I found that the proper breaking technique actually lightened the load I put on my hands. When I started, I ALWAYS had two fingers on the break levers, but you only need one to apply the needed amount of breaking pressure. When I made the switch, the added control from the third finger on the grip actually allowed me to lighten up my death grip 😆 (I had previously had a problem with my hands falling asleep, now no prob). Don’t know if this is new to ya, but it was to me, and helped a lot.
Kentucky Roush 😎