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I used the
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Originally Posted by ChevChelios View Post

3 different coatings of the Rival300:

- Glossy White
- the same as the OG Rival - Soft Touch Black ?
- Matte Grey - that ones different from the OG Rival coating, right ?

I dont want glossy, so should I choose Soft Touch Black (same as OG Rival) or go for Matte Grey ?

Is Matte Grey harder/more resistant to scratching ?


also Im seeing that Rival 300 Silver exists, but I dont see that color on the SS official Rival 300 page

what coating does Rival 300 Silver have ?

Or is Silver and Grey the same thing here ?

I prefer the Soft Touch Black over the Matte Grey one. Rival 300 Silver is infact the Rival 300 Gunmetal Grey (aka Matte Grey), some retailers name it differently. Is there anyway you can try these out at a store or do you need to order online?
post #2712 of 2805


Here's a coating you wont usually see..original Rival, sanded the black off of the shell, to give me white plastic, then polished it with toothpaste to make it smooth to the touch.

Also removed the aging worn out rubber sides, and have some GT-5000 grip tape on the way for it.
post #2713 of 2805
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Originally Posted by RealityBoost View Post

I used the
I prefer the Soft Touch Black over the Matte Grey one. Rival 300 Silver is infact the Rival 300 Gunmetal Grey (aka Matte Grey), some retailers name it differently. Is there anyway you can try these out at a store or do you need to order online?
I see, thx

so the soft touch black of the 300 is the exact same surface as that of the original Rival ?

and Grey/Silver is the matte one ?

Is Matte surface harder/more durable then the original Rival surface ? OG Rival scratched rather easily .. Matte just means regular (non glossy) plastic ?
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post #2714 of 2805
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Originally Posted by ChevChelios View Post

I see, thx

so the soft touch black of the 300 is the exact same surface as that of the original Rival ?

and Grey/Silver is the matte one ?

Is Matte surface harder/more durable then the original Rival surface ? OG Rival scratched rather easily .. Matte just means regular (non glossy) plastic ?

Yeah, I believe the Soft Touch Black that the black RIval 300 has is the same one as the OG Rival. And the Grey/Silver one is the matte one, yes. I don't know if the Black Rival 300 is scratch-resistant or not. But yeah, Matte Grey is a non glossy plastic that is supposedly cooler than the Soft Touch Black coating, also it's harder as you say. It's different from person to person, I prefered the Soft Touch Black one since the Matte Grey was slightly uncomfortable to my hand, but this might be different to you.
post #2715 of 2805
I think I like the silver coating a bit more than the black. It`s half a year ago when I had the rival in black but from my first impression with the silver it has a little bit more grip with sweaty hands. But of course this is very subjective. And the side grips of 300 feel less distracting than with old rival.
post #2716 of 2805
I love the Silver the most. Easily the best version to me. Highly reccommend it.
post #2717 of 2805
Has anyone experience with hyperglides for the rival? Are they better than the stock feet? I think the stock are gliding very good but it feels and sounds like something is scratching on the mousepad. Either they are a bit too low or maybe the edges are not round enough and have to wear in?
post #2718 of 2805
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I used the
I prefer the Soft Touch Black over the Matte Grey one. Rival 300 Silver is infact the Rival 300 Gunmetal Grey (aka Matte Grey), some retailers name it differently. Is there anyway you can try these out at a store or do you need to order online?

I have yet to see the Gunmetal in stores, online only in my area.
post #2719 of 2805
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Originally Posted by RealityBoost View Post

I used the
I prefer the Soft Touch Black over the Matte Grey one. Rival 300 Silver is infact the Rival 300 Gunmetal Grey (aka Matte Grey), some retailers name it differently. Is there anyway you can try these out at a store or do you need to order online?

I have yet to see the Gunmetal in stores, online only in my area.

With the AR15 finish..... wubsmiley.gif
post #2720 of 2805
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With the AR15 finish..... wubsmiley.gif

I love the Rival 300 plenty but you know what makes me angry with SS? Besides no obvious update of the Sensei. It's dumb that they push & promote the Fade 300, why? Simple, the white, black & Grey Rivals all have the updated sides which feel great. While the Fade has the old sides. I don't understand why they do stuff like that.
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