Thumbport II Flute Thumb Rest, Light Slate
The Thumbport allows greater balance in holding the flute. It is comprised of a C-shaped shell and a thumb-like extension. The Thumbport helps the player to place the right hand at an efficient spot and provides additional support.
The Thumbport guides the player's right thumb to support the flute at an angle. The force created at this angle is the sum of two partial vectors: one supports the flute from below, and the other counters horizontal rotation. The extension arm rests on the thumb gently, which easily prevents the flute from rolling backwards.
The Thumbport is a revolution in holding the flute. By providing additional support and improving the balance of the instrument, it reduces strain and stress on the hands, and allows for greater freedom in finger movement. Simple to clip-on and doesn't scratch or otherwise damage the finish of the instrument. Supplied in a cloth pouch.
The Thumbport II has a lower default angle for the thumb. It's a little thicker and more rigid, has less contact with the flute and its extension arm is a little shorter (when attached to the flute, it may go into the case easier for some). The end of the extension has a more rounded shape.
Recommended by William Bennett, Emily Beynon and Wissam Boustany, amongst many others.