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    Old Style or CD Pro Stick?

    I'll get this out of the way first, I'm a NG n00b. Never had the chance to own one when I was younger but now I do and its slowly dawning how little I know.

    Not really sure where to post this as its a fk'in n00b (see above) question.

    I have an old style stick and a CD pad but want another stick - should I just get another old style or pro stick? Seen a pro stick boxed for $60 I might jump on but if they are shit, I'll just get an old style.

    Will be for mix of all games, not just one genre.

    Help appreciated, although a good ribbing is expected.
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    Old Style stick always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAZ_HOE! View Post
    Old Style stick always.
    My feelin about it as well. The pro stick (bean stick) feels too small and awkward imo compared to the OG stick. The bean stick iss not a bad stick, but having bought an AES back in '91 there were no other controllers for it then so I got used to the OG stick. So for me it's mostly OG stick as that's what I'm used to. For instance, I've got nice modded sticks from Arcadeworks. But the bone stock OG sticks are what I'm still using...


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    Quote Originally Posted by joala View Post
    Help appreciated, although a good ribbing is expected.
    PM wyo, he's happy to give n00bs a good ribbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    PM wyo, he's happy to give n00bs a good ribbing.




    Quote Originally Posted by bubba966 View Post
    My feelin about it as well. The pro stick (bean stick) feels too small and awkward imo compared to the OG stick. The bean stick iss not a bad stick, but having bought an AES back in '91 there were no other controllers for it then so I got used to the OG stick. So for me it's mostly OG stick as that's what I'm used to. For instance, I've got nice modded sticks from Arcadeworks. But the bone stock OG sticks are what I'm still using...

    Noted - I shall seek out an old style instead. Cheers for the opinionionions
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    you need to use the SEARCH FUNCTION (or google plus site:neo-geo.com/forums) - there are so many threads about this... and my advice as always will be: build your own stick (or mod an existing one) - it's easy, gratifying and if you use the right parts, the result will be above the oldstyle. (look on these boards, shoryuken, slagcoin.com or whatever if you don't know how to do it)


    Also consider modding your oldstyle with sanwa or seimitsu buttons, putting a fresh spring in it, some lube and adding a JNX GOTW...
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    Taken from the recently posted Oda interview:

    "Thinking back, those controllers were definitely a distinguishing aspect and could easily be seen as embodying the soul of SNK."

    He's talking about the old style one's, for sure. If you're not good with that one, you won't be with other sticks either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsq View Post
    you need to use the SEARCH FUNCTION (or google plus site:neo-geo.com/forums) - there are so many threads about this... and my advice as always will be: build your own stick (or mod an existing one) - it's easy, gratifying and if you use the right parts, the result will be above the oldstyle. (look on these boards, shoryuken, slagcoin.com or whatever if you don't know how to do it)


    Also consider modding your oldstyle with sanwa or seimitsu buttons, putting a fresh spring in it, some lube and adding a JNX GOTW...

    Sorry brother, I did try to search but was searching what I thought was its name "CD controller Pro", maybe I was searching for the wrong terms.

    Yeha I've seen what some of the talented peeps have done with them, I like the multi colour buttons, look pretty rad

    Once I source a old stick, I'll definitely look into that.

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    CD stick or a custom stick.

    You should perhaps stop posting stupid question threads however.



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    Sure a Custom stick is the best option overall but the best out of the box console stick is the old style stick hands down. I keep a few around and switch it up to just to enjoy the feel of the old one.

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    Both are pretty good but I would say old style stick hands down. Using an arcade stick is a little more precise than say a controller as you can have all your fingers/thumb on all four buttons and it makes complex inputs we all know and love from snk a lot easier imo. The old style stick really can't be compared to modern Sanwa and Seimetsu sticks/buttons, but it was quite good for its time and gets the job done well even now. I like replacing the ballltop with a bigger diameter one as im a fagger

    With that said I never liked the curve layout it had, way too curved imo. I like my buttons being slanted down a little more as I find it bit more ergonomic. Kinda like this button layout almost, maybe a little higher arch. That or Blast City or Egret 2 2x3 button layout with A-C being your fingers, D being your thumb since im so used to playing Capcom fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuChu Flamingo View Post
    Both are pretty good but I would say old style stick hands down. Using an arcade stick is a little more precise than say a controller as you can have all your fingers/thumb on all four buttons and it makes complex inputs we all know and love from snk a lot easier imo. The old style stick really can't be compared to modern Sanwa and Seimetsu sticks/buttons, but it was quite good for its time and gets the job done well even now. I like replacing the ballltop with a bigger diameter one as im a fagger

    With that said I never liked the curve layout it had, way too curved imo. I like my buttons being slanted down a little more as I find it bit more ergonomic. Kinda like this button layout almost, maybe a little higher arch. That or Blast City or Egret 2 2x3 button layout with A-C being your fingers, D being your thumb since im so used to playing Capcom fighters.


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    Og Style for sure then mod it like XSQ said. I went that route and haven't looked back.

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    hori neo stick all the way

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    I usually play with a PS2 Hori stick with an adapter. Neither of the OEM SNK sticks are very good unless you mod them.

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    Sourced myself an OG stick

    Will stick the 8-way in and mod the buttons as per recommendations

    Cheers for the advice
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