While I cannot yet speak for its longevity, it seems to be a very high quality product with a solid feel to it.
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For joystyck Sanwa they do not serve simply have presentations just inform online to find out which is the best in its category, I still have to mount it so my review is only on low feelings offline, with a small surcharge the SK version offers the additional black cover .
I've tried a lot of joysticks (Hori Hayabusa, Seimitsu LS-32 etc. etc.) but at the end of the day I prefer the feeling of the JLF. I really like the looseness of this stick. The previous one, mounted on a MadCatz TE, lasted me about 2500 hours of gameplay, so it's very reliable too.
The Sanwa JLF is a smooth and sensitive joystick. For the best results with this joystick in my opinion a quick but relaxed hand is needed.
This stick has decent engage and throw but the switches are sensitive so again it is good to keep a relaxed hand when using the stick to allow the switches to release, when dashing for example.
Upon first impression I noticed that the stick had a rapid and responsive feel but at the same time it felt too loose for my hand. Although with the stock spring it was useable for me, I opted into getting a stiffer Seimitsu LS-55 spring which gave the stick a firmer feeling without being to stiff.
Starting out using the JLF I didn't like using the square gate as my inputs would always stop due to hitting the corners, so I opted into trying a circular and octagonal gate, the octagonal being what I preferred for a short time before going back the the square due to missing diagonals.
For anyone having issues with a square gate when performing motions, I advise not hitting the corners when performing them as this slows down the input, try moving the stick within the gate or at least again try not to hit the corners. The square gate I find works well for finding diagonals for jumping, blocking, charging and dragon punch motions.
I've had this stick for over 6 months now and during that time I've grown to enjoy using this joystick, although the JLF takes time to get used to especially if you're a pad user as I was, I definitely recommend this joystick for anyone making the switch from pad due to the customisability and smooth motion of the joystick.
It is quieter than my stock joystick as well as being smoother and more responsive.