This large crystal ball top joystick handle features bubble design and has a 5mm diameter thread inside the handle, which makes it compatible with a wide range of joysticks.
Sanwa JLF Series Joysticks
Seimitsu LS Series Joysticks
Long shaft joysticks
Short shaft joysticks
* Please note - this will not fit the JLW-UM-8*
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I got big palms and am used to unarmed martial arts IRL so when I began playing on Stick, I loved the freedom of movement I got with my left hand. However, I always thought something was missing and now that I got this Balltop? I know it was the size of the Ball. Sheesh I can NOT go without this balltop anymore. Even just as much as playing on a standard stick feels awkward to me now since I don't like having such tiny balls in my palm. Nah, I like my balls big and now that I integrated the Cyan of my Balltop in my stick design, I seriously cannot go without this. Big cheers to arcadeworlduk for selling these, once I got some dosh leftover I'll buy some more!
This is a great grip for larger hands, and the price is excellent value for a bit of specialised customising kit like this. Most ball tops are 35mm in diameter, this one is 45mm. That doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it's more than double the volume, and makes quite a difference in comfort. However, the extra weight makes it slower to re-centre, so I recommend adding a 4lb spring to go with it, and with that, the wider collar to reduce the joystick's 'dead zone'. Though personally I'd prefer something in-between, like maybe a 3lb spring, guys? So if a stiffer stick doesn't sound like your sort of thing, I'd stick with a regular top. The colours aren't all shown in the options on this page, so look at the smaller, cheaper, bubble-top for a guide. Just be sure to order off the bigger ones' page! The yellow is brighter than shown and looks great on my stick, even though that has all solid-coloured buttons and no illumination. Just be aware that the 'green' version is a lime yellow-green. For the wider range of deeper, richer colours (including orange, purple, proper green, etc.) you'll need to look to the branded types. The bubbles are a little bigger and less densely packed in these cheaper ones, but I actually prefer the look.
I had no idea this would make such a difference! I've got relatively large hands (nothing crazy though) and it made the stick SO much less stressful on my hand/fingers. Regardless of the grip type. Highly recommended to try, especially that it's super cheap and easy to install.