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Currently I can only find Puretrak glides which I've been using for the past year, they're better than the stock skates by far BUT they're not very tall - so after using them for a day or 2 I can feel the friction starting to come in again because the embossed part around the sensor hole is hitting the mouse pad.

Do taller skates for the Xai even exist? Hyperglides would have been really awesome, but they don't make Hyperglides for the Xai :/
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Originally Posted by gonX;14619326 
Currently I can only find Puretrak glides which I've been using for the past year, they're better than the stock skates by far BUT they're not very tall - so after using them for a day or 2 I can feel the friction starting to come in again because the embossed part around the sensor hole is hitting the mouse pad.

Do taller skates for the Xai even exist? Hyperglides would have been really awesome, but they don't make Hyperglides for the Xai :/

You can try the new puretrak HD glides, all teflon instead of a teflon blend and they are thicker. A few who have used them have mentioned that the edges aren't rounded though.

http://www.puretrak.com/products/item/43
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I read about those but I didn't think they had them for the Xai. I'll probably be buying those since they seem great. Unfortunate about the edges though.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by gonX;14619743 
I read about those but I didn't think they had them for the Xai. I'll probably be buying those since they seem great. Unfortunate about the edges though.

Thanks!

If you haven't seen it yet Zhuni did a review of the HD glides for his deathadder here: http://www.overclock.net/mice/1006183-new-puretrak-perfectglide-hd.html
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Yep that's the one I read smile.gif
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Corepad makes replacement feet for the Xai. If you can't get them from your usual online vendor, you can also order direct from Corepad.com. The Corepad skates are pure PTFE (Teflon). They also tend to have sharper edges, unlike Hyperglides, so they will require a little "break-in" period, until they become their smoothest and slickest, especially on cloth mousepads; after that, they're as good as anything else you can buy. Corepad actually has a pretty broad range of mousefeet, they're one of the few aftermarket manufacturers that has them for the Mionix Naos, Qpad 5K, CM Storm Sentinel and CM Storm Spawn, just to name a few.
    
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by ElectricDelta;14621105 
Corepad makes replacement feet for the Xai. If you can't get them from your usual online vendor, you can also order direct from Corepad.com. The Corepad skates are pure PTFE (Teflon). They also tend to have sharper edges, unlike Hyperglides, so they will require a little "break-in" period, until they become their smoothest and slickest, especially on cloth mousepads; after that, they're as good as anything else you can buy. Corepad actually has a pretty broad range of mousefeet, they're one of the few aftermarket manufacturers that has them for the Mionix Naos, Qpad 5K, CM Storm Sentinel and CM Storm Spawn, just to name a few.

all of the corepad skates are ridiculously thin... theyre 0.5mm-0.6mm and only last like 3 months

corepad: 0.5-6mm
hyperglides: 0.8mm
puretrak perfectglides: 0.8mm
puretrak perfectglide HD: 1.2mm

my friend got the HD's for his DA and he said after like 3 hours or so of gaming... the edges round themselves. you can always round them yourself before installing.... takes all of about 2 minutes
post #8 of 17
The other thing you can do is get 1.1/3.0 hypers and just stick them in something that resembles the orientation of the 1.1/3.0 feet on any mouse you like. Its actually my preferred way of doing it.

I love the glide feet of those size feet and if your mouse has a high LOD you can sit them out of the mouse feet grooves on some mice to lower the LOD a touch. Plus they'll last longer like that.

For the Xai though you could easily put 3.0/1.1 skates in their traditional places. I'm not a fan of large mouse feet on cloth. They feel good at first but as more of the feet makes contact with the mat as time goes on the friction increases.
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That's what I'm doing right now. I added an extra set of mouseskates around the ring where the sensor is and added a few to the sides. Works much better smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeRELI;14625021 
all of the corepad skates are ridiculously thin... theyre 0.5mm-0.6mm and only last like 3 months

corepad: 0.5-6mm
hyperglides: 0.8mm
puretrak perfectglides: 0.8mm
puretrak perfectglide HD: 1.2mm

my friend got the HD's for his DA and he said after like 3 hours or so of gaming... the edges round themselves. you can always round them yourself before installing.... takes all of about 2 minutes

Just mentioning an alternative manufacturer, to give more options. The corepad mousefeet are not too different in thickness than the original mousefeet, from what I've seen. Their life depends a lot on the pad (cloth, plastic, anodized metal, glass, etc.) and the user (high-sense/low-sense, downward pressure, hours playing/browsing, etc.); lots of variables to consider, but three months seems very short. Mine have held up for well over 6 months use on cloth and are still fine.
    
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