KOWAL™ 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joysticks
The KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator is manufactured from lightweight ABS plastic and is intended to be used as a replacement actuator on the Sanwa JLF series of joysticks. Once fitted, you will benefit from a shorter throw and faster engagement of your joystick, which will result in improved gameplay. The KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator is ideal for fight stick builders and those customers who like modding fight sticks for improved performance. The KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator has been tested with square and octagonal restrictor plates and engages the stock switches on the Sanwa JLF series of joysticks consistently.
The KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator is compatible with all the Sanwa JLF series of joysticks.
Installing the KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator is very straight forward.
1/ Take your JLF series joystick and using a small flat head screwdriver, gently prise off the C Clip on the bottom of the joystick.
2/ Lift off the stock actuator. Replace this with the KOWAL™ 1mm oversize actuator and gently push down.
3/ Using a small pair of pliers, gently grip the C Clip and with a gentle squeeze, the C Clip will snap back into place.
In the diagram above:
Neutral Zone (area where actuator doesn't touch switches) is indicated in BLUE.
Dead Zone (area where actuator presses begins pressing switch) is BLACK.
Activation (are where switch is pressing down) is RED.
KOWAL™ actuator retains the neutral zone. This allows switches to perform normally.
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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.
Amazing for shooters!
Posted by Zak on 16th Nov 2016
I thought that virtsticks were great for years, but this actuator with a JLF makes shmup control incredibly accurate! Wonderful product!
Because every millisecond counts
Posted by Yaksha on 2nd Oct 2016
Remember this : execution is one of the most important part in fighting games.
I bought this toghether with the Kowal octogonal restrictor gate for Hayabusa stick. I didn't install it at 1st but as the aluminium ball top was heavier, the stick used to bounce a lot and my inputs were false. I decided to twist 2 springs together but I felt I will have to struggle a lot to have my input direction. I remembered I had the oversize actuator so I decided to put it in place of the original.
The result is a harder stick (you can also buy a 2 or 4lb srping) BUT the click comes as soon as you push it (the dead zone is really reduced). No more hard struggle. Every imput is performed quicker. Rekka moves are coming out perfectly because the timing is now good, and I can finally perform the shorcut for quarter circle moves + super/creative art. Comboing in KOF XIV ans SFV is now a lot easier. No more frustration.
This is a must buy for people who have difficulties with execution, shaky hands problems as a great add with a harder spring and the restrictor gate.
Makes the stick more responsive
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2016
Mounted on a Sanwa JLF, it makes the stick slightly more responsive and it shortens the dead zone. A nice mod at a low price. Recommended.
Posted by Unknown on 17th May 2016
I'm a noob and installing this on my Hori Hayabusa V is easy!
Though I can't tell the difference as of now since I also installed the Kowal Octopus Octagonal gate.
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