I've got one, but the only reason I have it is for racing 2+ hrs. It defintely gives you more grip...I got one directly from Motion Pro, but they were backordered...the latest one I got was from www.motoworldracing.com if you call ask for Jeremy. Tell him Seth said to call.
If you have never used one, I suggest you get a cheap one. They are very hard to get used to if you have never used one. Thump throttles are easy to used and you can just take your thumb off when you get in trouble. Sometimes you can get in trouble with a twist, so, for now, I would suggest the long throw just so you can see how it works. You would be suprised how many racers used thumb throttle. Sometimes it's because that is all they have used or they just feel more comfortable with one. I grow up on thumb, but I did try the twist. But, everytime I went into a burm I keep blimping the throttle and I would get out of control. Just a thought! :lol:
I think almost all MX racers use thumb...but hafter 2 hours, my thumb would cramp up and I couldn't use it...I finally gave up and trained on a twist throttle...it was really tough after riding with a thumb for 4 years. I still screw up and blip it sometimes in the woods, especially if I'm pulling hard and I'm tired.
The thing I really hated, is I like to be able to spin around at a dead stop ( that's why I believe you don't need reverse) and with a twist throttle. I coundn't seem to hold the front brake and spin on a dime every single time. So, I sold the twist throttle and been happy ever since. As far as getting tired, the more you ride the less tired your thumb will be. If your going to race for two hours, then you must ride for four, so your thumb will get used to it. Your thumb can get stronger! As Doug Gust say's handlebar time, it improves everything!
Yah but I dont have time to ride, plus you have more grip with your hand with a twist. I race for 2 hrs straight and it bothers the crap out of me with a thumb throttle...twist throttle I can do the same hting you do...just takes more time to learn.
I can agree with the grip, I did notice when you first get on, the grip seems better. The main thing that matters is what is best for you!! Most of my friends use twist, so if it works for you, use it! I think that's great that you can use the twist! Some of the things I have read say you can get longer riding on a twist. So, don't mind me! It's what ever works best for you. If I didn't ride at the track, I might consider trying the twist again, but the riding I do. I just feel more confident with a thumb, especially when I'm racing someone!!