The name tells you the two most important features of this joystick. Like many of the joysticks used in the early games this has a rubber centering grommet and leaf switches.
The rubber grommet gives a different feel than the various spring and plate systems that came later. It has a linear feel through the centre which is just more pleasing than the notchy transition of spring systems.
Leaf switches give a more precise actuation than micro switches, with a micro switch the engage/disengage point changes depending on the sweep direction.
Our stick adds some new features not available anywhere else:
Quick, one handed, gate change with no tools required. This feature works especially well with our controls panels which all lift up. Now you can play Pacman with a diamond, Donkey Kong with a cloverleaf, Scramble with an octagon, 1942 with a circle, and joust with a slot.
Screwed micro adjustment of contact gap - no more clumsy hit and miss bending with pliers.
The handle can be swapped easily (screwdriver required). This allows you to eg use a short 31mm ball for joust, and then change to a medium length 35mm ball for Pacman. Or you could swap a pacman handle for a long 38mm Robotorn handle ( this would be a budget option instead of having separate Robotron and 4way control panels).
Oh yes, there is also an optical version, for those who love the Perfect 360 / Wico P360 / Happ P360.
At the moment this stick is only available to Arcade Machine customers.
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