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post #11 of 21
Depends on the switch. I always bottom out on top-heavy switches such as the Alps or Topre, whereas I can reliably not bottom out while typing quickly on switches with good bounce-back like the Model F or the Blue Cherry.
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post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrappy;13607801 
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

I almost find it funny that some people go as far to buy a mechanical keyboard only to find it too "depressing" (pun intended) that they would buy things like these:lachen:

And I'm so jealous of you all who can speak about different mechanical switches...frown.gif
    
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post #13 of 21
I really don't get the obsession of not bottoming out

the only advantage is that its quieter
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post #14 of 21
Depending on the keyboard, it can be rather uncomfortable to bottom out on the keyboard. Black Alps in particular cause me pain to type on for extended periods of time.
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post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirinji;13608660 
I almost find it funny that some people go as far to buy a mechanical keyboard only to find it too "depressing" (pun intended) that they would buy things like these:lachen:

And I'm so jealous of you all who can speak about different mechanical switches...frown.gif

Me too. I've only used 3 and I don't even know what the 3rd one is. frown.gif

That said, I love my mechanical boards I just don't particularly see the reason its wrong to not like the jarring feeling of bottoming out hard on a mech. Not that i really do that a whole lot but any time I come back from using a rubber dome for a while it happens. Plus as much as i like the click and bump of a cherry blue, the click and halt of bottom out isn't quite as pleasant.
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Originally Posted by Scrappy;13607801 
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

Actually I had no clue. would be nice to have one properly fitted to each individual keyboard as opposed to this method though. It would just look so ugly to have a grey patchwork visible between the cracks in the keys. on a backlit board.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bojinglebells;13610413 
I really don't get the obsession of not bottoming out

the only advantage is that its quieter

If you bottom out hard, it can hurt after an hour of typing or so. And people spend thousands on nice sound systems and noise dampening for their rigs, why is it a big deal to not bottom out for the same reason?
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post #16 of 21
Bottoming out? Here is an extreme example.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dph5djEZAnI[/ame]
post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony_VN;13619473 
Bottoming out? Here is an extreme example.

Wow, It is quite incredible how much noise he does... with a ruber dome keyboard. He seems to be using the Logitech Elite keyboard.
post #18 of 21
I use blacks and find typing without bottoming out extremely difficult. So I bottom out.

And of course I bottom out while gaming too, so yeah.
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post #19 of 21
Pick yourself up something with MX Clears (Deck is the only I can think of), they're much harder to bottom out than browns.
I didn't find myself getting fatigured from typing with them too much either, though it made me feel like a slug for gaming.
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Holy crap he is shaking the entire table!
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