If it weren’t for the Amazon Black Friday sale, I would still have my HRAP V3 instead of the VLX
I think I’ve always been biased towards Hori’s Real Arcade Pro series when compared to the TE sticks but here’s my opinion on the two sticks.
They both feel different, both sticks has their designs based upon the Taito Vewlix cabs’ control panel but that’s where they split. The TE stick has more wrist room so it’s ideal to play on your lap whereas the V series is slimmed down leaving less room making it perfect to play on a table.
The TE stick weighs about 6 pounds whereas the HRAP weighs about 4 pounds making it noticeably lighter and because the HRAP is longer in width, it’s actually nice to have the extended sides used as handles. Also one reason why I always like Hori is because everything is on the face of the stick, I really don’t like having “start” and “select” on the back of the stick. TE stick offers slightly by having the D-pad, Left Analog and Right Analog selection but there’s really no use in that feature IMO.