EX-Groove Link Quick Release Shaft For Sanwa JLF Joysticks

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Phreak Mods EX Groove Link is a replacement shaft, manufactured from stainless steel, for Sanwa JLF series joysticks and once fitted to your fight stick will allow you to remove your ball top or bat top handle with ease, without having to go inside the fight stick. This is ideal for those players that are always travelling to tournaments or taking their favourite fight stick round to a friends house and are tired of the handle being in the way when putting their fight stick into a messenger bag.

The EX Groove Link is the ideal solution for the casual game players who are looking to save some space in their bag and for travelling tournament players who need to cram as much into their bags as possible. Once the Link is installed, the ease of which you can detach or attach the shaft and handle as and when required is very straight forward and no hassle.

Each EX Groove Link comes supplied with a bottom shaft piece, which needs to be installed into the joystick housing, a spring loaded top part and also a hex key, which allows you to tighten your ball top or bat top joystick handle with ease. We also sell a LINK Lanyard for those players who are always on the move and want to keep their favourite joystick handle and EX Groove Link safe and wear it around their neck!
The Link Lanyard With Shaft Connector

Once you have initially installed the EX Groove Link into your fight stick, you can remove your joystick handle by simply pulling up on the spring loaded top piece.

Before installing, please note the following information
* If your arcade stick has a dust washer underneath the control panel, please remove this prior to installation as it may have adverse effects on the operation.
* If you are using a custom acrylic dust washer, please note that the thicker ID edge may cause improper operation. To alleviate this issue, a counter-sink of the edge is recommended to avoid binding.
* Although designed to not come off during game play, it is NOT recommended to pick up your arcade stick by the top while using the EX Groove Link.

What's Included:
* 1 x The Link base shaft
* 1 x The Link quick release section
* 1 x 2.5mm hex key

What is the difference between the LINK and this latest version EX Groove?
The upper part and lower part of the shaft are the same size.
Feels more solid and allows for greater grip and comfort.
The outside diameter is consistent with shaft cover, which helps to normalize its feel with the Sanwa JLF shaft.
The spring is compressed between the intersection of part, which helps with the popping feel of the spring.

Product Features:
* Quick release shaft
* Very easy to use
* Choice of various colours
* Stainless steel
* Compatible with Sanwa JLF series of joysticks.


  • 5
    Damn good mod

    Posted by Frederyk on 29th Jun 2022

    Can't imagine not having this mod installed

  • 5
    Very good does the job!

    Posted by Chris B on 11th May 2022

    Very nice!! Hard and sturdy and very good for compact travel of your arcade sticks! Would recommend!

  • 5
    I like it

    Posted by Gopnik Star on 19th Oct 2021

    I can't imagine my fightstick without it
    Solid build quality and no chance of it falling off without intending to do so
    The feel of the ridge doesn't take long to get used to and it's thickness is about that of the lever with a dust guard on anyway

  • 4
    Phreak Mods “The Link” Quick release lever for Sanwa

    Posted by Carl Burrows on 16th May 2020

    Excellent addition to my fightstick for when I need to carry in my backpack, You can easily remove the stick and store it safely without the risk of causing damage. The only little negative I could find would be the “feel” when fitted but I got used to it very quickly. Highly recommend this product, the anodised Colours especially look very nice

  • 5

    Posted by Kerry Limmer on 18th Dec 2019

    Perfect for travelling and carrying your stick around, especially with the lanyard. Doesn't work with the KDiT Aluminium dustwashers unfortunately.

  • 5
    Phreakmods Link shaft

    Posted by Paul Wardle Millar on 18th Sep 2019

    Great mod for those travelling to tournaments, looks slick & great for storing your fightstick in ya backpack. I was waiting for the new Phreakmods EX groove link 2 but to be honest I’ve had no issues adapting to this shaft over the standard JLF feel. It’s a great product & you’ll have no regrets making this purchase. In fact I’m going install these in all my Fightsticks now I’m happy with the feel 10/10 from me ;)

  • 5
    Perfect service

    Posted by Matthijs bolier on 25th Jul 2019

    Product as expected very good
    But most of all service is absolutely perfect i live in Holland and had it in days nicely packed and quick delivery from Now on my to go shop for arcade stuff

  • 5
    The link quick release shaft

    Posted by Min on 10th Apr 2019

    The best out there. Added to all my arcade stick. High quality steel.

  • 5

    Posted by Fábio Spencer on 4th Apr 2019

    Optimal mod for players that travel a lot with their fightstick, eases storage on backpacks and is quite stylish.

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