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The deathadder 3.5g just seems perfect, and the rubberized grip on the Black Edition seems great. However the spawn has been getting some great reviews. WOT TO DO???

Additionally, if I get the Deathadder I'm definitely going to replace those measly looking mouse skates and do the scotch tape fix. What brand of mouse skates do you guys think would be suitable? I heard that Puretrak skates are better than Hyperglide skates, any opinions?
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post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pyroh;14314755 
The deathadder 3.5g just seems perfect, and the rubberized grip on the Black Edition seems great. However the spawn has been getting some great reviews. WOT TO DO???

They're completely different shapes. The spawn is a smaller and lighter mouse designed for a claw grip while the deathadder is a larger and heavier mouse designed for a palm grip.

Pick whichever shape you prefer.
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Dat_PalmGrip. = DA!@!@!
    
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post #4 of 18
DeathAdder is a palm grip mouse. Spawn is for claw grip.

Hyperglides are the best aftermarket mousefeet imo as they are pure teflon with rounded edges. Perfect glides are not pure teflon and the Perfectglide HD ones are but are not rounded so they scratch the mousepad.

Helpful hint: Stick them on top of the stock ones. I made a giant mess of the bottom of my Deathadder trying to get the ridiculous amount of adhesive out of the indentations with rubbing alcohol and ended up double stacking the hyperglides anyway. Not sure how this will affect the scotch tape mod as I haven't done it yet for my current DeathAdder Black as I keep forgetting to purchase tape.
post #5 of 18
I'm using the DA Black currently, love it.

setup.jpg

As most have said, the tracking between the two is about the same. I have heard a few complaints about the Spawn but overall it seems to be getting great reviews. The DA is for palm and Spawn is more for claw (also could be used for palm with small hands I hear).

As far as the mouse skates are concerned, I have tried both the Perfectglide HD and Hyperglide. Buying into the Perfectglide HD was a mistake, I saw a review around here that claimed they wear down and become smooth on the edges. It never happened for me, I love the thickness of the skates and they fit well, but the corners are so sharp, makes a really bad scratching sound, I was afraid of ruining my mousepad. After the install, I went karate kid style on my mouse and wax off/wax off, really fast circular motion with the mouse on top of a wooden desk. I did this for nearly 30minutes to get some good wear on the skates but they just wore down in thickness but the edges never got rounded. I then just tried to game with it on my older razer pad for a little over a week. Even after all of that they still had sharp edges and a terrible scratch sound. So I removed them and installed my last pair of Hyperglides. They are much thinner compared to the Perfectglide HDs but have rounded edges, just feel really nice on any surface. I don't have my feet stacked, not needed with hyperglides, just use a razor or something sharp to work under the corner of your skates, pop them out, and then clean the area.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by jasonjlx;14315019 
I'm using the DA Black currently, love it.

I saw a review around here that claimed they wear down and become smooth on the edges.


That was my review. Did you try the finger nail thing? Mine are the same glide wise as hypers now.

Shame the puretrak glides arent rounded though. Disregarding delivery time and price hypers are still king.
post #7 of 18
Could I ask what is so special about the Hyperglides? I've never heard of them before. Are they better than the stock ones? I seem to be doing OK with the ones that came with my G9x. confused.gif
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by jasonjlx;14315019 
I'm using the DA Black currently, love it.

setup.jpg

As most have said, the tracking between the two is about the same. I have heard a few complaints about the Spawn but overall it seems to be getting great reviews. The DA is for palm and Spawn is more for claw (also could be used for palm with small hands I hear).

As far as the mouse skates are concerned, I have tried both the Perfectglide HD and Hyperglide. Buying into the Perfectglide HD was a mistake, I saw a review around here that claimed they wear down and become smooth on the edges. It never happened for me, I love the thickness of the skates and they fit well, but the corners are so sharp, makes a really bad scratching sound, I was afraid of ruining my mousepad. After the install, I went karate kid style on my mouse and wax off/wax off, really fast circular motion with the mouse on top of a wooden desk. I did this for nearly 30minutes to get some good wear on the skates but they just wore down in thickness but the edges never got rounded. I then just tried to game with it on my older razer pad for a little over a week. Even after all of that they still had sharp edges and a terrible scratch sound. So I removed them and installed my last pair of Hyperglides. They are much thinner compared to the Perfectglide HDs but have rounded edges, just feel really nice on any surface. I don't have my feet stacked, not needed with hyperglides, just use a razor or something sharp to work under the corner of your skates, pop them out, and then clean the area.

Is that an Artisan Shiden Kai or just the Shiden? Hows the tracking on that pad with your DA.
    
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That is the Artisan Shiden while Shiden Kai is light red in color. I'm waiting to see if the Hayate will come out next week.
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post #10 of 18
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That is the Artisan Shiden while Shiden Kai is light red in color. I'm waiting to see if the Hayate will come out next week.

It should and it will cost 66$ without shipping
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