Ebay Sanwa Arcade Sticks

Does anybody own or have tested out any ebay sticks. Some look really nice and have sanwa parts, and seem “better” than a modded SE stick but are more affordable than TE sticks. Some of the ones I’m talking about : http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-Street-Fighter-Arcade-Stick-using-Sanwa-SW_W0QQitemZ260396972296QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item3ca0de7908&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-Street-Fighter-Arcade-Stick-using-Sanwa-SB_W0QQitemZ260395185130QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item3ca0c333ea&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
Input appreciated, can’t wait to pick up a stick

pretty expensive for a noname china stick. if the build sucks the stick/button parts will not help much :wink:

No name cos its custom? At least thats what the description implies.

That button layout looks sloppy as shit.

And it costs the same thing as a TE stick.

A friend of mine received one of the sticks from Universalperfect (sanwa parts) you linked and I had a good several hour run with the stick. As a comparison, I myself have an SE stick with sanwa parts and I gotta say that the China stick is actually very good. My only gripe with the china stick is that while the top panel is wood, the bottom casing is simply plastic making the stick very lightweight, I prefer heavy sticks. (My buddy has since modded the stick with a heavier wood base, and apparently it’s good times)

Aside from its light weight, I really like the stick. Everything I’m able to do with my own modded SE I can do perfectly with my friend’s. I actually prefer the button spacing on the China stick a bit more than on my SE.

In other words, if you haven’t been able to get a TE/modded-SE for the past several months and are simply out of patience, I would consider getting the China stick (sanwa version) if the price doesn’t bother you too much and you’re desperate for precision.

The price isnt bad. Ive spent more on my custom and Im not even done.

The answer is NO! Don’t do it!

there are threads dedicated to these sticks.



all you have to do is seach “chinese stick” or “ebay stick” or “dick stick in your butt” and you’ll find a lot of info without cluttering with useless threads.

I was about to grab this stick: http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Arcade-Stick-Sanwa-PS1-PS2-PS3-PC-Compatible_W0QQitemZ330328127524QQihZ014QQcategoryZ139969QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

But I decided to go with an SRKers modded Agetec. I feel safer with you guys than with a random Ebayer. I know some people get ripped here too, but it just seems less likely as there’s the whole reputation factor here.

that one you just posted is a mayflash with all sanwa, it’s legit. the guy is from srk.

Dang wish I had known that. Oh well, the Agetec is from Paik, so I know it’s gonna be pretty legit. Plus I’m pretty sure that Mayflash is gonna get sniped unless it goes under the radar.

The only thing I was unsure about with the Agetec is it’s a Seimitsu stick with Sanwa buttons. However I’m upgrading from a T5 stock stick, so I’m sure I’ll be happy with it. I’ve never even touched Sanwa/Seimitsu parts before, so it’s not like I’ll have a lot to complain about. The only big difference it seems is the shorter engage rate and tighter spring which seems OK to me.

Thanks for all the replies. How big is the china stick compared to the SE, hows the quality of the graphic? Seems like TE is $50 more than China stick which is $50 more than SE.

Ok guys… this is me a about 2 months ago BEFORE I brought a Madcatz fightstick…Video of me on the day I got it the seller himself was a good feller he sent me new bottom casing for the stick when I mentioned it was broken.

“Ok I get down to the details, I couldn’t really afford a madcatz or premium fightstick so I went a brought one of ebay…big mistake. Its a custom made fightstick by a seller named nikingniking watch this video if you got time its me opening it up and thinking what a mofo iam :frowning: and btw im not trying to be like Ashens its honestly the way I talk lol Ashens rocks though”


NIKING.NIKING improved the quality of his Custom Sticks now.
Did you get yours before the change?

mother fucker, there are fucking tons of threads about these sticks.

edit: seriously, it’s like you never tried to search. these questions have been answered tons of times, and if they haven’t, then use the threads already made to ask. i used to enjoy browsing tech talk, but now all i see are a bunch of people asking about and bitching about the SAME THING.

In what way does this thread effect you AT ALL? No one is putting a gun to you’re head asking you to read it, ffs.

yeah, why search this huge database of knowledge? the multiple threads talking about these sticks are useless when you can just make your own special thread.

congratualtions, you’ve enlightened me.

I’ve never had any issues with the real arcade pros i’ve purchased on Ebay.

it’s not the same brand/stick as the OP :slight_smile:

i own the pink button sanwa stick you speak of. got it recently from ebay from universallyperfect. i’m definitely satisfied with it overall. if i had a choice between chinese ebay and the tournament edition, i’d go tournament edition easily.

check out my post in this thread for pics i took. http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=6621236