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post #21 of 27
bottoming out, may or may not affect you adversely.

just like how some marathon runners can run for 30 years, some cannot physically run anymore because all that running has sent "shocks" throughout their entire legs/knees whatnot, while others can shrug it off.

The same could be said about bottoming out.
post #22 of 27
Will the rubber rings from WASD help with this? I tend to bottom out quite a lot on my blues and after an extended FB chat session with SWMBO I had achey fingers (also blessed with little girly fingers)
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post #23 of 27
Lol, to the OP and everyone else replying in this thread, there isn't ANYTHING wrong with bottoming out.

The theory of being able to type faster is invalid because of a simple reason: you're typing while CONSCIOUSLY trying not to bottom out, thus slowing you down.

Sure, you can choose not to bottom out if you want your kb quieter or if you prefer the feel of not doing so. Don't let anyone put you down if you choose not to do so though. I personally like the feel of having a long travel distance and appreciate the clacking. It's all personal preference.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by ChoboGuy View Post
Lol, to the OP and everyone else replying in this thread, there isn't ANYTHING wrong with bottoming out.

The theory of being able to type faster is invalid because of a simple reason: you're typing while CONSCIOUSLY trying not to bottom out, thus slowing you down.

Sure, you can choose not to bottom out if you want your kb quieter or if you prefer the feel of not doing so. Don't let anyone put you down if you choose not to do so though. I personally like the feel of having a long travel distance and appreciate the clacking. It's all personal preference.
While you're partially true, the goal (just like when learning to type) is to consciously do something until you no longer have to think about it. While you may type slower in the short run, once you no longer have to think about not bottoming out your fingers will feel better and you theoretically can type faster.

The big thing for me is my fingers don't hurt nearly as much anymore after long periods of typing. The tips of my fingers used to get sore and my whole fingers would ache from the jarring thud at the end of each stroke. Now, my fingers are strong enough to push down to just past the actuation point and pull back up again. And if I do bottom out, they are already decelerating so it isn't as jarring.
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post #25 of 27
Coming from years of using membrane keyboards, people tend to bottom out every key. That's what they learnt from the start.

To change that bad habit with a new mech keyboard, it takes time. You will have to type lighter and therefore shorter (halfway 2mm) consciously, and realize with confidence that the key still registers.

Good thing about not bottoming out is that your fingers don't have to get the full reaction force from the keyboard, so your fingers are much less tired.
post #26 of 27
I bottom out all the time and couldn't care less. I can be at the PC all day and my fingers don't get fatigued from bottoming out.
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Was I the only one who thought about the joke "2 preists walk into a bar" ......
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