Tried a GP for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The owner gave me minimal instruction. I was amazed at the ease and forward motion. I had a little trouble with it butterflying, but that was me. When I got one side to stop, the other side did. After paddling with it for about 15 minutes, I almost had it down...then the guy wanted his paddle back...oh well...guess after I get the new boat, I'll have to get a new paddle. I undertsand there are several GP "artists" out there on the west coast. Any suggestions?