Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST25 Arcade Joystick
Brand : Samducksa
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The Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST25 is a high quality joystick, manufactured in South Korea by Crown. The 309 models are the latest joysticks to be released by Crown and are the joystick of choice for many high ranking, fighting game tournament players from around the world. If you enjoy playing Tekken or other 3D fighting games, look no further.
In the past, many of our customers have requested the perfect stick for playing Tekken and other 3D fighting games. You asked and we listened! We import Crown joysticks from South Korea, so we are able to spread the love and offer these excellent joysticks to our customer base Worldwide.
The 309MJ-KMS-ST25 model features a fixed bat top style handle in red, black or white and has a faster return to neutral position, due to the white silicone rubber tension system. This makes game play a breeze for those games that require consistent movement, such as Tekken and 3D fighters. If you use the Crown 309MJ-KMS-ST25 joystick, full 360 motions, quarter circle back/forward and other game play movements will begin to feel effortless.
Product Codes Explained:
CWL = Crown lever
F = Almost zero neck
M = Middle neck
Helpme = Long neck
J = Japanese mounting plate
K = Korean mounting plate
KMS = Korean Microswitch
ST25 or ST35 = 25g or 35g tension
* This joystick IS Compatible with Sanwa mounting and is fitted with GSM-V1623A3 Gersung microswitches.
The tear drop style handle on the 309MJ-KMS-ST25 is fixed and can’t be removed or unscrewed, unlike Sanwa and Seimitsu joysticks, where the handles can be unscrewed and are interchangeable.If you prefer a balltop style handle, we have the perfect solution!
We also sell a Crown conversion shaft.
This can be purchased separately here: Crown Conversion Shaft for Crown Arcade Joysticks
By removing the shaft and replacing with the Crown conversion shaft, you will be able to fit any Sanwa (35 mm) or Seimitsu LB-35 balltop handle to your Crown stick. By installing the Crown conversion shaft, you can open up a wide range of possibilities for adding a balltop style handle or different colour bat top handle to your Crown CWL-309MJ-JKS-ST25 joystick. The Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST25 joystick offers smooth cornerless movement during game play and also features high quality microswitches with 4.8mm (0.187 inch) terminals.
* Compatible with Sanwa mounting
* High Quality South Korean Joystick from Crown
* Smooth cornerless movement during game play
* Fitted with GSM-V1623A3 Gersung microswitches
* Faster return to neutral position
* Durable acetate actuator
* White silicone rubber tension system
* Perfect choice for Tekken or other 3D fighting games
* Can be modded with Crown conversion shaft for adding ball top handles
This joystick requires 4.8mm crimped wires for connection
There are 4 microswitches fitted.
Each microswitch will require 1 x wire 4.8mm for ground connection and 1 x wire 4.8mm for signal connection. For the ground connections, you can use the daisy chain harness 4.8mm.
Pre-crimped wires and daisy chain harness can be purchased separately here:
Wires & Cables
* Our Crown conversion harness is suitable if you wish to connect to an existing 5 pin cable connection
* The Crown conversion harness converts joysticks with standard .187” microswitch terminals for use with a Sanwa JLF-H cable.
This can be purchased separately here: Crown Conversion Harness
Being my first Korean lever, I can only compare it to my Hori Hayabusa and Sanwa JLF levers. The increased tension, quick return to neutral & gateless design of the Crown are instantly noticeable in comparison and a welcome positive when playing 3D type fighting games such as VF5/Tekken where singular dash type inputs are used more frequently. I found it still performed well in a 2D fighting game (tested on SFIII - 3rd Strike Online edition) but imagine the gateless design might not be for some as you cannot feel those familiar hard flat surfaces and corners of a square/octagonal gate. Glad I purcashed this stick and love how easily it fitted within my Venom stick with no extra cutting. Recommended.
Personally I don't like the feel of a Korean leaver but I can still attest to the quality of this product. AWUK are always fast with shipping, and pack their products correctly to avoid any further damage.
Coming from an sanwa JLF this feels kind of "mushy" in the corners. I understand that some people prefer the Korean lever and for doing electrics in Tekken it is noticeably more consistent on the JLF.
I installed this into my hori rap 4 with no issues besides having to bend the pins on one side slightly to get them to fit in the case but that didn't affect the action of the leaver in any way.
If you're unsure if you like Korean levers or not I'd recommend this due to the price point and ease of installation.
The Crown lever takes some getting used to but is worth every single second. Movement on tekken with a Crown is so much smoother than a JLF. I tried everything to get my JLF as buttery smooth as the Crown lever and nothing came close. Diagonals are a little weird to pull off at first, but you will get used to them. The Gersung microswitches that come with these can be a little bit inconsistent since mine came with 2 stiffer ones and 2 softer ones which was a bit weird. Other than that this stick is really nice.
This stick is superb. If you play tekken and you wanna try korean sticks but don't want to pay 200€+ shipping for an omni or other expensive imported korean arcade sticks, this is the only option you got. That doesn't mean it's a bad option. No not at all. Crown levers are really really good. Wave dashing as well as backdash cancel feels good with these. Much better than with the JLF (which I love btw), at least for my taste.
The 309 ST 25 is a very smooth and responsive joystick, compared to the 303 FK it is has lighter tension, which may take some getting used to if you're familiar with higher tension sticks. Its feels somewhat like a mix between the JLF and the 303 FK in my opinion. Diagonal response is better than that of the 303 FK and the "gate-less"/circular motion of the stick gives it a very smooth feel. I'd recommend this stick to those that are used to Japanese joysticks and are new to Korean joysticks.
I am very happy to have my product in perfect condition and fast. I'm sure I'll buy again at Arcade World UK