I bought the Bombers Full Cheek Elliptical to replace the Korsteel French link Full Cheek snaffle bit. I like the sweet iron composition of the Bombers bit...my small horse didn't like the thickness and weight of the Korsteel, nor the French link piece. The elliptical joint and the thinner shape of the Bombers Full Cheek Elliptical is more comfortable in his mouth. I rode him a couple days ago, then my trainer rode him today in the Bombers bit, he seemed happy: he was supple in turning, he didn't chew on this bit, and he he didn't push it around with his tongue.
So far this has made a WORLD of difference for my horse. He is a pretty head strong individual and we were riding on a French link roller D ring and he would just bull doze through me. I wanted something that was still gentle but maybe add just a little more respect. He seems to really like this bit. He stays calm, keeps his head down but I only have to give a gentle reminder when he tries to push through me and immediately backs off. But its not so severe its mean and he isn't upset by it.