Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST35 Arcade Joystick

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Expected re-stock date is 10th Feb 2023


The Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST35 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-ST35 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-ST35 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

Please Note:
* This joystick IS Compatible with Sanwa mounting and is fitted with GSM-V1623A3 Gersung microswitches.
The tear drop style handle on the 309MJ-KMS-ST35 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-ST35 joystick. The Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST35 joystick offers smooth cornerless movement during game play and also features high quality microswitches with 4.8mm (0.187 inch) terminals.

Product Features:
* 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

Wiring Info:
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


  • 5

    Posted by Michael on 8th Aug 2022

    I am mega happy with this lever, I'm using it on a naija stick, I had to file some plastic nubs under the bonnet, but hardly an obstacle. I highly recommend this to any Tekken player, especially if you play mishima type.

  • 4
    Good for Tekken and the occasional 2d fighter

    Posted by Rob on 9th Dec 2021

    I've used this lever for a little over 6 months in my Venom Arcade Stick (EU Mayflash F300) and I can generally say I've been satisfied with it. Compared to the standard lever that came with my arcade stick, this one feels very high quality. Playing Tekken with it is great, the quick return to neutral is very good for KBD and wavedashing.

    I’ve also played Guilty Gear Strive, Blazblue CentralFiction and various other 2d games with it, but for these I felt this stick was not as good as it was for Tekken. For example, hitting up+forward or up+back on this stick is pretty hard since there is no gate and the tension of the 35a grommet makes it more challenging to move the stick quickly in those directions.

    Things like 720s or more and super jump cancels are super hard to impossible to do on this stick as well. So before buying it, you should ask yourself if you only want to play Tekken or if you want to play 2d games as well. Since if you want to play more than just Tekken, I’d maybe look at something like a Sanwa JLF or if you really want a K-lever maybe look at getting the 25a tension grommet.

  • 5

    Posted by Roderick Grech on 25th Aug 2021

    perfect for tekken. can't go back to japanese stick after a week of using it. fits perfectly in hori rap 4.

  • 5
    Probably the best available K-Lever you can get in Europe

    Posted by dubu on 26th Jun 2021

    If you live in Europe and you wanna try out a K-Lever, you really can't get around to a 309MJ. It's the perfect introduction for K-Lever beginners since the availablity and the ease of installment isn't really prevelant in other K-Levers in Europe.

    As for grommets: I suggest getting a 35. It might feel a bit on the heavier side of things especially for beginners, however after a while it will feel much looser.
    But if you're still unsure, just get the other grommets as well and try it out what best fits you.

    That being said, it's great and reasonably priced Lever.

  • 5

    Posted by Ted on 4th Sep 2020

    A must for 3D-fighters

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Villanueva on 21st May 2020

    Perfect korean stick for Tekken 7

  • 5
    Korean Sticks feel good

    Posted by Robin Cornwall on 19th Feb 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Great Quality lever

    Posted by Connor (aka DoubleBox) on 18th Oct 2018

    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.

  • 4
    Crown Lever!

    Posted by Jayden on 12th Sep 2018

    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.

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