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#1 Jim Difalco

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

Now that I have your attention, with which finger do you drive? Are you a middle finger or an index finger racer?

 

Do you prefer the stock straight Parma trigger or a curved Red Fox type trigger?


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#2 Greg VanPeenen

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:28 PM

Index finger, Parma trigger.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:48 PM

Great question but lots of people use two fingers. Usually people with smaller hands. 
My monster mitts barely fit a regular controller.

At full punch the Parma is not as close to the handle for bigger hands as the curved.
 
Index finger, Parma trigger.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:56 PM

Index.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:09 PM

I use the middle finger while racing and while driving in my car. 😉

I like the Red Fox trigger the best.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

Index; Parma.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:08 PM

Thumb---Cox


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

Index - Difalco. Since 1992 Koford before Difalco, earlier Parma 1971, still earlier MRRC, MRC+thumb.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:15 PM

Middle Parma!!
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:24 PM

Middle parma
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 07:00 PM

Index....parma


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 07:43 PM

And from the West coast; index, Parma.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:19 PM

Rt middle finger... Index when hand cramps ////// Parma


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

I started with cox and thumb, then switched to index with Russkit and early parma, then when I started racing kings, went middle finger as it is quicker for punching thru glue as it got heavier and heavier.

Like the curved trigger.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:44 PM

middle.. Parma


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:48 PM

Index; Red Fox



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:50 AM

Index finger and a Parma trigger
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:23 AM

Middle - Red Fox


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:38 AM

Index. Contoured.
I have not used a red fix trigger. Parma used to make a contoured trigger, I have one on my pro turbo.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:45 AM

Two fingers (Index and middle). Parma
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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:49 AM

Index for HO and Oval.

 

Middle for most other 1/24th.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:06 AM

I asked the question but I never answered it myself. Middle finger, stock Parma but after using the Red Fox trigger for SOME controllers I think my finger finds the same location on the curved trigger more consistently. Of course since I do not really race anymore the point is moot.

 

Parma made a curved trigger in the 1970's but it was simply a stock trigger with a fairly deep but small diameter semi circle machined out of it. Not a very gradual curve.

 

The original Parma trigger was made of a clear material and not nylon! They would snap off just below the pivot. If I remember correctly they also had an occasional bubble in the trigger until the material was switched. Anybody remember this?

 

Two finger triggers are made by a couple 1/32 controller makers.

 

If you have the correct geometry with the trigger pivot and the power contact the curved trigger will not disappear too far into the handle.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:44 AM

Jim; Would you happened to have a name or number of one of the folks that sell the two fingered trigger? I know someone with hand problems that could sure use one. Thanks.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:58 AM

Saw one where a guy used a screw into a parma trigger.  Added a bog gob og jb weld & created his own.    



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

That may be what I have to do but would be nice if I could find one for it.


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