I finally made a video of me spinning with a supported spindle ... if you are curious, you can watch it here: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpgpXgo0Vto"]here[/ame] Supported spindling is excellent if you have physical issues that make treadling difficult, and/or if you have upper body issues that make holding a suspended spindle for long periods a challenge. I can spin in my recliner, even when I am very weary. I can do this even when my ankles have blown out, as they do periodically, requiring me to walk (very carefully) with a cane and avoid extra stress on my feet (like treadling). It's cool. It's worth trying.