Note: The 1.37 inch (35mm) wide collar collar diameter is not compatible with Japanese joystick compatible fightsticks. The Crown JLF Conversion Shaft is not compatible due to its thicker shaft diameter.
The Myoungshin Fanta joystick represents one of the most popular Korean joysticks available today.
How do I know which model is the 2019?
On the bottom plastic housing of your Myoungshin Fanta, you will see a set of four words integrated just below the mounting plate. Each word is positioned on each corner of the plastic lip below the plate.
On the older model, the words are all written in Korean.
The 2019 Myoungshin Fanta was redesigned by IST. There is at least one instance "IST" written in english on the new lever.
Setting the Standard
For many, the Myoungshin Fanta continues to place the bar high when it comes to wavedash performance in the Tekken series, and ease of hitting diagonals when they're most needed. Inside, the rubber grommet has a medium stiffness - about 50 shore A - and serves as a critical component for high execution, returning to neutral quickly and capably. More common with Korean joysticks, there is no plastic gate. Instead, the grommet and housing provide the limits of the joystick's throw. It's best to recognize that you do not have to travel far to register an QCF or QCB input.
Each Fanta joystick is outfitted with four Gersung GSM-V1623A2 Microswitches. These .187" terminal microswitches provide a crisp click on input. If the cabinet or Fightstick requires a 5-pin harness, you'll need to purchase the .187 to 5-pin Conversion Harness to properly install. You can bundle the harness at a 20% discount with the Fanta.
The Myoungshin Fanta stands at 4.60 inches (116.9mm) tall from bottom to shaft. It's width is by 3.27 inches (83.1mm) at the mounting plate, and 2.62 inches (66.6mm) wide at the base.