I donít think the cradle is much different than getting used to a regular net. I like the cradle because itís compact and very easy on the fish. Just use it in deeper water, get in front of the fish, slide it under the fish, shut it in. One word of warning, the guy landing the fish should strip out line as soon as the fish is netted to release the tension, as the guy using the net might be in the line of fire.
Also, the fish seem to recover very quickly so be prepared for the tail slap when the net opens.