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KOWAL LS-32 Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Guide

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  • Product Description

    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

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    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 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. 

     Installation

     Installing the LS-32 Octopus onto the joystick is pretty straightforward:

    1. First, detach the dark blue subguide by removing the short screws that attach it to the joystick.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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:
    LS-32 Octopus install
  • Product Reviews

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    1. Very nice! But...

      When I opened my fightstick, I noticed a pile of dust like shavings that had collected on the bottom. Most likely caused from the friction when riding the gates. It's kind of an annoyance to have to clean and wipe it up every now and than. But the feel of this gate is really good, somewhere in between a circle and octoganal gate. Would recomend this product, just wished they had made it in another material. It's cheap anyways, so try it out if your curious about how it plays.. Best Gate in my opinion. on Oct 11th 2017

    2. Damages the actuator.

      The acrylic used to make these is a harder material than the actuator. That, combined with the sharp edges of the gate, cuts into the actuator after just a few uses. You will want to file the edges before using it. I use a Dremel with a little grinding bit. on Sep 17th 2017

    3. An essential component for your LS-32

      This restrictor gate is amazing, to say the least. Makes the Seimitsu stick move so much smoother. Hadokens, Shoryukens, and Tatsumakis have never come out easier. Not only that, but it makes shoot em ups much better in regards to control. At around $2, it's an absolute steal. on Aug 22nd 2017

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