I have had a few days to play with the Begali paddle. First observation is that it is made extremely well. First class parts and construction. I love it. After using an iambic paddle for several years it is immediately apparent that the single lever is somewhat different to use. There is less movement in the single lever vs the iambic paddle. I don’t have the urge to slap the paddle. I feel like I have more control. I had to consciously to do this but I use almost no hand movement to operate. The slight movement of the single lever requires only a minimum of hand movement. I have the spacing very close and this facilitated the minimum of movement. After a couple of long rag chews I was comfortable with the paddle. But I have 20 years of using a homebrew single lever. My honest opinion is that if you don’t use the iambic function, a single lever paddle may improve your sending ability. Not everyone will feel the same. This is my opinion only. I really love the Begali Simplex Mono Paddle. This is an blatant endorsement of Begali. Great folks at Begali and quality that makes you really appreciate what they do. I will try a Kent single lever next. Not because I feel there is something better but just for fun. K5UOS BTW – the communication with Begali was beyond professional. They make you feel like you are special. I had my paddle with a couple days. Bruna is the heart of Begali.