I recently picked up this stick and also acquired the circle gate for the LS 32 as well. After an hour of testing, the circle gate seemed “ok” but I was expecting something a little better (more along the lines of a Mas competition stick with a lighter feel). However, I noticed on Slagcoin’s site (http://slagcoin.com/joystick/attributes_brands.html) he mentions removing both gates (the blue plastic and the stock square gate), which leaves a circle gate. I tried it out for several hours and the non-gate stick felt amazing.
I was just wondering, will continuous play without the gate ultimately damage the LS 32? Anyone have any extensive tests with this method?