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Presenting the first stick available from Team Crooked Jester!
RahXephon Melismatic Reika Mishima Joystick
The chasis for this stick was made using a light Pine Wood with 2 coats of spray on primer and 3 coats of black matte spray paint. The matte photo print is encased under lexan plastic which is rated 250x more durable than glass. The actual joystick in this box is made using a Sanwa JLP-TP-8T 4-Way Gate Joystick. It has been mounted 9mm recessed from the top surface giving it a perfect arcade feel identical to the height of Hori’s Real Arcade Pro series of joysticks. As well, it uses 8 Sanwa OBSN-30 Push Button Switches for the main buttons and 3 Sanwa OBSN-24 Push Buttons Switches for Start/Select/Analog. The bottom is made of perforated pegboard which is latched on with velco so that it can be easily without the use of tools during a tournament.
Why a third button for Analog? Well the PS3’s recent firmware upgrade enabled the analog buttons in PS2 and PSX controllers to act as a home button. So if you are using a converter to use this stick on a PS3, you will have a home button readily available! Right now there is no circuitry in this stick. I will not be putting circuitry into this stick until someone has agreed to buy it. This way, I can map the buttons to any which way the buyer wishes to use it. Whether it be VF5, T5DR, SC3 or whatever layout the buyer wants, it can be done. All buttons will be connected using .110 quick disconnects so that the user can easily remove the pegboard and switch the button maps when needed.
Bidding on this stick will start at $150.
In addition to this stick, we are also willing to made custom sticks for people interested. We have selected three different types of wood. Pine is the cheapest, extremely light, but also soft and malleable. Maple is a mid-ranged wood, being a little bit heaver and tougher; it will also be more expensive since its harder to work with. Red Oak is the best wood we offer, but its a lot heaver, and much more expensive; of course, it is extremely strong and hard to dent. Our sticks are legal sized at about 8.5 x 14 inches. Smaller than Hori’s Real Arcade Pro series, making it a comfortable fit on your lap. We can also insert any image you want underneath the lexan. We use the highest quality and some of the most expensive parts in our sticks. If you are interested please email me firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Since these sticks are home made, they won’t be perfect. It is natural to have some sort of imperfections; they are not made with a manufactured process and each piece of wood and electronics is handled with as much care as possible. But as I said, this is hand made and its impossible to be perfect. Even this Reika stick, if you look closely to the image, you will see that the lexan glass is actually 1mm too short on the left side of the stick. We try our best and will make sure you get a good product with as few imperfections within reason as possible.