I don't always practice a kata in a single way. If I am focusing on application then I will really slow down and can switch between aspects of the form to finish an idea I am recreating. Often though I'll stick with the core template form but play with a different emphasis on timing or hip engagement to feel different things.
These are some of my variations on Kiba / Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan.
Hope you find them interesting.