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How do you hold your joysticks?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dragonash, May 5, 2014.

  1. dragonash

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    I see a lot of videos where people hold the joysticks between their thumb and index fingers.

    I guess its the video gamer in me, but I just use my thumbs. Am I the odd man out?
     
  2. OI Photography

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    I use the pinch method, but I've run into more people (at least with Phantoms) who just use their thumbs...and the whole RC community has been split on that preference for some time. No method is wrong, you just need to practice with both to know which will work best for your own two hands :)
     
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    This :ugeek:
     
  4. gunslinger

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    I couldn't answer this without picking up my controller. :D I use just my thumbs, apparently... :)

    -slinger
     
  5. DaveTown

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    Exactly the same as slinger, I had to pick up my controller to know that I just use my thumbs.
     
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    Depends on the situation but I have used both methods. Mostly thumbing it. :)
    (neck strap used)
     
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    Yeah I just use my thumbs too. I'm assuming using the pinch method require have the controller sitting on something or strapped around your neck? I just hold mine so thumbs is the only option for me. I think I'd still rather fly with my thumbs though, I feel more confident doing that.
     
  8. UrAwFuL

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    I use thumbs myself (gamers ftw), I'm thinking about getting smaller sticks.

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  9. hotstink626

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    Thumbs for me
     
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    Gamer thumb style also lol
     
  11. ElGuano

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    My personal, completely unscientific guess is that Phantom owners will be skew slightly towards PS/XBox thumb-style controls, while the "old skool" RC crowd will be relatively more "pinch-centric" (but not by a huge margin).

    I've found that for me, the pinch offers more precise, quicker response, but it feels alien and less comfortable than the thumbs-only control I'm used to. And there are guys like Tareq Al Saadi who prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that being all thumbs doesn't mean you're all thumbs:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgECnfhJlTI[/youtube]
     
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    I'm a thumber. It is interesting that some guys go for the thumbs, while others go for the pinch. It must be a DNA thing. I could never do the pinch.
     
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    The pinch reminds me of a game I used to play with an ex-girlfriend
    "Tune in Tokyo"

    yeah, take a guess what was getting pinched :lol: