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    Cool Made a new video, jumping waves and racing around

    Hope ya enjoy



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    Don't know how you can hold on with your thumb not wrapped around the grip...

    Is that more comfortable for you?

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    Yea it is more comfortable for me.

    I hold on by shifting my body weight and using my legs. Handle bars are not really meant for holding on unless you are about to crash into something then you can grab them, they are mostly for turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanNV View Post
    Handle bars are not really meant for holding on unless you are about to crash into something then you can grab them, they are mostly for turning.
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    Did I write my response in Chinese or Russian?

    You ever see a super bike go into a corner at a high speed? The handle bars are just for proper posture/turning/and a place for your hands. The rider is hanging on with his legs and shifting his body weight into the corner. If he only grabbed the handle bars and did none of the rest, he would run off the course and crash.

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    Maybe my wording was off because I wrote it quick, but I was trying to say the majority of the hold on a jetski comes from your legs and shifting your weight around, not much different than a super bike. Not saying you do not need to hold the handle bars LOL, but you do not need a huge grip either. Was answering your question why I do not wrap my thumb around the grip and do not fall off. Now if you feel you are about to collide with something, by all means grip the handle bars with the thumb as well LOL.

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    superbikes don't ride in a heavy chop. On a ski you are always colliding with waves. different animal unless all you do is smooth river riding.

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    Try hitting some waves bigger than those off an 18' bow rider and you'll quickly find that grip will help you take a swim. But to each his own.

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    Where were the waves in the video ? All I saw was ripples.

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    you need your eyes checked haha

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