Funny how that happens, isn't it? When I USED double paddles (Nye SSK-1) I tried the whole iambic technique. I like to think I gave it a fair go, but it just never clicked with me. Might have been the paddles...back in those days we figured you "run what you brung" and just got used to it because there weren't a lot of choices. More likely it was me! Anyway, I started using them like single lever and that was much better, then I figured, WTH -- I'm gonna use a single lever, might as well just get a bug. I never "slapped" a bug or paddles around, but I tend to send with authority. I use a rubber pad under my bug(s) to keep them from walking around.