I have been pretty frustrated recently with my poor battling on the Ubers ladder. I was troubled more by the fact that I couldn't figure out why I was doing so badly. I thought it was my team building, but I copied a few good teams and still wasn't satisfied. It was, to no ones surprise, the poor plays i made during battles. But I'm able to make great predictions, and do fairly well against good players. Moreso than "bad" I was inconsistent. I find it difficult to make predictions when the opponents you face at from so many different skill levels. If I battle asdf1234Magikapz I'm not gonna be in right mindset to battle a skilled player afterwards. Also, a bad play can mean a lot more in Ubers than it does to other tier due to the caliber of the Pokemon. This thread is not about me, sorry if the intro was long. I intend for this thread to be about how to ladder consistently, measure risk vs. reward, and keep n00bs from ruining your mojo.