I think that's a super point, Greg. For myself, I'm having to focus on the cast as a whole more, and on smooth fluidity with more gradual application of power. For me, this is true on heads longer than 40 ft and especially true on DT lines. You can really get away with murder with shorter heads, which when flip-flopped may be the foundation of the idea of longbelly snobs... as bhudda was saying, the mechanics have to be refined for longer heads because they won't abide the sloppy technique shortheads allow. When you say that in public, I suppose being accused of snobbery comes with the territory, when the majority are using short heads now. I say this from the perspective of a guy who mainly fishes shortheads.