I’m a bit surprised you still haven’t tried a Korean lever, though you may strongly dislike them given your stated preference for the “operation” method of play. My experience is admittedly limited to the 303-FK at this point, but they’re pretty cool in their own way. Very unique, worth trying IMO. Kind of an in between compromise between old American style parts and Japanese levers with its own flavor, quite satisfying to throw around.
Here’s a handy graphic from Crown’s website to help understand all their suffixes, at least for the new “Tekken 7” CWL-3507
For Tekken 7, I believe the official variant used is the one with the silicon rubber grommet (ST).
According to Taktak(Korean Tekken player) this variant is installed in Korean Tekken 7 cabinets
Crazy good stuff!
You don’t really seem to miss anything from the official manufactures, there is a completely different marked for k-sticks.
there are a few small shops that modify the joysticks. the most popular stick to mod is the Myoungshin Fanta, They call them “Myoungshin Fanta Airbag”
They change the latex rubber to a silicone rubber, and use Thailand micro switches and support the switches underneath and on top of them.
Green Arcade Lever
2011 version of Green Arcade lever
Uses a metal actuator
Normal Fanta / Fanta airbag
Quick comparison with the Crown 307 and Myoungshin fanta
The Myoungshin Fanta Airbag is the golden standard for top players in korea. Infiltration, JDCR etc. etc. uses this version.
when it comes to arcades they tend to use cheaper parts, and you never really know what you are play
Thanks Darksakul for reincarnating the old Korean part FAQ and giving us a place to discus theese often misunderstood arcade parts.
Kkolding nice pictures of the “myoungshin fanta airbag” first time I have ever seen this mod.
Anyway to buy one of these Fanta Airbags?
(also still want a Taeyoung Fanta…)
Just a quick reminder. You can use balltops with the Myoungshin Fanta and maybe with Crown too, just replace the shaft with a regular shaft from Sanwa and voila!
The shafts are the same length and diameter. I used that with a personal fightstick from a few years ago, so I’m 100% sure of this… at least with the Fanta:
Taeyoung Fanta is very much like the Crown CWJ-303N,
It’s not possible to buy them if you don’t live in Korea, they don’t ship internationally.
but send me a PM, and we might be able to figure something out.
http://istmall.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=9992322&category= - Myoungshin fanta airbag
I tried this wasn’t really the same feel. but good tip if you want to try lollipop on a Myoungshin =)
Yeah, it not the same since the extra length of the battop helps to play a lot better. But still an option for those who are more used to play with balltops.
From 2005 TZ
Makers of the “Wooden Korean stick” and the Saulabi = http://www.stick.pe.kr
Thanks for the link but I don’t read Korean and can’t even get Google translate to translate the page.
I did found this
Laught’s Saulabi Modding thread
These are both old threads with broken images and links, so please don’t necro the threads with request for updates.
Danm! I remember that thread even used that Modding thread and made a few of them saulabi’s for the local scene.
Last few times I visited Korea I haven’t been able to find any Taeyoung stick’s, last ones I had was from Laugh/Etokki in 2011. as it looks right now it doesn’t seem to be produced, or isn’t popular enough.
The Joysticks I actually dislike are the Sanwa JLF and most of the Happ and IL catalog.
lol, you’re gonna hate korean sticks even more.
Interesting, I wonder then if the 307 having a silicon rubber option is a response to players preferring the “fanta airbag”.
Now I kinda understand why there’s a metal ring that holds the microswitches. Nin(a top Korean player & commentator) once brought a complete panel from I assume Green Arcade to our local arcade. I heard he used a modified Myoungshin Fanta. But I never had any idea what exactly had been done to the stick until now.
everytime time his match came up at the tournament, the panel had to be swapped
^It’s stuff like that that makes me think believe that Crown added the silicon grommet option to the 307 specifically as a response to modded Fantas. I mean, Crown seems to be the most progressive of the Korean manufacturers.
The silicon rubber gommet is alot more durable then the original gommets, so the rubber wont soften up over time playing on it.
I have both a makestick pro and a magic stick both uses there own mod of the Myoungshin fanta, alltho Magic stick dont use Moyngshin fanta anymore they seem to use a modified 307 now.