Hello, my skills are not great when it comes to throwing cast nets at all. Anything over a 4ft normal throw net and I have no chance. I can barely do a 4 footer all that well. I have been looking at these Fitec Easy Throw nets with the aluminum ring for a while now. To make a long story short Wal-Mart had one on sell for nearly 20 dollars cheaper than I have seen on-line. So I took the chance and the last one they had. It was a five footer, but I thought "if it was so easy" then why not give it a try. Here is my review and opinion of it. I watched the video a couple of times to make sure I had everything down in my head from what they explained on the video. I went outside, got set up and my first throw was just as good as my normal throws with normal cast nets. By my fifth throw I could almost open the thing all the way. I have never been able to throw that good and this is with a five foot net that I had no chance with before. By ten minutes I had it down perfect and on top of that. I also had the other tecniques that was shown on the video down perfect as well. Throwing it back handed, long throws, and short throws. All were spot on perfect and the net was fully opened every time it hit the ground. What is even better is that it takes less time to gather the net to throw. With normal cast nets I had to perfectly drap it over and over on my arms. This thing I can pick it up and just throw with the right amount of twist on my body and flick of the wrist as it comes out of my hand. This thing is the best net I have ever tried to throw and I am a short guy. The net is large to me, but it sure doesn't feel like it when throwing it. I cannot say enough how easy it is to throw to me. If and when I ruin this one in time. Paying full price for another one is most certainly well worth the money. By then I know I would feel real secure going with a 6ft if I wanted to go bigger:big_smile: This Net Rules!!!