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Answering the last part, yes, it would turn into a non-unique disad.

 

You should do it when you think that you can go for the k as a case turn. Imagine that the aff put a lot of offense on the alt or just proves that it can't solve. Or imagine that there are a bunch of theory violations against the alt (like vague alts or reject alts bad). Then you can kick the alt and extend the link and impact.

 

You would argue that the status quo is a better world. Even though it's non-unique, there's one less link in the world if the judge votes neg.

 

One disclaimer. Some judges don't like non-unique disads. They'll think that the k is not areason to vote neg without an alt. Explain that the specificity of links means the aff is uniquely bad.

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Answering the last part, yes, it would turn into a non-unique disad.

 

You should do it when you think that you can go for the k as a case turn. Imagine that the aff put a lot of offense on the alt or just proves that it can't solve. Or imagine that there are a bunch of theory violations against the alt (like vague alts or reject alts bad). Then you can kick the alt and extend the link and impact.

 

You would argue that the status quo is a better world. Even though it's non-unique, there's one less link in the world if the judge votes neg.

 

One disclaimer. Some judges don't like non-unique disads. They'll think that the k is not areason to vote neg without an alt. Explain that the specificity of links means the aff is uniquely bad.

 

I'm pretty sure that trying to get a judge to buy a non-uq DA is an uphill battle that you shouldn't do unless you ran a 1 off K and got destroyed on it. 

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Yeah, some judges really hate kritikal case turns if you have no alt. I got voted down by a judge for it in finals at NFL quals, even though the other team never made the need an alt argument.

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