Having never had a wheel before but spinning on Turkish spindles for a few years there was a little bit of a learning curve to adjust to a wheel. I did struggle with getting the wheel to spin on any number below the 12 o’clock position but customer service came through and helped me with adjusting the tension. Come to find out when I finished plying not enough twist got into the yarn. Atlas, back through it goes, I don’t mind though as I love spinning on my new e spinner!!