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MOUSEPAD DIFFERENCE - speed or control ?

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What kind of difference between a mat designed for speed or control ?
If you intend to have a pointer more stable and firm and do straightest lines which is the better choise ?

I ask this because the first answer comes to mind is the "control" but such a mousepad would not lead an increase in sensitivity and to take an oscillating movements when the mouse moves at low speed?

Or is it better because they are less slippery?

Im undecided between Corsair MM200 ( cloth ) or MM400 ( harsh plastic polymers )
Edited by senna89 - 9/4/13 at 4:43am
post #2 of 8
From my experience gaming I've found speed to work better with lower sensitivities and control to better good with higher sensitivities, they go hand in hand so you get the best of both worlds but that's just my preference.

For example you'll see CS players ScreaM using a low sensitivity on a Razer Goliathus Speed and RattlesnK using a high sensitivity on a Razer Goliathus Control.

My view;
High sensitivity has the speed already but requires the control
Low sensitivity has the control already but requires the speed.

2c
Edited by superior - 9/4/13 at 5:31am
post #3 of 8
Completely personal preference.

I for once really like the rougher control surfaces. They tend to have higher initial friction, but dynamic friction is actually quite low. So it's good for controlled small movements and doesn't hinder any big movements. It's not as comfy for the hand but whatever, I'm not gaming to get my skin tickled.

I used to go for smooth surfaces before, so I've seen both sides and decided for rough for myself.

Btw regarding the two surfaces you try to decide between: Those are both rather speed pads afaik, while plastic is obviously even more fast. Control pads are those like Zowie G-TF Rough or Razer Goliathus Control.
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post #4 of 8
From my experience something like Goliathus Control is actually faster than say QCK Heavy or Goliathus Speed for example. So the names are usually pretty misleading. I prefer the smoother surface myself.
post #5 of 8
The obvious difference is that "control" is more adhesive while "speed" is smooth. I've tried both the Goliathus Control and Speed, and I find the Speed to be better when it comes to aiming with a snap motion at low-mid sensitivities, which is my play style. The Control seems better suited for finer movement, a bit like the effect that mouse smoothing would have.
Edited by Artifact - 9/4/13 at 6:36am
post #6 of 8
Get a trackball, and never worry about "Control" again?
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Originally Posted by Artifact View Post

The obvious difference is that "control" is more adhesive while "speed" is smooth. I've tried both the Goliathus Control and Speed, and I find the Speed to be better when it comes to aiming with a snap motion at low-mid sensitivities, which is my play style. The Control seems better suited for finer movement, a bit like the effect that mouse smoothing would have.
Pretty much this, couldn't of said it better.
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i usually use around 1000-1200DPI in game and in Windows.
i'm search a solution to do slow movements smoothly without chatters.
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