Do any world class players use custom sticks?


#1

I’m curious to know if any world class players use custom built sticks, or just store bought sticks.


#2

You see kind of a mix. It’s really all about preference. These days picking up a TE stick is just as good, if not better, quality than some custom builds.

If you’re a beginner to arcade sticks you really can’t go wrong these days by buying with madcatz or hori.


#3

Theirs just something about having a stick thats all your own, though. Something that is completely unique and, in my opinion, someone’s stick says alot about their personality.


#4

Isn’t Choi famous for having a MAS stick?


#5

Alex Valle uses a modded version of a TE stick. He has an american bat top stick inside of his TE.

I’m probably not what you would call a world class player but definitely competitive and my stick is basically a poker briefcase with an ethernet cord used for the controller wires and C.Viper artwork on the front… So yeah…my stick is about as custom as it gets.


#6

He has a Happ/iL stick in his TE or just a Sanwa with a bat top on it?

I’d like to see a TE with American parts in it.


#7

You can’t fit an American stick or most American buttons in a TE case.

Buktooth had a beat up old custom in the CvS2 days. Not sure about now.


#8

Heard SBO uses LS-32-01 as their standard joystick.


#9

I thought you could, it would just require some extreme modding. Like, so much so that it wouldn’t be worth the effort.


#10

Technically, SBO uses whatever is stock in the cabinet used for the game. So Vewlix games have JLFs.


#11

and your stick is so sexy too.

I remember seeing someone (don’t remember if it was wong or some other person.) using a clear case stick with LED lights that turned on upon pressing them. Something wants to tell me it was NIN and not wong with it though…or some Korean Tekken player.


#12

Pictures? This sounds sexy.


#13

world class players don’t have their own sticks they borrow other people’s sticks. daigo at evo had like a whole crew of roadies setting up his stick including the dude that he borrowed it from. that is a true baller.


#14

Haha, yeah dude. At SB4 he would just put up his hands when he had a match and some random would always pop a TE into his hands lol. You know you’re good when you can get a stick without even saying a word.


#15

Maybe that’s how we finally beat Daigo, no one lend him a stick and he forfeits. It’s BYOC after all, no one has to loan you a stick… :slight_smile:


#16

I remember seeing yours at Season’s Beatings, mine was the Deadpool wood case one with the tentacle monster of cords (yay early Cthulhu boards). Once I get some cash I’m getting mine changed to use the ethernet port like yours does.


#17

or maybe the organizers would lend him a stick ._.


#18

Take a joke?


#19

Leave a joke! (cash register karma bowl)


#20

Most dont, if some thing happens to a custom set-up it might be weird playing on sumthing else @ a turny.