Bought this to replace the ball top on my Qanba Obsidian (which is preinstalled with a Sanwa stick). Fits well, although the shaft cover doesn't give enough free space to screw the bat top all the way on, so you need to either ditch the shaft cover altogether, or cut the shaft cover about 5cm shorter.
If you install this without removing or cutting the shaft cover, it will pull the lever upwards and then the lever will have a harder time coming in contact with the switches when using your stick, giving you difficult or inaccurate inputs.
Other than that, it does what needs to do. The seam and material do not concern me but it may concern others.Unknown
Sep 27th 2018
Does what it's supposed to
Grabbed a pair for a friends' bar to replace balltops, The length helps while playing since the height/placement of the sticks and buttons is a bit on the short side. Thanks !Los
Mar 23rd 2018
Since it's compatible with JLF and "The Link" by phreakmods with the supplied convertor/adapater. It's a really solid product. It's simple but its no means bad, it does what it does and it never lets me down.
Only small issue I have is the adapter being permanently stuck on the Phreakmod Link shaft and being unable to remove (which I ended up accidentally cutting/scarring my thumb) but that's not a product fault. So I have to find a way to remove it incase.
It's really solid and doesn't spin out if you properly lock in rom the back of the JLF etc.
It's also a good replacement for those who want to use something like the Crown/Myongshin but want the adaptability and preference of a less wobbly, more sturdy shaft/top. With the options to use an octagonal gate/square/circle, but with added stiffness and 2lb spring for that balanced feel.
I bought this to experiment out my build and so far it's amazing.
Even the solid blue feels textured enough to grip, so it doesn't feel really cheap. Not even slippery at all. Kenzz
Jun 22nd 2017
The plastic is a bit rough, there's a very visible seam and it's somewhat uneven, I had to shave it down a little to make it smoother.
Supposedly the plastic battops don't need a washer for use with a JLF shaft the way the aluminum do, but I found that when I made it snug, I couldn't budge the stick, so I had to fit one in of my own. Maybe your mileage will vary.koonat
Mar 15th 2017
I had previously been using the aluminum bat top, but my spring was not heavy enough. So I switched to the plastic and it has been fantastic. I have bigger hands so the ball tops were a little to small. I am a casual player (sfv, and GGXRD) this new plastic bat top has made motions much easier. It has given me more confidence in matches. I highly recommend giving this bat top a try.Unknown
Jun 7th 2016