I ended up using the "Scott Kyle" method using sail clips except for the two near the mast head and three at the end of the lower spar and actually left the second one on the lower spar off completely as it was in the range of the gooseneck adjustment for me.
Sometime the sharp edges of the sail clips can cut into the sail when rolled up. One advantage of the ties is that you can tie them so that the sail is spaced a good (1/2"-2") distance from the spars. This effectively adds sail area since the wind sees the total area; spars + gaps +sail--good for down wind speed but if the wind pipes up, may be too much to handle.
Go for it.
I use opti sail ties for my sunfish, they were around, and definitely allow for better sail movement. I would experiment in how tight to tie them though, because although loosening them will allow you to have faster downwind speeds, you should be able to point higher if you have them tighter, so I would try to find a compromised length. I would recommend v-12, because it won't stretch, and you can get it down to really small diameters.
I went to the club last night, needle nosed pliers in hand, to remove the old sail and ready my spars for my soon to be arriving racing sail. Even with pliers the clips are hard to remove. I finally got the knack, which was to grasp (firmly) along the female side, next to the nub sticking through, and show no mercy. I didn't break any, but they won't be going back on the rig. Sail ties from now on.