Hi everyone just wanted to make a brief introduction. I've been a part time AP for about a year and a half now and have learned a lot from this site. I experienced what KewlJason said he experienced when switching to a level 2 count for a brief time. I was capable of the count (I used zen), but I really didn't see much of an increase in my profits. A big reason could be that I felt that I couldn't play as long or as fast, so that's probably what ate into what little advantage I gained from my level 2 count. I now use (and was using before my switch) hi-lo with 60+ indices and play mostly 6-8 deck shoe games. I'm beginning to reach a bankroll that will make double deck games more accessible to me, so I would love some advice; most notably from creeping panther about his hi-lo-lo system. Also, any advice someone could give me about obtaining "The Book" would be greatly appreciated. I'm a bit of a loner AP and have no references so I realize getting the book is probably a long shot, but any advice would be appreciated. Thanks and I look forward to finally participating in some conversations.