KOWAL LS-32 Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Gate
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The Kowal LS-32 Octopus octagonal restrictor is an easy and cost-effective drop-in replacement for the existing square main guide on the Seimitsu LS-32 & LS-38 series of joysticks.
The Seimitsu joystick pictured above is NOT included with this product.
SMOOTH AROUND THE CORNERS
Inspired by the Seimitsu LS 56 Octagonal Restrictor Plate, the KOWAL LS-32 Octopus factors the both the rotation and diagonal range that is lost in the Sanwa GTY'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 GTY. The Octopus is instead designed to have a large, single contact point on the rouneded corner - the actuator rests directly in this corner. Not only does this design provide you with a smoother rotation when performing circluar motions, but also provides a greater diagonal range.
FA PLEXWORKS: PRODUCED IN HOUSE
The KOWAL LS-32 Octopus represents the growing family of performance solutions under the FA Plexworks banner - items designed in-house using our laser etching and cutting machine. This affords a unique degree of cost control and personalization. Each unit is etched and cut on 3 mm thick quality acrylic to Kowal's specifications.
I have now adopted this as a standard gate for my new standard stick!
The LS32's just perform really well with this gate and I like to play fighters with them as well as shooters.
hits the corners etc perfectly.
It absolutely improves the precision of movements on an LS-32 stick. In my opinion it is a necessary add-on for those of us who are fan of shoot 'em ups with a certain degree of experience, and need a high level of accuracy.
To cite a negative aspect, the material could perhaps be replaced by a more solid option. It resists quite well in general, but after enduring long gaming sessions I have noticed that small cracks form in the impact areas with the actuator. Perhaps that area could be reinforced a little more.
This is the mod you need is you want to switch to the LS-32(-01) with an octogonal restrictor! Easy to install and very effective. Nice and precise work from Kowal!
Great for shmups!
Added these to my ls-32 joystick as never felt the standard gate worked for me.
As soon as I fitted these I was transported back to the 90's as this is how I remember joysticks feeling.
Great mod that has improved my gameplay no end.