Need advice on modding Fightstick Spring


#1

Hello all, I need some help modding my MVC 3 TE stick, specifically the stick itself. A bit of background to explain what I am trying to accomplish… I grew up in arcades with (what I have recently learned to be) American style stick setups, ie. Bat top stick, and circle gate with a tight spring. When MVC 3 came out I made the decision to switch from pad to stick and started on modding the stick.

I have already modded my TE stick to have a circle gate and a bat top, but its still giving me some issues. The two major problems I have are that the bat top spins constantly while I am playing, which really throws off my execution. Is there any way to make it so the bat top doesn’t spin but just stays in place?

The other issue I am having is that the spring is way too loose for my liking. I found a tutorial on youtube on how to stretch out the spring to make it firmer, and that didn’t work, and I even went to Home Depot as I saw on old thread on Shoryken that they would have suitable replacement springs, but couldn’t find any. I know you can get replacement springs from Lizardlick (where I bought my gate and bat top), but don’t know which spring to order.

Anybody have any tips on these issues?

Thanks for your help.


#2

Add a seimitsu LS-55 spring, combine it with jlf spring this will help.


#3

Any tips on stopping the bat top from spinning?


#4

It’s normal for it to spin I have never had an issue when in game play with bat top but everyones different. Sorry don’t know how to stop it from spinning.


#5

You could do it but I can’t think of anyway that wouldn’t ruin the joystick for any further modifications though.


#6

add an ls-33 spring.


#7

is the battop not screwed on tightly? even american sticks spin…


#8

Get some threadlock for the bat top, but then don’t expect for it to easily (if ever) come off if you want it to.