Hi, My partner and I just got our first trials bike this year, a 2007 Beta Rev-3 270. Although I can start it on a curb in the driveway every now and then, I had an impossible time time trying to start it at our buddy Boom-Boom's property this past weekend. My partner, who is 6-ft, 4-in, also had some difficulty (we usually ride e-start, 4-T trail bikes). I'm 5-ft, 3-in w/29-inseam at 133lbs. I was able to kick Boom-Boom's new Beta evo 290 okay in the woods; not as easy as some other trials bikes I have tried, but easier than the 270. If I decide to try another used Beta for easier starting, should I be focusing on the compression ratio figures? I see, for example, in the new Evo 2-stroke lineup: 290 ratio is 9.5:1, 250 ratio is 8.9:1, and 200 2T is 11.8:1. For reference, our Rev-3 270 is 10.8:1. Is the 250 the easiest bike to kick-start? Any suggestions on an easier-starting Beta model? Thanks, Janet BTW, we will be practicing our kickstart technique this weekend on the 270.