“Anyways, Korean sticks use a acuator, exactly like a Happ Super Joystick. Instead of a spring restrictor to snap the stick back to the center, it uses a rubber restrictor. When the stick is brand new, its stiff as fuck. When it starts to break in, it creates a “gummy” feeling. (best word i could think of for the way it feels)”
"Korean sticks dont have a gate. Neither do American sticks. Only japanese sticks have a gate. Korean sticks DO use a rubber restrictor like american sticks use springs to snap the stick back to the center, but the switches dont last longer, the switches last just as long as any high quality Japanese and American microswitches. (Omron and Cherry) US and Korean sticks use acuators.
The bad thing about Korean sticks is when the rubber completely wears, thats it, but that does take a considerable amount of time…"
“When the stick is broken in, when you tap foward, back, down, or up, the stick hits the microswitch, but it doesnt snap back immediately, but it slowly moves back to the center, the gummy sensation i mentioned earlier, but dont worry, the stick throw is like a Sanwa, very short. Although the stick is slowly moveing back to the center, the actuator is back in neutral, allowing you to hit another direction while the stick is going back to center. Because of this, it allows people to light-dash (a wave-dash only faster) in Tekken. (For people who dont know, a WD/LD is executed by doing f, n, d, df, f, f, n, d, df, f very fast repeatedly) With an US or Japanese stick, you have to wait after you tap the foward for it to go back to neutral (if you dont, the dash will not come out at all), whereas with a korean stick, you do not have to wait to start the qcf. Techniques like Hayashida, Lightdashing in Tekken, or Minami Step in VF IMO come out easier on Korean sticks.”
Although it uses a acuator like a Happ stick, Korean sticks arent prone to the biggest problem Happ sticks encounter: the sticks “dead-zone”. In Korean sticks, its non-existant cause the microswitches are so close to the acuator. All Happ sticks (Competition, Ultimate, Super) have to travel a certain distance before the acuator hits the microswitch (dead-zone), thus activating it. Like a Japanese stick, you will never miss a diagonal with a Korean stick.
To me, Sanwa sticks = #1, while Koreans sticks are RIGHT there behind Sanwas, but i would put them together cause theyre both that good."