Extremes, short path segments, and PostScript hinting

I’m working on an update for an older typeface of mine and I’m looking at the italics. I have a few glyphs where I’m not sure what would be the best/recommended approach for dealing with extremes, as if I add an extreme it creates a short path segment – and in some cases this create a kink. When it comes to using PostScript hinting, would it be better to use an extreme and have the short segment, or not use an extreme in these kinds of instances? And if not, would this adversely affect the hinting? I’m leaning towards not using the extreme to avoid kinks when I interpolate, but is that a good idea?

I’ve included some screenshots below.

Would really appreciate some opinions on this!

See the tutorial Drawing good paths. If an extremum creates a shallow segment (like in this example), I avoid it.

Thanks! That’s been my approach so far!

And you don’t need hints on a shape like this. So you also don’t need the extreme pint there.

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I also thank you for the quick reply! But what about the serifs? It’s recommended to place extremums everywhere here?

The way that the serif is placed in the screenshot is correct. The center node should align with the baseline/x-height/other metric line.