lol i love how everyone always assumes hypers have no skill to them at all. "they are a luckfest"
it's just a differant type of skill for the differant formats.
hypers-very math and probability orientated. The least amount of skill edge sure, but the plus side is you can play a ton of them, pull in a heap of rakeback, and if you are good at them, you can be slightly positive in terms of ROI depending on the buyin level. At the higher stakes, people will predominately play these for rakeback alone, i know of one player in particular who is losing -3.5% ROI, however he still makes around 50k per year playing poker from rakeback alone.
You will need to know your ICM really well in these, and how stack sizes relate, you will also need to be comfortable playing with less than 3BBs regularly and not be afraid to stick it in when you think you have too.
turbos- Plenty of time for postflop play in these, you will need to have decent postflop skills, but also be in tune with the math and probabilty side of things as well. This generally has the hardest player pool of them all, so expect to see plenty of regular players.
The games still finish relatively quickly, so you can again, pull in plenty of rakeback, and also have a very nice hourly rate with these games. I think overall these are the most profitable in terms of hourly rate, as you can get a lot of rakeback, but also be able to pull in plenty of profit in the games as well. You will need to know your ICM in these games also.
Regular speed- You are going to need to be able to play much, much more postflop in these games. The math and probabilty or "ICM" side in these games is not as severe. Since we have a lot of time, we can pick our spots wisely. You will generally have the highest ROI in these games, as the player pools, while not weak, are generally at it's weakest in these games.
So you can pull out a lot of profit in these gmaes for sure, however, the major downside is the games take forever to finish, so not only do you lose out on rakeback, but also your hourly will be affected greatly. Knowing ICM won't ever hurt in these games, but you can generally get away with having less than ideal ICM skills with a very solid postflop game, however it's still important, especially around the bubble.
Hope this helps to stop all these negative comments/misconceptions about hypers, just keep in mind these games carry with them fish, who love to play these games as they are fast and action packed, any games that keep fish happy are great in my book.