I would honestly say to try the T-handle before going to the original. There is a reason they receive so much praise. I'll be honest, I thought they looked stupid when they came out, and then I used one and took back everything I thought or said bad about it. It's by far the nicest feeling pump handle CCM puts out. It fits in your hand so perfectly, like a custom made handle. Right now I have a carbon fiber handle on my S6.5, but prior to that it had a T-grip and I wouldn't have considered anything else if the carbon didn't come my way.