prefer the "miss-ding" method on all but the steepest sideslopes
With the fast breaks... Try moving aim and miss ding too.
Yep Roger, there is no way "miss-ding" alone will compensate for the steepest sideslopes, you've got to use the combo just as you stated.
See my brief take on miss ding putting on a steep slope at the thread w/ the image. (note the AIM pointer = text in pink, and how it can differ. Of course, power is different in both methods as stated previously)
I may concur at times and use the off-ding method, as a failure in calculation using the ding method could result in the ball ending up far from the hole. But awareness of my putter's forgiveness, and reading the slope, while using an off-ding putting method (fig A at the thread link) may decrease the sphere of probable destinations for the ball. Even if I miss the ball ends up nearby.
Rewarding Ding putting on a steep slope may be more possible if I get more months of playing under my belt.