The SANWA LB-35 Balltop is a standard across most Japanese Viewlix arcade machines, and used in almost all commercial joysticks. The 35mm size ball top fits Sanwa JLF-TP-8T and JLW-TM-8 and all Seimitsu joysticks. It's great for those who want an authentic japanese joystick feel, and control using their fingers rather than the entire palm.
All New Metallic Color - Evaporative Paint will not Peel
Sanwa's popular pushbuttons and balltop accessories now come in a stunning metallic gold, silver and gun metal grey evaporative paint, which is designed to eliminate the peeling or scratching found in more common metal plated plastics. More metallic colors may arrive over time.
Because the other reviewer couldn't read and just in case you can't either: this is just shiny plastic. But it's good shiny plastic.Unknown
Dec 7th 2018
Not as good as the one that comes in the Qanba Obsidian
Please note that the description explains that the product uses a metallic evaporative paint, specifically "stunning metallic gold, silver and gun metal grey evaporative paint, which is designed to eliminate the peeling or scratching found in more common metal plated plastics". It does not state that the balltop is made of metal.
I just got the chance to grab a Qanba Obsidian and well I'm really happy with that Stick.
Then I added the Link quick release to it, but I didn't have the force and tools at home to remove the balltop from the lever and put it on the Link. that was the reason I order this because I truly believe the original Balltop on the Obsidian will be lost.
When this item arrive I could compare and well this isn't any close to the metallic feeling the Obsidian balltop has, event a join can be felt on the middle like in the plastic balltops so this is just a metallic color plastic balltop, while the original that comes with the Obsidian is actual metal.
Long story short I decide to get some tools and with lots of efforts I could get the original balltop on the link.
I will keep this balltop as a replacement part but wasn't what I expected, however is unfair the comparasion and well just in case you have the same expectations as I have, beware, this isn't metallic at all.