Here is a pic of an opened ps2 pad.
What makes the pad have that broken in feel to it without playing for 5 years?
The 4 sided claw: Im guessing this helps the diagonals register. On a lot of my pads, one piece is broken off and now on has 3 claws. I find that the 3-sided claw makes the pad less stiff than the four but the angle without the claw is a little less responsive to diagonals.
The rubber under the Dpad: My buddy told me that once he got a new pad, he just swapped out that old rubber and put it in the new one and it feels the sameI havent tried yet since I all my pads are newish. Any ideas on softening the rubber? Like microwaving it or something.
Also, I notice that newer pads look different on the inside. I wonder if I have to track down a pad from 1999 to get the best feel since Im sure theyve made changes in the last 7 years.
Any help is good.