Got my Slider today. It took about 1/2 hour to assemble it and, so far, im' very impressed with the design and function. It glides very smoothly and it sits very comfortably. It has a nice handle. It may not pull as smoothly as a C2 at first because ther're several sprockets the chain must pas through and that will propbably smooth out in time. I really didn't get to do a work out on it as my back went out on the water this morning because I didn't warm up properly I should be able to ease into it tomorrow. So far I do like it, though.
I usually win if none of the guys who are faster than I am show up and if I don't go off course.