Hey fellow dirt riders, I am having a lot of trouble mastering take offs. I have a cr 250 '02 and of course it has a lot of power right away. I just can't seem to hold my front end down. I have my head right over the bars, and I am as far up on the seat as possible. I know you are supposed to lock your feat in the pegs, but I find that very awkward. I also find that I put my feat up on the pegs really soon to help hang on. I've heard you are supposed to switch to 3rd first? Are whole shot devices that important?