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Yes it is look at the mat closely you can tell why....
Yes what is? You don't need to look at the Goliathus closely to see the difference, it is quite noticeable. The Control has dimples in it and the Speed is very smooth.
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I'm not sure why, but this thread has made me quite confused. I have the cheap two-sided Razer Vespula pad and this is what it says in the packaging:

"Whether you prefer to gun down your enemies with the increased glide of the SPEED surface or with ultimate precision from the CONTROL surface, the Razer Vespula offers the right surface that suits your playing style."

So to me this means:

SPEED = less friction, easier mouse movement on the surface, fine surface finish = preferred by low mouse sensitivity gamers?
CONTROL = more friction, more tactile resistance from the surface, coarse surface finish = preferred by high mouse sensitivity gamers?

Then again, I'm not much of a gamer, so the finer points of e-sports may elude me.

As a sidenote: a couple of Battlefield 3 themed items from Razer, not that people here are interested, but here's the link to Razer Store. Probably old news anyway.
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by nostalgia View Post
SPEED = less friction, easier mouse movement on the surface, fine surface finish = preferred by low mouse sensitivity gamers?
CONTROL = more friction, more tactile resistance from the surface, coarse surface finish = preferred by high mouse sensitivity gamers?
You are correct, except for the last point of each. High glide pads are normally preferred by high sens users where as a higher feedback surface is generally more preferred by low sens uses. One of the reasons you see a lot of high sens users using hard pads and the majority of low sens users using cloth pads. Low sens users prefer accuracy and control over speed, so they generally use pads that offer more control.
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post #24 of 31
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High glide pads are normally preferred by high sens users where as a higher feedback surface is generally more preferred by low sens uses.

Low sens users prefer accuracy and control over speed, so they generally use pads that offer more control.
But a lower sensitivity kind of offers better accuracy and control by default, in exchange for needing to move the mouse farther. I would expect the opposite of what you're saying here... The high sens users need to make more precise and smaller motions with their mice in order to achieve the same effect as someone using lower sens. I would expect a "higher feedback surface" to help with those tiny precise motions more than a high glide pad.

This is a pretty silly argument to be having though as it obviously comes mainly down to personal preference.
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post #25 of 31
just get the razor vespula, it has both a control & speed side. If you adjust the dpi, then you won't have to worry about how large/small that hard-mat is.
    
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post #26 of 31
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This is a pretty silly argument to be having though as it obviously comes mainly down to personal preference.
It is, but how many people that use low sens do you see using one of those small hard pads? They use the ginormous cloth pads(including myself).
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post #27 of 31
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It is, but how many people that use low sens do you see using one of those small hard pads? They use the ginormous cloth pads(including myself).
I guess I misainterpreted a bit. I was thinking more about the razer speed vs control mats. It would make more sense to me for a high sens user to prefer the rougher pad, and low sens user to prefer the smoother one.

Though I'm a low sens guy and I prefer the rougher pad.
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
They are not backwards on the Goliathus. I have both versions, the control has much more texture and the speed has much more glide.
While the control has a woven texture, my mouse glides across it. The spawn has pretty large pads, so I guess it can make a difference, but I 100% get more friction with the speed version.

My own personal option is:

mantis contol > mantis speed
goliathus speed > goliathus control

For the record I would be using my mantis control if it wasn't for the fact that the spawn skips on the green parts.
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Not true.
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