Rotate it down/forward. You don't need to put it in the "normal spot" since you don't need to account for lever throw. Just a flick of the thumb.Any tips on positioning the shifter? I hate it after one ride. Will try to find a better position/technique.
Option 2: buy the $20 alternate paddle upgrade. Well worth it. Plus it gives you a little nudge to flick with your pointer finger to execute shifts as well.