This joystick is a popular Japanese fighting stick.
It has a good positive centre position and is stiffer than the JLF as standard. However it still has quite a light action so we tune it up with slightly stiffer springs. It has levered switches which makes it naturally better suited for diagonals.
It comes as standard with a screw on square gate, the gate is fixed by screws into soft plastic so we only recommend this joystick to be used where the gate won't be changed ie a dedicated 8way or 4way stick.
The square gate is a common preference for fighting games but we don't like the square for general use. Other fighter players prefer round or octagon, and both of those are better for general use. So we would usually fit this joystick with a round or a smooth octoshape gate on a fighter panel.
Read more about joystick gates here.