Any thumbrest relying on connection with the hot shoe has potential hazards because the same forces which made your rubber thumbrest come off will have a much higher impact on the hot shoe thumbrest.
Any thumbrest which is sufficiently long ( some are too short) will, somehow, improve handling but you have to be aware that they are, at least potentially, dangerous. Glueing back the rubber thumbrest shouldn't be a problem if you use an adhesive that can be applied on rubber. Silicone kit is generally harmless and you can glue rubber. You could also use Sugru and shape a thumbrest as you please. The results are generally a bit industrial but some manage to get better results than others.
Edited by milandro, 09 January 2017 - 01:38 PM.
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