I attempted inkasting on my blacktop driveway - and was more successful when I used a similar technique. Kubb is a sensitive game - and drilling is a very aggressive technique. Sometimes I feel 4m feels to tight - and that I can inkast well and still hit a little further down the pitch. If you can still get a good cluster even if there's movement off the bounce - it's still good.
commented May 22, 2013 by Dano Ironkubb ✭ (2,330 points)
Thanks I tried using less spin, a lower trajectory , a softer throw and had better results.
commented May 22, 2013 by ChrisHodges Kubblic ❚ (7,300 points)
This is exactly what I'd recommend - "Slap & Slide." Still give it some spin to stabilize it in flight, but rather than throwing it nose-down and trying to dig a corner the goal is to land flat on one face about half a meter shy of the group and slide gently into it. This is Grant Scott's go-to throw and he is able to use it to great effect on all kinds of surfaces.
commented Jul 9, 2013 by thingles Kubblic ❚ (6,110 points)
This is formally called the Minnesota Slide :-)