Inexpensive source for Korean sticks?


#1

I want to try out a Korean style stick. However, buying a Saulabi from eTokki or Play-Asia will run about $80-90 with shipping. The consensus seems to be that the stock stick is bad, so buying a replacement would add another $20 plus shipping for parts. I’m really not too keen on spending $120-130 just to try one out. Are there any other options?


#2

After some google searches, and finding out there also a movie of the same name (Saulabi).
You are stuck trying to get the stick from import shops or import websites, I found one Saulabi PS2 stick on ebay, but there still a day left before serious bidding will begin.


#3

I saw that stick on ebay, but it’s PS2, so I’d also need a lag-free converter to use it on my PS3.


#4

Check out SRK’s converter comparability thread. If you going to order a new Korean stick later from eToki any ways, you may as well grab their PS2 to USb adapter, its one of the better rated ps2 to usb adapter out their


#5

There’s a modded authentic saulabi in the trading post. Grab that one. Saves you having to pay for the arcade parts and labor.


#6

Laugh.


#7

Funnier still, the PS2 Saulabi sticks reportedly do not work well with PS2-to-PS3 converters.

Hmm…
What about buying a stick from eTokki.com and modding it into an SE/TE by yourself?

IIRC all you need is a a good drill bit to help remove the universal mounting plate, and a grinding tool to extend the hole to 35mm.


#8

As far as I know the PS2 Saulabi doesn’t work with any PS2 to PS3 converter. Does work quite well with PS2 to 360 converters though…


#9

Well, if you have a TE stick you can order a replacement panel from http://shoryuken.com/f177/project-llc-steel-panel-replacements-te-hrap-diy-custom-etc-uni-mounts-new-264080/

You can mount a Fanta in it.

Then there’s this

http://www.etokki.com/Wooden%20Korean%20stick%20PS3

But the shipping alone will run you 55 dollars.


#10

Overall I think the point is, as long as there are costly international shipping, Korean sticks are a small niche area of the joystick SRK scene. And Japanese and American/Euro style parts being more common. I was thinking maybe with that PS2 Saulabi, someone could mod it with a different board and make it PS3 compatible, Cthulhu, PS360 or some other board.


#11

http://shoryuken.com/f226/wts-wtt-saulabi-korean-stick-brand-new-parts-%2475-shipped-265395/


#12

This looks like a good option. I might buy one when he finishes the HRAP panels.

I’ll check into this too.


#13

As long as you don’t mind that it’s thick plexi then 'The Cleaner’already makes K-stick replacement panels for HRAPs.


#14

just purchase a cheap hrap case T5 and put Korean stick in it thats what I did and it worked out well there is a tutorial thread on here it pretty simple make the hole larger and remove the mounting plate


#15

If you’re ok with a PS1 stick, and using the Inpin for a converter

Saulabi SPS-1000 Vibration Stick - eBay (item 220738555307 end time Feb-22-11 06:40:41 PST)

$25 + $6 shipping off ebay.

Or you can do what I did, drop the stock board, put in a Cthulhu, and have a ball. I also went further down the extreme road and dual modded it for 360, but that’s not a must.

Good luck finding one for cheap though, it’s tough. I had wanted one for a while, but the shipping was a turnoff. Waited until I was in Korea and bought one while I was there. Really happy I did, that is my tournament stick now. Took it to a tournament this weekend and got a TON of compliments on it. No one brave enough to play on it, but people were impressed and curious about it.


#16

Yeah! I have some cheap options.

Shoot me a pm


#17

#18

Mymybox.com is selling Saulabi SPS-1000 for $40 plus shipping from California. From the research I’ve done the site seems legit.