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KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Gate

£3.00 (inc VAT) £2.50 (exc VAT)
30 Grams
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Product Description

PLEASE NOTE: The KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus is not compatible with the Hayabusa Silent Optical joystick, as it is constructed differently. The KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus is not designed for the Sanwa JLF, Seimitsu LS, Crown, Suzo Happ, IL, or other joystick - it is designed specifically for the original Hori Hayabusa joystick.

At the moment, Hori - manufacturers of the popular Hori Hayabusa Joystick - have not indicated plans to offer an octagonal restrictor plate. Kowal, well known for the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick, Flat Plate Converter and Japan S Plate Converter, took the challenge to design an integrated solution that could be manufactured and installed easily, called the "Hayabusa Octopus".

New Features:
* The new KOWAL Octopus is made of a durable nylon plastic. It is moulded into an attractive shape that greatly compliments the Hayabusa's construction.
* Octopus' internal gate is several millimetres deeper than the acrylic model. Most importantly, it is bevelled inward to best accommodate the tilt of your joystick shaft. For those who to like to ride the gate hard, this approach greatly reduces wear and tear of the actuator over the previous model.
* The underside of the gate is recessed around the centre. This was designed specifically to fit the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick, which is also compatible with the Hayabusa.

Smooth Around The Corners:
Inspired by the Seimitsu LS 56 Octagonal Restrictor Plate, the KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus factors both rotation and diagonal range that is lost in the Sanwa GT-Y's Octagonal gate. This standard creates two contact points on each corner of the gate, creating a small gap between actuator and the gate. The actuator never fully rests on the corner of the GT-Y. The Octopus is instead designed to have a large, single contact point on the rounded corner - the actuator rests directly in this corner. Not only does this design provide you with a smoother rotation when performing circular motions, but also provides a greater diagonal range.

Add Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator For Shorter Throw:
One of the benefits of the Hori Hayabusa joystick lever is its ability to accept mods normally compatible with Sanwa JLF. Many have installed the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick to their stock Hayabusa gate, though rounding on the wide edge of the actuator is required to use properly with that gate.

With the 1mm oversize actuator and Octopus installed together, you can actually retain the diagonal and rotational benefits of the Octopus while shortening your throw and without needing to round the actuator's edge.

Kowal Origins:
Kowal is the name of a well-respected member on Shoryuken.com forums and elsewhere in the arcade community. He has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of many control devices. With his permission, we introduce the KOWAL™ brand of performance solutions that highlight accuracy and compatibility above all else.

Product Reviews

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  1. Very smooth octo' gate

    Posted by N3B on 23rd Jul 2017

    What can you say about essentially a piece of plastic? However this is well made gate with very smooth machining and no sharp edges. The points of the octangale are slightly smoothed out making 1/2 circle and 1/4 circle movements slick and easy. I did find this meant when I first used it I was missing my diagonals occasionally. Watch out Tekken players.

  2. Will bring you Victory - Swiftly and Surely.

    Posted by Robin on 18th May 2017

    Added this to my Hori Arcade Pro 4 along with a KOWAL™ 1mm Oversize Actuator as the standard square gate just wasn't working for me as it felt too clunky. Installed this gate and it made things so much smoother in achieving those special moves and just the overall feel of the Haybusa joystick.. You'll hear "FINISH HIM! Every time when you install this product.

  3. Solid

    Posted by Phil on 27th Apr 2017

    Not flimsy and very easy to install.

  4. Fantastic

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Jan 2017

    Purchased this as an upgrade to my previous kowal gate on my hori rap 4. Does exactly what it's supposed to do and is sturdy which means it will withstand people who are more heavy handed on their arcade stick! Would heartily recommend this to anyone who likes octo gates on hori products.


    Posted by Tengu on 7th Dec 2016

    Clever design by Kowal. Allows for easy motion in all directions without committing to one play style. Works better then original gate. Every Hayabusa should have this gate.

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