Originally Posted by IPlay
if you are doing 10+ coinflips in a 2.5 hour tournament it really comes down to luck over skill.
It's short-sighted to look only at the flips themselves. Where skill and knowledge come into play is having a stack where you can afford to take flips and in knowing when you should / have to take them vs. when it's in your better interest not to.
As for moving up to $5 games, it's not an all or nothing matter of move up or don't. For example, set aside your winnings at your usual $1 level until you have say $27.50. Then use that money to take a shot. See how you fare and gauge what you should work on so you can at least break even when you actually move up.
If you feel you're ready, then all you have to do is grind your current level until you have enough BR to play at the $5 level. If you're not ready to move up, then you'll probably learn that you're not without losing as much as you would have by simply moving up. And of course, you can work on your game and save enough to take another shot when you feel you've improved enough.