The Short Sanwa JLF Hollow Joystick Shaft removes 8mm (.31") length over the stock 68mm shaft (from base to threading). This shaft was designed as a gameplay performance enhancement solution, specifically for those who prefer a shorter throw. It is compatible with joysticks from the Sanwa JLF series, including TP-8YT, TP-8YT-SK, TPRG-AYT-SK, and TPRG-8BYT-SK.
Hollow Shaft for Balltop LED Threading
The joystick shaft's additional defining characteristic is its 3mm diameter (.11") hollow center. This allows you to thread wiring for single color or 3mm RGB LED projects that take advantage of hollow balltops or battops. The joystick shaft retains the original diameter of the stock model.
Compatibility with Sanwa and Seimitsu Accessories
The hollow shaft matches the threading found in the stock shaft. This means that nearly all balltop and battop accessories that currently fit the standard JLF series shaft are compatible. Exceptions include all Sanwa JLF-CD Shaft & Dustwasher Set models, since the shaft is shorter than the standard model, and the dustwasher conforms to the shaft. Instead, please consider Solo Sanwa JLF Dustwasher - Fits Sanwa JLF without Shaft Cover (Set of 2) when purchasing this shaft.
Works with Hori Hayabusa Lever
The Hori Hayabusa Joystick has remained popular partly due to its interchangeability with Sanwa JLF compatible components such as springs and actuator. Of them, you can also install this shaft. Our support contact Joey Wainwright shows you how to install the shaft in this article.
Design Collaboration with KOWAL
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, and designer of many popular gameplay enhancement products such as the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick, KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Plate and KOWAL LS.ST Short Throw Mod for Seimitsu LS-55/56/58/60-01 Joystick, plus essentials such as the KOWAL Flat Plate Converter. With his permission, we were able to design a joystick shaft series that precisely measures the specific model and its mounting plate variations, supporting his brand of performance solutions that highlight accuracy and compatibility above all else.