I enjoy Straight Key Century Club events. Of course, I started with a straight key. W1SFR makes beautiful sideswipers, also known as cooties. Instead of moving your arm up and down, you move it side to side, which your body can do more naturally.
The SKCC had a deal on a batch, and I thought that it would make a nice present for the Winter Solstice. Now it has become my main straight key. I consider it the most relaxing way to send code. The combination of wood and marble makes it feel organic and yet technological at the same time.
Check out the W1SFR SKCC Cootie!