Hot foots are the way to go with fast light boats. I wouldn't dare drive my Blazer without one. Much quicker throttle response either way, and when going through the chine walk, you NEED both hands on the wheel with blinker trim. Much safer. Now... on your boat only going 50... I still think they are much safer, can let off quick and ease in and out of throttle in rough water, but.. you could probably get away with going back to normal and be alright. It is very easy to change back. Hot foots also save your shift box from more wear and tear. Personally... I'd keep your hotfoot. It is weird at first, but you will get used to it. Then it's like driving a car.