Advice, add a slant to my new custom or no?


#1

Hi everyone,

I want to build a new 2 player stick for me and my son. He loves the SF IV vids I keep showing him. So I wanted to see what the consensus is on adding a slant or slope to custom sticks because I dont see many people add them these days. Is it better to play flat?

BTW, this will be a have 2 360 PCBs and be wireless so I have a lot of work to do. I am also taking the leap from Happ to Japanese parts. RIght now I am leaning towards a modded Sanwa but the Seimitsu with Octo plate has caught my attention…


#2

It’s all personal preference, really. It could even depend on how you play. If I have a stick in my lap, I would prefer it flat. On the other hand, if it is sitting on the floor in front of me, I like the slant.

If you are anything like me, you will want to burn anything with the name Happ on it after getting used to Japanese parts.


#3

being its gonna be a 2player stick id go with a slant… gives it more of that “arcade” feel

plus I dont know how old he is but if hes small, a slant would prob be easier for him to use.


#4

only time i omit the slant is if it’s a super slim case or if the customer prefers it that way.

if you played sitting on the floor with a single player stick in front of you or on a table thats a tad lower than ideal for playing height, then a stick without a slant would be ideal


#5

Slant it is, most of the 2 player plans out there call for it anyway. The only thing I will have to adjust for is the thickness being I am going Sanwa most likely.


#6

Well, most of the time if it’s flat on lap/floor/ even a table, it’s more comfortable flat. However, a slant would help if it’s a table thats more chest height (Slanted on the floor really hurts). But I might as well as ask this question here, have any of you found a good solution to having your stick on a arcade level height? Where your back can be straight and in a truly comfortable position? I don’t know about you guys, but playing on the floor, lap or even table hurts my back after a while. But if you notice like in Japanese cabs, they allow the player to sit down, and play with their backs straight and not have to lean over like a coffee table would make you. Even the American T5DR Table has two matching stools that allow you to sit at the proper height and a comfortable playing position. Any suggestions? This might aid you as well Jhferry, you don’t want your kids back to hurt after playing.


#7

Sucks for us tall guys cause no matter what your hands will hurt while playing at an arcade cab.

When I play I try to keep my back as straight as possible and I let my chest be over my stick so that I won’t have back pain after playing for a while. This position also allows my hands to rest on the stick comfortably.