Short Field Takeoffs and Landings

I started my flight training on a short grass field with high trees on both ends. We often had to improvise our takeoff and landing techniques to accommodate the conditions (wet, crosswinds, hot days, ect.). One commonly used procedure for quick takeoffs was to go to full flaps, not recommended in my POH, just to get the plane in ground effect and off the ground almost immediately. In shortfield landings, it was almost the reverse, as soon as I was in ground effect I raised the nose of the airplane and raised flaps to get a higher stall speed and get the plane planted quickly. I’m wondering if anyone has used similar techniques with their SRxx’s. If so, what has been your experience.

Eric Goldfine SR20 N112HW