I discovered this stuff in april 2018 on a taobao chinese shop. Didn’t think it would interest people here, but hey who knows.
CNCed from blocks of aluminum. The alloy used is undisclosed. Probably similar to what’s found in gamer keyboards.
Shame they only offer vewlix layout. There’s a couple variations on the same theme, I posted the pics of the most sturdy model they offer.
taobao shop: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a21wu.10013406.0.0.5d7e4e1aenRLR7&id=533207102454
Learned about the following ZS series in november 2015.They’re also fiberglass panel and are hinged for ease of modding once opened. Apparently they’ve been updated in 2016 and 2019 concerning the PCBs and several people in the FGC seem to have heard of these “God of War” sticks on twitter etc. , at least since a month ago via chinese forums and such. There are Korean metal based fightsticks too, I’ll post about them too.
Some ZS models like the ZS3 and the one sold as an empty shell are equipped with piston door-closer mech to avoid issues once the case is opened (2 different versions, see last pics in the series below). 2019 revision boasts pc, ps4 and xbox1 compatibility. Illuminated and plain versions too.
ZS series fightsticks do not offer other layouts in fiberglass. It’s either that vewlix layout or go home lol.
ZS-4 model that looks like a stretched exaprize link here (just browse the shop for other models, they even sell empty shells for one model with vents on the bevel)
BANDITS the Korean lever designer who did the famous Sanjuks lever, did also a couple of metal construction fightsticks starting with steel panel construction and his own japanese type joystick (I posted about that part before on Korean parts thread). Lately the latest revision consists of an aluminum CNCed fightstick case with adjustbale stops for the panel/lid , a latching system near the front, threaded mounting points galore, easy japan/korea mount , and whatnot.
steel sheet type with V2 lever (inside view) :
CNC aluminum type :
slight variation of the case with his own V3 lever mounted :
official shop product page :
Steel sheet based MVS tribute arcade fightstick by Yo-O (designer fro Samducksa/Crown) which is more than just inspired by the classic 80’s Technart QC1 supergun !
technart QC1 vintage supergun:
Yo-O 's stick :