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"Roughest" Hard Pad?

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What hard pad is closest in friction to cloth pads? I'm just looking for a textured hardpad that actually has some noticeable friction.

Basically, I've been trying a bunch of cloth pads (PureTrak Stealth, Razer Golithus, Steelseries Qck), and all of them feel grimy and noticeably slower after a couple of weeks. This is largely due to the fact that I use extremely high sensitivity 2.8cm/360, and as such only a small part of my mouse pad is subject to 100% of all of my mouse movement.. so that one spot gets worn down fairly quickly.

I used to have a cheap hardpad from Best Buy and loved it, but I stopped using it after it tore up my mouse feet. Though I'm definitely willing to try out another hardpad so long as it has enough friction.



Also, some retail website that has mousepads in their inventory needs to just take all the popular gaming mouse pads and literally rank them all by friction coefficient.

Which ever site did that would gain a lot of traffic because I've yet to find a review for ANY mouse pad that correctly describes this. I swear if I read another mouse pad review that describes their pad as "smooth" I'm throwing my monitor out the window.

Anyway, roughest hardpad?

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
The 'control' side of the Razer Vespula was pretty rough. Really the only experience I've had other than the Sphex I have now, which is somewhat rough.
post #3 of 6
correct me if Im wrong, but when it comes to hard pads at least, isnt it the other way around?
the rougher/grainier the surface the less friction it produces?
since a rougher surface has less contact with the mousefeet and thus should produce less friction.

anyway, have you thought about the steelseries experience I-2?
It's a glasspad, so it should NEVER wear out.(your mouse feet will melt however)
And it's not as fast as most plastic pads, but also not as slow as cloth, it has a unique feel to it, very consistent and controllable imho.
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by beute View Post

It's a glasspad, so it should NEVER wear out.(your mouse feet will melt however)
And it's not as fast as most plastic pads, but also not as slow as cloth, it has a unique feel to it, very consistent and controllable imho.

Whoa, kinda intrigued to be honest.

You sure it isn't as fast as most hard pads?

Basically I want to my mouse to stop fairly quickly, but I don't want the grimy sluggishness that most cloth pads give me.

Also, what experience did you have with the mouse feet melting, and would I have an issue with it with faster sens (I don't move my mouse nearly as much as most people).
post #5 of 6
you really need to test it for yourself^^.
All I can say is, for me, it was the bridge between cloth and plastic, a middle ground.

All around I prefer the artisan pads, they have not much friction when you start moving the mouse, but stopping it is still a lot easier than on hard plastic pads.
but they're made out of kinda cloth and I havent had one long enough to know if they'll wear or not, so I recommended the icemat, glass will never wear.

and the whole mousefeet thing, I think it's in the same dimensions as with other plastic pads, if you dont move your mouse to much, it shouldnt be a problem.

I can only recommend you to test it out for yourself, amazon will take it back if you dont like it, even if you opened and played on it for a month... at least in germany they do that.
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Originally Posted by beute View Post

you really need to test it for yourself^^.
All I can say is, for me, it was the bridge between cloth and plastic, a middle ground.
All around I prefer the artisan pads, they have not much friction when you start moving the mouse, but stopping it is still a lot easier than on hard plastic pads.
but they're made out of kinda cloth and I havent had one long enough to know if they'll wear or not, so I recommended the icemat, glass will never wear.
and the whole mousefeet thing, I think it's in the same dimensions as with other plastic pads, if you dont move your mouse to much, it shouldnt be a problem.
I can only recommend you to test it out for yourself, amazon will take it back if you dont like it, even if you opened and played on it for a month... at least in germany they do that.

Awesome, thanks for the help bud ^_^
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