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Artisan Hien or Puretrak talent or zowie-gtf

Poll Results: Which one do you think is the best?

 
  • 28% (9)
    Puretrak Talent
  • 37% (12)
    Artisan Hien
  • 21% (7)
    Zowie-GTF
  • 12% (4)
    Other
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Which one is considered the best of the pads?
Also include which version of the artisan..

I'm going to be getting cm spawn once it becomes available and I need to choose a mousepad and apparently these are highly regarded..
post #2 of 12
Zowie gtf is very good, I'll recommend it.
post #3 of 12
Hein = g-tf however hein is just more durable.

That mouse will track perfectly on any of those mousepads, however it is determined by your preference which one you should pick; Smooth texture, rough glide, fast glide/slow, softness, etc
post #4 of 12
Based on pads I've used/tried:

low friction? Zowie GTF/ Hien G3

Moderate friction? Puretrak talent/ Razer goliathus speed.

High Friction (just for comparison)? Qck/Raindrop XL.
Edited by Skylit - 6/9/11 at 9:00pm
post #5 of 12
my vote is for the talent. great pad
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post #6 of 12
hien is much more durable san g-tf, truly humidity proof and you should have no problems if your palm sweats, the surface stays rough and fast while the G-TF develops smooth spots with usage, i already worn out 2 of them :S not to mention that its rubber base SUCKS.

Maybe the speed version will be better in all aspects.

Talent doesn't give you much feedback nor fast glide, it's just very soft smooth and comfortable. My vote goes for hien HARD, best mousepad ever and that comes from a guy who has tried over 15 different ones.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit;13817443 
Based on pads I've used/tried:

low friction? Zowie GTF/ Hien G3

Moderate friction? Puretrak talent/ Razer goliathus speed.

from my experience talent and gtf have roughly the same friction, the difference is in the feedback: that the talent is smoother (different feedback... i like it more) and gtf is rougher. it all depends on styles and preference.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cek;13820337 
from my experience talent and gtf have roughly the same friction, the difference is in the feedback: that the talent is smoother (different feedback... i like it more) and gtf is rougher. it all depends on styles and preference.

True, but talent tends to get slower and slower with daily usage, it's even mentioned in some of the reviews on its official product page, it absorbs sweat and moisture quite easily too, and the glide gets affected of course, who wants glide without feedback anyway ? fast glide + feedback = headshot nirvana imo
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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samsung 2233RZ Noppoo choc mini 84 rev 2. (mx red) corsair 850W TX silverstone TJ07 black 
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post #9 of 12
what about hien soft? is there much difference between it and the hien hard?
post #10 of 12
Not much since theyre made of the same material.
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