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KOWAL™ 1mm Nylon Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joysticks

KOWAL™ 1mm Nylon Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joysticks

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£2.70 (Inc. VAT)
£2.25 (Ex. VAT)
8 Grams
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  • 5
    Amazing Actuator...

    Posted by Ulisses Medeiros on 15th Nov 2017

    the actuator is exceptional and help to improve the speed of the inputs in a satisfactory way and that helps to better the execution of the game ... I recommend using a spring of 2lb or 4lb

  • 5

    Posted by Kenneth Wisnes on 27th Sep 2017

    Works almost exactly how I imagined it. I don't have to drag my stick as far as before to do an input, and it feels just right this way. The difference isn't massive between this and a normal one, but it's noticeable for sure.

  • 5
    Amazing what 1mm can do.. (she said)

    Posted by Christoffer Almgren on 17th Sep 2017

    It's great for me, with the addition of the other stuff I changed in the HRAP V Kai, it's like a totally different sick, in a good way!

  • 5
    Good and cheap upgrade!

    Posted by Petter on 16th Aug 2017

    Great way to decrease deadzone on a hori hayabusa joystick. Performs best paired with the Kowal Octopus gate, but works with the standard square gate if you round the upper edge of the lip with a fine grit sand paper.

  • 4
    Only useful for kowal gates.

    Posted by N3B on 23rd Jul 2017

    Does exactly what is says on the tin. I was looking to shorten my throw on my kowal octo gate and this fits well (hayabusa stick). However when I swopped the kowal gate for the original square gate this actuator didn't work. Making the switches in the joystick feel 'broken' and snappy. So if you just looking to shorten your throw and your not replacing your gate then this isn't great, however it works so smoothly with the correct gate I can't mark it down.

  • 5
    Essential purchase for my JLF

    Posted by Olly on 20th Jul 2017

    Where fractions of a second count, this mod is probably essential. You will want to invest in a 2lb &/or 4lb spring because the stock Sanwa spring is too light. Be aware that switch activations on the opposite side are more likely with heavier handles (like the Aluminium ball top) as the stick returns to centre because of the smaller deadzone. Once I got used to it, with the right spring and handle top combo, response times greatly improved.

  • 5
    Cheap Upgrade

    Posted by Jack on 21st Jun 2017

    Combined this with a 4lb spring on my otherwise stock JLF and found that my inputs are now much more precise, it seems to be helping very much in transitioning from Street Fighter to Tekken as a substitute for buying a whole new Korean stick.

  • 5
    Great product.

    Posted by Robin on 18th May 2017

    Cracked open my Hori Arcade Pro 4 and installed this along with a KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Gate. Instantly reduced the dead zone. Took a little getting used too but was worth it. Next step is the 2lb spring.

  • 5
    Cheap and effective way to improve feel and execution

    Posted by Tom on 23rd Nov 2016

    I know it's a few quid for a tiny piece of plastic, but it really does make a difference to feel and pulling off moves. I used this to modify a JLF that I'd installed in a case, and I really like the difference. In conjunction with a 2lb spring, this is pretty much where it's at.