Originally Posted by Ino.
Whoops, I'm sorry, I only felt it at a shop once and thought it felt very rough. Never tried glide on it. The NP+ is rough though, at least the initial motion. Once you start gliding it becomes faster. Kinda hard to explain.
Ya you're right, it's very rough.
A rough mice pad reduce the area of contact with the skates of your mice which result in less friction.
Also what you are experiencing with the NP+ is that the static coefficient of friction is higher than the dynamic coefficient of friction. It only mean that it's much easier to move the mice when it's already in motion than when it's not moving at all.