How long is your shaft


Joystick shaft, that is!

I have been looking at many pictures of joysticks, and shaft lengths seem to vary. I always thought that a joystick mounting height of 23mm-24mm between the bottom of the ball top and the top of the control panel was the standard, but I think 20mm is also used. When building my sticks, I always go off slagcoin dimensions. Do you guys stick to those specs, or have you altered your shaft length to a personal preference? If so, what length is preferable to you?



I’ve never measured it but one thing to consider is that a joystick mounted on a custom/wood controller will be some milimeters taller than those mounted on a proper metal plate (madcatz, hori, candy cabs). Mine is a Madcatz SE with Sanwa parts and i think its height is well accepted.


23 to 24mm is an approximate measurement. Some controllers will be different than others. Various factors also change results, like having a plexy


It’s not how long the shaft is. It’s what you do with it.

runs away.


I bet myself “less than 5 posts, that shit will come up.”

I win. Thanks :wink:


I approve this thread.


That’s too short, lol :slight_smile:


I believe every mesure given here is greatly exaggerated.


The standard for Japanese sticks (Sanwa, Seimitsu) is 24mm from the top of the play surface to the bottom of the ball-top.
Some Mad Catz sticks had the lever mounted slightly deeper, so it would turn out to be a few millimeters shorter. On top of that, if you added a plexi cover when it didn’t originally have one, you’re shortening the shaft length by yet another couple of millimeters.

I personally have kept my custom sticks at the standard height, but admittedly, since I use a bat-top, a difference of 1-2mm in either direction isn’t really noticeable (compared to if I had a ball-top in place).


Damn, I was ready to brag…shiiiit


Forget that.

When I first saw XYZZY play, he had a ginormous crane game esque ball top on his shaft.

He wasn’t going for length, he was going for girth.


If I post how long my shaft is… I might get my account banned.


What I can’t get over is that OP says he has been looking at many pictures of joysticks…