Pitch chasing can be difficult at first, if not having the trained ear to separate the two tracks in Headphones, you'll be all over the place.
With time being multi-talented w/touching vinyl,platter,or chasing by pitch control, it's all about Blendin'
this is a really good idea when you're mixing tunes with lots of melody or synth washes, as touching the platter makes that bending sound that is no good.
everyone needs to know how to manipulate the platter though. I learnt to mix by riding the pitch
It takes a bit of time and practice to learn, but if you learn to adjust the speed of the record using just the pitch it will definately take your mixing to the next level. My mixing has become a lot smoother after I learned to pitch chase....it's still very tempting touch the platter and I still do it all the time, but for making very small speed adjustments when the beats are just a little out of synch bending the pitch works great.