They are good to learn on, but I'd give something else a try. KP has a try it set with one of each type which is a good way to test them. Many people prefer the bamboo for arthritic hands because its naturally warmer. I think circs are more comfortable than straights. They hurt my hands for more than a few minutes, too.
Last edited by Jan in CA : 04-08-2013 at 06:44 PM.