So I don't hit a real flop shot very often. If I need to hit the ball high and soft I tend to use a slightly personalized version of the high, high pitch shot from Short GameTrajectories
But I use a technique when I do need to hit a flop, and from green side bunkers when a quite long sand shot isn't required, that works quite well for me and lets me get little or not cut spin, but I'm wondering if anyone else does it this way.
Imagine you take a standard address and open the club face while keeping the shaft exactly the same. Now the face is pointing right and the heel of the club is still on the ground but the toe is up in the air a bit. I also tend to lower the handle a bit at this point, and I open the stance a bit too but no nowhere near as much as for a more standard flop shot. Then there's a diagonal line along the club face from the leading edge to the top line starting pretty close to the heel on the leading edge and ending near the middle of the club on the top line. That line has higher loft than the club at standard address and the line orthogonal to the club face touching that diagonal points over the target line. Of course you can set up this relationship with a standard flop shot setup (and the line not diagonal across the club face), but I arrived at this because if the diagonal starts nearer the heel on the leading edge, I've found I can can set up in a way to deliver a strike with the face like that at impact and a square club path instead of a cut path. And you can get less club/bounce underneath the club at the point you plan on hitting the ball as well.
This is tough from a super tight lie, but then, so is a standard flop. This has helped me a ton out of the sand, letting me hit high soft sand shots that don't tend to either squirt out right or spin hard right on landing. And I've found I can hit a flop like shot with this technique with less grass underneath the ball than I can with a more standard flop shot. The drawback is that it lowers your acceptable impact area. If you hit it center face or out on the toe you're almost guaranteed to skull it. But for some reason I haven't found it that hard to avoid that with this setup, whereas I tend to skull classic flop shots way too regularly.
Anyone else ever do anything like this?