just because edberg and rafter came in on kickers does not mean the rest of us should. If you mix it up well yeah sure, but if you're hitting kickers all the time, you better have the best kicker and best volleys like edberg to do this. Any 5.0+ if he sees kickers all the time is going to take it on the rise before it kicks high and make you look silly.
Sure if you're playing jokers who are clueless enough to return kickers at the back fence waiting for it to come down and letting the kick play them. Hit it 100%