The A Assists worked fine and I didn't suffer any shoulder pain. The field was slow due to several days of rain and tall grass and the wheels were a bit narrow, so the rollout was was a but sluggish. Once up, it took a few seconds flying at "inches off the ground" before I started to get a good climb. Later I trimmed to full closed and was able to get 300fpm but on launch I was glad to have motored to the far end of the field to gain runway.
Landing at full closed was nice and slow without incident.
I'm a little stiff and sore but on the way back. It's all good.