True. It's the same with race cars, once you learn to relax, release the death grip on the wheel, you learn that the car/bike will do what it's supposed to do with just the proper, minimal inputs (and good setup).
A good example is that guy in the other thread here that has only his left arm and left leg, but kicks ass on the racetrack on his superbike.
Originally Posted by CamelBiscuit
Also a tank slapper can happen from death gripping the bars. The vibration will travel through your arms and then down your body to the rear and that's when it gets bad. A steering damper will help when you are leaned over and the front wheel comes off the ground. Ask Lascorz.