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A hard pad that is "kind" to mouse feet ?

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Looking for a hard pad that is known to not chew up mouse feet within a year of "normal" use, and will not wear out itself in that time ether. Anyone have any first hand experience of a hard pad used for a year+ that can be recommended ?
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I've had some plastic mats that were pretty good to my skates but the pad was just plastic, no aluminum backing for extra sturdiness. My FUNC 1030 was pretty good with my skates for normal use and the Mionix Propus 380 was also quite good for the time I've had it (pretty soft for a hard mat). So maybe you could look into those.

I also would recommend a hybrid mat that's cloth on top and has hard plastic sandwiched in the middle. A good example would be my SteelSeries 5L/ 5C but those mats seems to be discontinued but other manufacturers might have something along those lines. I think the Razer Megasoma 2 would be somewhat similar (itching to get one myself).
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It's two materials rubbing against each other. Things will eventually wear out -- I don't think changing glides once a year is that big of a deal. There's no magic solution. But glides are cheaper to replace than mousepads, http://www.itaktech.com or ebay are good places to go.
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It's two materials rubbing against each other. Things will eventually wear out -- I don't think changing glides once a year is that big of a deal. There's no magic solution. But glides are cheaper to replace than mousepads, http://www.itaktech.com or ebay are good places to go.

True, but for me the softpads don't really wear down. My hard pad (HeatoN) had more noticable wear after half a year, at least it was more visible. I think it wasn't really wear of the pad itself but the remains of mousefeet that got stuck on it. Anyway, it was worse than any soft pad combo I ever tried.
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The manufacturer doesn't sell the feet for my mouse so I did some research and found out about mouse tape: a Teflon tape one can put on the feet (skates, whatever) to prolong their life. It takes only a few seconds to put on (although I'm anal and go to the trouble of trimming around the feet with a razor blade after taping them). The Teflon reduces friction considerably and prevents wear on the feet. I have to retape only every two or three months. This is the tape I'm using. A single roll will last for a few years.
   
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post #6 of 9
You'd probably want some hybrid pad, but don't ask me about those.
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Anything cloth really, if you dont want to damage your feets at all. Cheaper SS QCKs will loose their colour really easily, but they will still last a very long time if you dont mind it.

 

I personally prefer hard pads though. I'm currently using a SS 9HD since a good year and the mouse skate degradation is not that bad. As long as you are using quality feets you wont have to change them too often.

The Mionix Propus is really soft, much softer (and slower) than the 9HD. You will experience less feet degradation with this one but the glide is much slower. 

 

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SteelSeries 9HD burnt out my stock mouse feet within weeks but with custom feet like the PURETRAK HD's they will last you ages...
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Anyone have any experience of the Razer Destructor 2 in terms of wear and tear ?
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