I’ve been using my round 2 TE stick for well over a year clocking nearly 700 hours on ssf4.
I now noticed that the sanwa stick has stiffened up a lot.
Compared to my mates round 1 TE which has hardly been used and my chun TE-s which has never been used at all, my round 2 TE stick is much stiffer. It does not snap back as much as the other jlf sticks I’m comparing it to.
The stick is also more noisy and not nearly as smooth when moving it around.
What could this be and how can I sort it out?
Do you think the spring is worn out?
Could it be that it needs extra lubrication? When I first started using the stick I did notice a squeaking noise which disappeared after a while.
Any advice or experience on the matter that can be shared would be gratefully appreciated.
I thought I was imagining it till I asked the wife(who is clueless about gaming!) to wiggle 3 joysticks around, my stiff jlf, normal round 1 TE jlf and a modded SE stick with a seimitsu ls-32.
She said that the stiffest stick was the problematic round 2 jlf! Even stiffer than the ls-32 and it really is!
I don’t really want to buy a new jlf but would like to fix this stick to how it’s meant to be, loose and smooth.
Also this lube stuff is expensive (£20!) just for a small tube, granted it will last a life time but more expensive than getting a new jlf. I also would have no idea how and where to apply this lube. ( if that is the problem)
Any responses would be really great. I rarely post on srk but browse everyday on tech talk. I’m loving the arcade stick thread! Keep up the good work.