OK, I've had 2-3 weeks to play this game and to try and figure some stuff out. The benefit of starting from scratch is you have no habits yet. This might not be for a lot of folks here, but it helped me. 'Old pros' may still get something out of this since it has more to do with fatigue and control than actual execution. Being 'the Newb', I was of course struggling with the balance of the AB. Tried all kinds of stuff to get a relaxed and stable platform. Biggest thing I noticed from new hand fatigue was that some tendons were stressed from no muscle memory yet. So I ended up hacking up a piece of heater hose. Adding a piece above the filter widened the pinch point and the rubber provided a softer more relaxed grip. Also gave a little more 'traction'. To tighten the fit on the hose I added a chunk of vinyl tube. I found it wasnt quite enough for my natural 'pinch' so I gave it a few wraps with some electrical tape. The trigger finger movement seems more mindless with the thumb and middle finger underneath more in line now. After that I added another chunk of hose to the cap to fatten that thing up so the AB would be cradled in the web between the thumb and index finger. That created a 3rd contact point that seems natural. That took a single wrap of electrical tape to snug that up. In other words, I just wanted to try and create a platform in where the AB was more of a extension of my hand. Surprising how much of a workload it took off the hand, both consciously and unconsciously. The good folks of Orange have helped me so much. I wanted to share this to try and begin repayment of the kindness and generosity of knowledge shared so freely. I still cant even paint a barn yet, but I'm sure a lot more comfortable learning now. And be forewarned that anything I diy mod will not be for the image minded person as far as equipment goes.