Not to trivialize the question but as long as you have to think about what you are doing, you're not ready for prime time. You are safest when it's all natural, muscle memory. If you have to think you've lost too many miliseconds before the input to send you in the right (correct) direction.
Just my 2 cents after riding for pretty near 50 years, and no, I do not know it all.
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