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    tired hands with finger throttle?

    Is there any kind of throttle that doesent tire the right hand out so much after an hour or so of riding? has anyone ever put throttles on both handlebars? so you could swith back and forth, or a twist motorcyle type?
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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    If there were a better set up, I'm sure the racres would have figured it out.

    You're more than welcome to try though and let us know what you find.

    I think the finger throttle is much less fatigueing than the thumb myself.

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    I have bad hands...hurt all the time and fingers are usually swollen. The finger throttles are far easier for me to use over the thumb throttles. A twist handle like motorcycles would be kinda nice...but there must be a reason they are not used for watercraft...just haven't figured out what would be bad about it. Might be because the way the cable has to come off the handle bar and can't be routed very nicely back into the deck or it could be because of the type of carbs that arre being used...ie butterfly plates vs. a slide sleeve.

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    I had noticed on some pictures of the race skis that several had hand grips on the left side, are they for the trim tabs I see on the back? Mine has the Renthal grips and finger throttle with the UMI handlebars, but I guess I am getting old, or after holding an adult beverage all day my grip is tired,

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    The lever on the left is normally for the trim tabs.

    I'd think the motorcycle twist would be a bad thing when the water gets rough.

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    When you see those Baha 500 guys on their motorcyle pounding all day long over the rough terrain, that is about as rough as it gets, but there has to be some reason why no one has the twist grip throttle for a ski,

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Yeah, but they have brakes and gears to help slow down. Not to mention a suspension....

    Skis don't.


    When I encounter some nasty stuff, my grip gets real tight. I'd hate to have my wrist cranked WOT, when I have an awkward landing. Which happens alot.

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    I use to race motocross and it's a far rougher/jarring ride than any watercraft even with suspension. There are many obstacles in riding you don't have time to put on the brakes or slow down for...gears only come into play when you let off on the gas or down shift as I'm sure you know. You learn real quick how to hold and twist your hand to account for bumps, jumps and ruts...as I'm sure one would be able to do for a watercraft. Sometimes you are better off giving it gas to smoothen out the rough ride. It would be interesting to try to put one on and try out sometime.

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    I read somewhere,were someone has used a twist throttle. You could reduce the amount of pressure by going with one of the aftermarket drums on the carbs. And also a soft spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    If there were a better set up, I'm sure the racres would have figured it out.

    You're more than welcome to try though and let us know what you find.

    I think the finger throttle is much less fatigueing than the thumb myself.
    Actually X..I have found a way. Put the gf in front an hold on for the ride

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