While octagonal gate options exist for the popular Seimitsu LS-32-01 Joystick or Seimitsu LS-38-01 High Tension Spring PCB Joystick, such as the Triple Gate restrictor, that requires both the round main guide and add-on to work. This is not always ideal. Kowal, well known for the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick, Flat Plate Converter and Japan S Plate Converter, now gives LS-32 Octopus, an easy and cost-effective drop-in replacement for the existing square main guide.
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.
Discount When Bundled with the Seimitsu LS-32 or LS-38
Now, when you purchase the Seimitsu LS-32-01 Joystick or various flavors of Seimitsu LS-38-01 High Tension Spring PCB Joystick, you can bundle the KOWAL Octopus Resrictor Guide and save 50 cents!
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.
Installing the LS-32 Octopus onto the joystick is pretty straightforward:
- First, detach the dark blue subguide by removing the short screws that attach it to the joystick.
- Next detach the light blue main guide in the same manner as the subguide - by removing the longer screws. Remember the orientation of the guides, as you will reattach the subguide later.
- Now, attach the KOWAL LS-32 restrictor guide to the joystick. The logo should be at bottom and read correctly when facing you. Replace with the short screws at top and bottom of the guide. Be careful not to over-tighten the screws, or the LS-32 Octopus could crack.
- Finally, attach the dark blue subguide, then screw with the longer screws at left and right of the guide. These will also screw into the LS-32 Octopus. The results should look like the photo below: