Hello all. New user here. Just got into the world of arcade sticks recently. My main use for it is for retro arcade games such as those on CPS2 and Neo Geo. I have an Eightarc Fusion as my first stick, and was kind of disappointed with the stock parts. I could not go a full minute without my admittedly very large hands accidentally activating an incredibly light button by accident, to effects such as tagging out my partner by accident on Marvel vs. Capcom. In addition, repeated firing was nearly impossible on shmups due to the very shallow engage distance.
I have since switched to all Seimitsu parts - an LS-56 with an octagonal gate (this isn’t only for fighting games!) and PS-14-G buttons. I’m not unhappy with this setup - it alleviates a lot of my irritation with the stock Sanwa parts - but I feel like it could be better, especially for retro stuff. I’ve pretty much decided on a Sanwa JLW-UM battop for the stick (I will make sure my Eightarc has threads for that mounting plate first, of course) and Sanwa buttons using Omron microswitches.
Google yielded no results for such a comparison. I can only read that the OBSF-30RG resembles an OBSF-30 except with bottom engagement, and that the OBS-30A is similar to a Happ switch in force and feel. I am leaning towards the OBS-30A, since I prefer a stiffer switch (I type on Cherry MX Green switches), but I’d like to hear from someone who has tried them both out.