Originally Posted by Grass Shark
I get hand cramps on my tube control unit
Same here. I have only used tube throttle but the next machine I purchase will have hip control. I have no clue in the end which I will prefer but i will eventually have one of each. In a roundabout way, what I'm tryin to get across is that I don't hate tube throttle, but out of curiosity, I am buying hip next. Crews around here run tube and hip throttle, but I think we run way more hip throttle than tube. I'm going to guess and say that the Redmax 7100 series blowers occupy 60% of the industry here. The others are a mix of Husqvarna, Shindaiwa, Echo, and Stihl with Husqvarna being the least popular.