Nice work on the highlight recovery.
Based on the quote below, you will also soon work out whose advice is reliable, and whose advice is less reliable!
I try not to post unless I am certain, but sometimes I'm certainly wrong!
Hopefully never too proud to be corrected or apologise if an apology is necessary.
What I'm trying to say is listen to the advice you get on here and make your own mind up as what works for you. You will get conflicting advice, some from people who are convinced they know best, but in the end you just make your own choice.
As you said, get out and practice, then do what works for you.
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