Dave you should of came up and said hey!! I was disappointed in the crowd size myself but hey you cant win them all over.
Bossa, no I don not use a thumbless with gear. I do not recommend using a Thumbless peiod, raw ,geared ,whatever!!! I was only using the thumbless becasue I had a bad wrist injury(to much jacking off) I was trying to work around and that was the only way I could comfortably hold the bar. I did also switch to a thumbless in Chicago at BB4C becasue I could not seem to tuck good enuf in the RageX. But eliminated that problem, I switched shrits
But no I do not recommend or even condone a thumbless grip it is far to dangerous and you could get really hurt if you lose it.