I'm a seasoned rider and have had lots of dirt and street bikes throughout my lifetime. I just recently bought a 2010 CRF450R... needed a good thumper to get me through the dunes. I have a few questions I'd like to pose to the Thumber community: I need to get a paddle. Found a 10 paddle and an 8 paddle from Chaparral. Anyone have any opinions between the two? Ive always had 8 paddles on my 2 strokes (about 50lbs ago). Is there a huge difference between 8 and 10 paddles? Also, need to mount a whip somewhere. I had a "pop-off" mounted on my rear fender on my old 2 stroke and I can remember (graphically) every time I was reminded where it was mounted... painful memories. Where would you guys suggest mounting a whip? I've see them mounted on the swing arm, just not sure if there are some better placements. Any advice or suggestions are welcomed.