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Is anyone else like me, you're a very heavy typer and bottom out your mechanical keyboard constantly? I'm sure there are some mech keyboard users out there who want to kill me for this post sniper.gif
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I do most the time, especially when I'm gaming tongue.gif I love to mash my keys
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I did first coming from a warn out G15v1 dome keyboard. Now I'm much more touch-typee.
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I used to bottom out a lot on my first mech keyboard (Filco browns) but as time goes by, and with more practice, I guess I'm becoming better and don't bottom out as much as I used to. redface.gif
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post #5 of 21
When typing standardly, I still bottom-out a lot even though I consciously try not to. It makes typing pretty fun actually, like a little game.

When typing at maximum speed, I always bottom-out.
post #6 of 21
As I mentioned on my own review for my DAS, I do bottom out A LOT. I still do, after almost one week of use, and this is partly due to the fact that I use my laptop just as much.

Now my laptop keyboard feels so depth-lacking that my fingers don't have anywhere else to release all the force coming from keystroke:( I don't even remember how I used to type on it anymore. It's so weird. But then I'm still faster by 3-4wpm on my laptop.

Is there a tutorial as to learn how to type mech keyboard properly without bottoming out? Or does it have more to do with one's personal taste?
    
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Personal taste I'd say, honestly I can make myself not bottom, but I type slower.
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I can't not bottom out, ofc I'm using reds right now, I need some blues or something. Clears make my hands hurt.
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Yeah I bottom out my blues all the time. Rubber domes kind of train you to. If you had grown up only using mechs your whole life, you prolly wouldn't.

You know whats a really freaking good idea? If mech keyboard companies would sell little rubber sheets with the switch areas cut out so you could pop off the keys and lay that under them so if you have a habit of bottoming out, you dont jar your fingers in the process.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549;13607680 
Yeah I bottom out my blues all the time. Rubber domes kind of train you to. If you had grown up only using mechs your whole life, you prolly wouldn't.

You know whats a really freaking good idea? If mech keyboard companies would sell little rubber sheets with the switch areas cut out so you could pop off the keys and lay that under them so if you have a habit of bottoming out, you dont jar your fingers in the process.

I really hope this is a joke (as in you already know about these) but if not,
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,slpads tongue.gif
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