I’m currently faced with a purchasing delimma so I figured I ask the experts for some advice. I’m looking to purchase an HRAP2SA from videogamecentral.com they have it for pre-order for $150 so after shipping I’m looking at $186, which is cheaper than if I had purchased off of play-asia (which sold the stick alone for almost $190). The allure of the HRAP2SA is that it’s all Sanwa parts, but I already have the HRAP1 (black stick with the green ball and buttons) and this already has a Sanwa stick and Hori buttons so I’m not sure if the investment in another HRAP would be worth it. Is there a big difference between Hori buttons and Sanwa buttons or a big difference between the Sanwa stick on the HRAP1 and HRAP2sa. Any information, advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
the hori buttons feel more mushy to me.
there will be no difference between the acutal sticks on the HRAP1 and HRAP2SA. both are sanwa jlf with square gates. unless you need the stick for two players, or just want another stick, then you dont really need it. if youre happy with how the buttons on your HRAP1 feel, then you dont need to buy it.
??? WTF you smoking? That has nothing to do with his question, and even after modding and throwing the same amount of money down, is not as good as buying an HRAP out of the gate.
As already said, there isn’t a difference in the stick, so don’t sweat about that. The differences between, ignoring color differences:
HRAP1 and HRAP2: 1) Button layout. The HRAP2 is more curved and encourages playing on the six buttons closest to the stick. HRAP1 is less curved and encourages playing on the farther six.
HRAP2 and HRAP2SA: 1) Sanwa buttons instead of Hori buttons.
If you’re okay with the button layout on the HRAP1, and just want to check the buttons, order eight buttons from lizardlick and swap them out; its super easy, and pretty cheap. The ONLY reason to consider an HRAPSA is if the cost of the SA is less than the cost of an HRAP2 and some sanwa buttons, AND if you really hate the button layout on the HRAP1.
Check the HRAP FAQ thread for any details, instead of making a new thread.
Thanks for your help guys, think I’m gonna pass on the HRAP2SA and instead buy Sanwa buttons for my HRAP1. Toodles: I went on lizardlick and they have so many options for Sanwa buttons. Might you or anyone else know which buttons I should buy for my HRAP1 and any good tutorials that will show me what to do to replace them? Thanks alot guys your all awesome!
I can’t thank you guys enough for all your help, not only are you guys helping me save money but your helping me make my current stick better. Once I have everything confirmed I’m going to place the order. I’ll post pictures once I’m done.
Yea HRAP2 SA ive gone thru many sticks the SC2 stick SFAC stick with happ parts the T5 stick and now my HRAP2 SA, HRAP2SA seriously for the win. Its the best stick ive ever owned and i will not buy another stick because i LOVE the wide base and its really sturdy this base will last 5+ years just keep replacing the stick and buttons every 6 months or so (I play over 5 different 2d fighters and 3 3d fighting games) Officially beatdown tested and tourney proven HRAP 2SA ftw folks
On a side note when you beat the shit outta sanwa buttons like around the 750-900 presses mark the get REALLY sensitive like the wieght of a finger will fully depress them so making shit like karas in 3s crazy easy.
Kara Demon? this stick will make you play akuma just to see the other players WTF look on his face
i have to agree with all, the HRAP2 SA is the best stick i have played on, i have a HRAP1 too, first i hated the HRAP2 layout, but i tought i should give it a try, got to sold my PSP to buy the SA and i wont regret it, once you get use to the layout you will start beasting i love mine, you cant go wrong with it.
customs are great in a sense that they’re one of kind sticks. but hrap is pretty much perfectly engineered to give players the closest feeling they can get sitting in front of a japanese cabinet.
the button layout, the weight… everything is just right about the hrap - especially the hrap2sa.
most customs are pain the ass when they go haywire; and most of them are not built to last. so the quality of the stick will deteriorate (both functionally and aesthetically) much quicker over time compared to the hrap.