I'm finding that the torque sensor of my RipCurrent is just not helpful enough when trying to accelerate from a stop in a low gear, going at slower speeds in a low or middle gear on slightly uphill ground, and especially going up steeper hills. I was finding that I have to use the throttle every time going up moderate hills even at assist level 3. It seems to only kick in very noticeably when in a higher gear at higher speeds. I've switched over to the cadence sensor and it really makes a difference for these situations even at a lower assist level. I guess the torque sensor is great if you really want to work hard and get a bigger workout or if you're riding consistently at high speed (20mph+).