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Buttercade hollow PA12 nylon joystick toppers

Buttercade hollow PA12 nylon joystick toppers

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The latest release in enhanced control accessories from Buttercade, manufactured out of PA12 nylon using MJF print technology.

This nylon variant substance is a high-performance, high-strength alternative to the standard plastics like ABS and PA6 and is ideally suited to housings and enclosures. The material does not degrade from UV exposure and is extremely resistant to weather elements. The natural undyed colour of this material is a matte grey and features a grainy texture, useful for enhanced grip. It should be noted that the grey is not uniform in appearance and changes shades slightly in different areas around the topper. The nylon however can be dyed and in this instance, black has been chosen as the standard default colour. Once dyed, the material retains the grainy finish sporting a uniform presentation. 

The key advantage of amalgamating these nylon properties with the arcade and fightstick creative scene is for the benefits to user control options. To that end, these toppers are purposely made hollow and with 2mm thick walls, leading to incredible gains in weight saving that had previously only been available in hand made wooden balltops. In addition, the natural grainy finish that results from the manufacturing process has superior grip characteristics which will instil immediate confidence in the user.

The low weight of the toppers will allow the user to feel microswitch activation through to the hand. In addition, overall deflection and rebound will be reduced and permit a delicate operation with a high degree of accuracy.

The pursuit of this material within arcade and fightstick applications is at the forefront of a new wave of user created custom and bespoke parts that can be made in small batches with unlimited creativity and quick turnaround. 

Currently available is the "Big ol Capsule" lever topper, Bandit bullet** in both natural grey and dyed black colours.

Recently added is the Hexball and the SNKage regular/tall (reminiscent of the LS30 joystick unique topper).

Big ol Capsule details: 51.5mm tall, 33mm diameter, 5mm recess, weight 17 grams.

Bandit style bullet details: 40mm tall, 30mm diameter, 5mm recess, weight 12 grams (shorter than a Seimitsu bullet top - see photo for comparison)

Hexball details: 30mm diameter, weight TBA

SNKage (XTRA) details: 47mm tall, 31mm diameter, nil recess, weight TBA

SNKage (regular) details: 43mm tall, 28mm diameter, nil recess, weight TBA

(Note: these toppers have a standard M6 joystick thread compatible with all Sanwa and Seimitsu joysticks. Standard weight of a Sanwa LB-35 balltop is 27grams). 

**Bandit is a celebrated maker of bespoke modded Korean levers of high quality. Known as the maker of the Sanjuks levers, Bandit also creates lever accessories to provide gameplay advantages.

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