Kowal Short throw mod + LS56


#1

I searched and didnt see much on it. Has anyone tried this combo? Somebody that has experience with LS32 sticks. I plan to buy buttons and a stick for my back up stick. My main has ls38, my ps/dc has ls32 and i was going to pick ls32 for my ps3/pc/ps2 backup stick. But i wouldnt mind mixing it up alittle. I owned the ls56 for awhile, it was pretty good, but LS32/38 is my stuff. Just curious is the ls56 mod make that much of a difference feel wise


#2

???

Far as i know I’m the only one who has done 56 sort throw mods.


#3

It does what it’s supposed to (reduce throw), and it works with either the stock square gate or the octagonal gate. This isn’t a “no throw” level modification (wouldn’t work with both gates if so), but it does reduce throw dramatically. MC has a no throw square option if you wanted even smaller movement.

Do note that the kowal mod requires an 01 (5 pin pcb) variant.


#4

I just put the kowal short throw on my ls-62 as it shares the same base as the ls-56. The ls-62 is very similar to the ls-32 as far as shaft height. I noticed that I found a much more comfortable short throw with this mod and it was well balanced. To note I went with the imperfect short throw setup from focus attack. With both plates attached its a difference of 1mm shorter or 5mm in height increase. I feel it’s balanced perfect for shorter shaft joysticks.

The difference wasent dramatic for me but was noticible and a defenanant improvement. Is say not to short and not to long but perfect!


#5

Oh right, I totally forgot about that mod. I’ve had very little interest in modding the 56 base further since I think other levers are superior. Especially considering I did the whole acrylic gate thing going on 4 years ago with multiple throw tweaks. It’s just old news to me.

I had several, not just no throw, and I had circle, square, and octagonal with stock, short, and no throw for each. There was also no need to raise the gate or require a PCB.


#6

I have waiting this item KOWAL LS.ST Short Throw Mod for Seimitsu LS-55/56/58/60-01 Joystick.
How can i install in my Seimitsu LS-56-01?