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Phreakmods Link Quick Release JLF Shaft: Aluminum Black

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$26.95 (USD)
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PHREAKMODS-JLFLINK-ALUBLACK
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0.96 Ounces
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  • Product Description

    Players sick of their joystick shaft jutting out from their backpack or messenger bag can rejoice! The Link by SRK's PhreakMods is a fantastic new 2-piece JLF shaft design; once installed, removing or attaching the protruding joystick shaft with balltop or battop is incredibly simple and hassle-free.

    The Link comes with a spring-loaded top piece, a bottom shaft piece for install into the joystick housing, and a MadCatz TE-compatible hex key for easy tightening of your accessory balltop or battop. To use, simply pull up on the spring-loaded top piece with your thumb and forefingers, then pull off.  To reattach, again pull on the spring-loaded top piece; while holding this in place, rest it on the bottom piece, and release the top piece.  The Link is made of stainless steel, and ball-bearings inside the top piece make it incredibly sturdy during heated gameplay.

    Space-Saver & Swift Customization

    Let's face it: traveling with a joystick isn't easy. For those with who travel to tournaments, you're aware of the looks and occasional spot check by airport security because you can't place your joystick in a typical messenger or book bag. The Link is ideal for the casual players looking to save some space, and for traveling tournament players who need to cram as much into their bags as possible.

    For those who like to share their joystick with fellow players, you no longer have to worry if your friend wants to use their favorite battop or balltop.  It's very easy to attach their JLF link attachment to your joystick, or to carry around a spare balltop or battop for them to use.

    What's Included

    You'll receive the following items with your purchase:

    • JLF Link base and shaft (Sanwa Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick not included)
    • Hex key for install
    • Phreakmods Link sticker (while supplies last)


    Positive Reviews

    The Link has already received favorable reviews and news from several sites, including Shoryuken.com.  Check out these sites for additional photos, video coverage and player reviews of The Link:

    Important

    Please lubricate your JLF Link prior to use. Dustwasher for JLF-TP-8YT will not fit the Link. JLF-CD series shaft cover will not fit the Link. JLF series dustwasher will fit snug on the Link. FA Nippon ALU series dustwasher will not fit without modification. Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick, balltop or battop is not included with purchase of JLF Link.

    Greasing the JLF Link for Optimal Results

    1. Remove the Link and wipe the base clean
    2. Take a small bit of the FA.DAB .20 Ounce Shin-Etsu Silicone Grease on your finger tip and spin the link base to apply it in a thin coat (from underneath the tapered head down to the e-clip), it's easiest to hold the tip of the base between your other hand's fingers and just spin it. You only need a thin coat, just enough to basically make the piece look "wet."
    3. Re-assemble, making sure there's also a thin layer of grease on the pivot bushing as well for good upkeep measure. 

    Phreakmods is providing us with a helpful video to illustrate the procedure.  Stay tuned.

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    Removing 2nd Dustcover insert

    Some JLF series joysticks have a inner dustcover that rests underneath the control panel, right over the pivot bushing. This is prevalent in the MadCatz® TE/SE and QanBa® brand joysticks. Removing that insert from your JLF will ensure normal operation of The Link in your joystick case.  A descriptive guide explaining this is provided with every JLF Link purchase.

    Custom Plexi Dustwashers

    Custom plexi dustwashers may have an adverse affect. If you find it's popping out during play and you have a custom dust washer. Remove said dustwasher and test the compared performance, you should see an improvement. A workaround to this is to put a counter-sink into the inner-diameter of that dustwasher, as it will alleviate problematic pressure on the collar of the Link from that hard angle.   

    Spacing in Shaft When Connected

    When connecting the JLF Link's upper and lower pieces, you may notice a very slight space when attempting to lower the upper piece into the bottom pieces.  Please note that the space is normal, as the upper piece is accomodating the lower piece snugly.  There is no affect on its functionality.  The photo diagram at right - taken by SRK's FreedomGundam - shows how the pieces appear when disconnected (top), and later connected (bottom).  You can view this diagram in the product photo gallery.

    Yes, that's normal operation for now. The collar won't go "all" the way down, it will stop a mm or two short. It shouldn't ever come off while playing though. Future iterations will more than likely change that and it will go down further.. for now it should operate just fine even though it doesn't not.

    Full excerpt and details are available in the official JLF Link forum thread on shoryuken.com.

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-link-the-quick-disconnect-jlf-shaft.137216/page-10#post-6105285

  • Product Reviews

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    1. Love it

      One my favorite things I could of ever gotten for my stick. 10/10 on Sep 10th 2019

    2. Best decision for those who travel

      I am a university student and usually have to take a crowded bus to go out to my locals. Before I would have to keep my bag as close to me as possible to avoid anyone else from bumping into it, now I have no worries entering or exiting the bus. If I ever get another stick in the future this will without a doubt be the first mod I get. 100% worth the buy on Aug 28th 2019

    3. Makes storing and traveling with my fightstick a breeze.

      This upgrade is amazing. Great functionality and 0 compromises. Totally recommended. on Feb 8th 2018

    4. Amazing

      Great product. Does what you want it to do. on Dec 25th 2017

    5. space saver

      If you take your stick to friends places often, the Link is essential. If you put your stick in a messenger bag, it just makes packing the thing a whole lot easier. Installation is not much different than with a standard JLF shaft.

      I had been reluctant to get one over the years because I really liked having a black shaft cover. Now with many different colours for the Link, there's no excuse not to get one. It seems pricey but it's definitely worth the money. The lanyard with the stub attachment is a must buy for this, especially if you're worried about losing your dust washer. Also a 24mm Sanwa hole plug is a good idea.
      on Jul 22nd 2017

  • Product Videos

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      We take The Link from Phreak Mods for a spin and install it in...

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