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post #1 of 6
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Anyone know if there are any switches lighter than red switches or any way to mod the springs with perhaps lighter springs?

Reds have a 45g actuation force I believe, however, c. 35g - 40g would be perfect for me, personally.

...any thoughts?
post #2 of 6
MX reds are the lightest cherry MX switch, so unless you go in and cut and stretch the springs, you are outta luck there, but it's possible you could a get a variable Topre board that can be set to actuation forces that low, but I'm not sure.
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post #3 of 6
oil the mechanism's maybe? But yeah, Reds are currently the lightest available
post #4 of 6
A swap to 45g korean springs would do it. Usually a 62g korean spring is one of the standards for an ergo clear mod, where it's just enough to return the stem back to original position without having it stick in comparison to using the springs off a red/brown/blue spring. By that, a 62g korean spring is a tad bit heavier than your usual stock red/brown/blue spring. So if you think about it, a 45g spring swap would be lighter than your usual red. From what people have mentioned, a swap to 45g springs is extremely light, almost to the point where you can't even rest/float your fingers on the board without actuating the switch.
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You can get a board with Cherry MY switches and simply remove the springs. Mine with the springs removed is 19-22cn...
   
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Actually, come to think of it, the clone black ALPS keys in the ducky 1087xm might be lighter than reds.
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