Www.eightarc.com premium tournament joystick thread


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Eightarc and Qanba have partnered together to bring you premium joysticks. Built from the ground up, Eightarc joysticks are made from the finest materials and premium arcade components. Our exclusive joysticks are not available anywhere else.

Our webstore is open for business and we have joysticks in stock. We ship within the continental USA from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. [S]If you’re outside the continental USA, email us at info@eightarc.com.[/S] We are now shipping worldwide!

Depending on your needs or budget, we have a joystick for you:
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[]Fusion Ebony and Ivory for $184.99
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]Qanba Q4 Black for $149.99
[]Qanba Q4 White and Red for $149.99
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]Qanba Q4 Ice Red for $179.99
[*]Qanba Q4 Ice Blue for $179.99
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Visit us on the web at http://www.eightarc.com/ and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at info@eightarc.com

Reviews:
IGN.com
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/11/04/eightarc-arcade-sticks-video-review
Eventhubs.com
http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2011/nov/09/eightarc-fusion-and-ps3-onyx-review-eventhubs/
Avoidingthepuddle.com
http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2011/9/25/atp-review-of-the-new-eightarc-arcade-stick.html
http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2011/10/13/atp-review-of-the-eightarc-fusion-arcade-stick.html
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These are slick guys. Great job! I love the video review. I have no clue who that guy is but he was thoroughly entertaining.

“I don’t get crazy and fucking put like, you know, pictures of fucking transformers and shit on my arcade sticks.”


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Hey eightarc will you in the future start producing the Fusion with handle and six button panel as an option this will be epic if you do, also almost forgot does the Fusion also have a detachable usb cord.


#4

im buying my first stick and the Onyx looks really cool.
the detachable cable is plus:)

oh btw do you have any dealers in the East coast? or are these sticks only available on your website for now?


#5

Hello 725 produce one of those Q3 in all it’s naked wooden glory stained of course and semi-gloss coated that would make for an awsome limited edition.


#6

I’m curious about those buttons on the back.


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Check out a review of the ISO PS3 ONYX and a sneak peek at the FUSION PS3 + 360 in this video review:

http://eightarc.com/2011/avoiding-the-puddles-review-of-the-new-eightarc-arcade-joystick


#8

That would look great! But our wood is actually MDF which doesn’t have any grain to show off. But thanks for the recommendation on using something like oak or walnut or one of the fancier strains out there. Thanks for the feedback.

We’re always taking your feedback into consideration. Eightarc and Qanba have a close-knit partnership and your feedback translates directly to future improvements.

The Fusion has a USB compartment similar to the TE.

Check out http://eightarc.com/products for some large eye candy pics of all the joysticks from different angles. Also on each joystick page, there is a PDF spec sheet that details all of the features with description callouts.


#9

These are just like the Qanba’s (q3 and q4raf), not? Except for the detachable cable.
They look nice though (especially the piano finish ones), I just can’t understand why a Q4 is cheaper than the Fusion. Same in Europe where you have Qanba and BigBen (who partnered with Qanba, I think) promoting the same stick (same stick - different price - different brand). Not to bash, 'cause these sticks seem to be really good & sturdy, but I think it’s a bit confusing.


#10

Hey 725 when I go on the site from a mobile phone I get to a section that gives me the option to get a Qanba joystick in different colors blue, white, red you get the picture I assume these are q4raf limited edition’s if so the price is too high $250.00 not including shipping might as well order Q4raf LE from other sites it is cheaper and also the price on the fusion is high $185.00 plus add shipping it is more expensive then q4raf same stick start button moved to the side different label come on help us help you.

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#11

I’m going to go out on a limb here and be an ass. Thank you for informing us, but you don’t have 50 posts nor have you been a member here 6 months. And you’re basically selling your product right here. Gotta earn your stripes like everyone and fair is fair.


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Apologies for being blunt but you have made at least four key mistakes with this product:

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]The modular USB jack should be ‘Type B’ as these are significantly more durable than the ‘Type A’ used with these
[]There is no cable bay area to store the detachable USB cable
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I can understand why these decisions have been made as your company has chosen to recycle the older Qanba 3 model because it is simpler to copy than to innovate. But it is a real shame you did not consider using the much improved Q3 Empire Arcadia edition as a template to work on. I hope that any future releases will bear these criticisms in mind.

The wooden shell containing the Qanba 4 pcb would also be something to consider as it would be unique to the arcade stick market. The spare buttons on the side (there should be two IIRC) can be used to activate the console switch and whatever else if needed. Or you could use the original 2-way switch hole found on the back of Q3 sticks next to the USB jack.

Oh - selling the clear panels is a good idea, and it would be great to see some using just 6 button holes for the people who don’t like using button hole plugs.


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Are the ISOs direct copies of the Q3? I heard the the JLF is mounted lower than TE standard which may make it awkward for those with bigger hands.


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PS3 Ebony and Fusion use the Qanba 4 shells. All the other models use Qanba 3 shells, the only difference I can tell (without looking at the motherboards) is the back metal plate not having a 2-way switch hole.


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So would that mean the joystick is mounted at the same height as the Q3? It’s been noted that there is less shaft distance from the base to the balltop. It’s an issue for me because I play on PS3 but I go to tourneys that are on 360 where I probably have to borrow a TE, I don’t want to be thrown off by the differences, most joysticks AFAIK are mounted at TE standard height.


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Sorry, I wasn’t aware of this rule. Even on my original ID I do not have 50 posts, but I’ve been a member since 2004.


#17

Thanks Satan’s Haze. The joysticks are beautiful.

There are other differences between the Qanba joysticks and the Eightarc joysticks:
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Additionally, we’re located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, have a warranty of 90 days, and have all the replacement parts and joysticks in stock.

Thanks for informing us Typhoon01. You’ve definitely been most helpful with all your suggestions. This was actually an earlier version of our site where it was possible to purchase the button colors and balltop colors already assembled onto the joystick. Instead we had decided on letting the player do that if they chose and offer all the parts to do so on our site. We’ve got a wide array of colors for balltops and buttons to choose from.

No worries, gahrling. Although we may have differences in opinions on our decision for this product, we definitely appreciate your feedback. When designing this joystick, we’ve considered all these features to present to you the most optimal design. It is impossible to create a joystick that will make everyone happy which is why we have five different joysticks that have different combinations of features at different price points. Thank you for the insightful comments and we’ll definitely keep them in mind for our future products. I really like your idea for the 6 button clear panel and we’ll see if we can get these available soon since these are easier to manufacture.

We’ve changed the wireless Q3 to a detachable USB cable for the ISO joystick. Eightarc and Qanba joysticks use different faceplates than MadCatz faceplates and also use different manufacturing techniques.

Both distances from the bottom of the balltop to the top panel are an inch for the TE and Eightarc joysticks.


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Issues raised aside, I have little cause for complaint with the original Q3. I own one myself and it is a pleasure to use, I prefer it to the TE Fightstick in many ways. Just disappointed the improvements made with the Empire Arcadia edition have been seemingly lost to history.

6 button panels will certainly be easier to manufacture than new metal top plates, though that would also be interesting as you could then offer customers a full range of button layout options, such as Sega Astro City and SNK.


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yo! i was interested in buying the fusion, i live around the bay area and was wondering if local pickups/ purchases were available… i have a few friends also who would be interested in buying duel modded sticks out the box! please lmk asap


#20

Thanks for the interest stylone. Yes! We can meet you locally to avoid shipping costs. Please email us at info@eightarc.com so we can go over the details.