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I have a Ratpadz on my desk. I love the feel of it, but as I've moved to low sens in Counter Strike, I'm hitting the edge of the pad way too often so it's gotta be replaced eventually. If anyone has experience with these pads could you let me know what you think?

C4 Ngen04
Corsair MM400
Mionix Propus 380

I'd love to hear other recommendations for other hard mouse mats too. I don't like mats with a hard surface over a soft bottom though frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Oh wow Secret Cow View Post

I have a Ratpadz on my desk. I love the feel of it, but as I've moved to low sens in Counter Strike, I'm hitting the edge of the pad way too often so it's gotta be replaced eventually. If anyone has experience with these pads could you let me know what you think?

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Corsair MM400
Mionix Propus 380

I'd love to hear other recommendations for other hard mouse mats too. I don't like mats with a hard surface over a soft bottom though smile.giffrown.gif

No experience with those but I have a Steelseries 9HD and I like it a lot. I used to have an XTraqPads Hybrid (which is a hard surface over a soft bottom hee hee) and I like it a LOT more but it's pricy! You can catch them on sale however and it's quite big....
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The MM400 is excellent if it's big enough for you and is optimal for laser mice. (My video below)

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I have it and I'd suggest against the Mionix Propus, this is due to it wearing off already in some areas after a month of light gaming use (4-5 hours a day max). It did provide a very nice glide while it lasted, though.
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I have it and I'd suggest against the Mionix Propus, this is due to it wearing off already in some areas after a month of light gaming use (4-5 hours a day max). It did provide a very nice glide while it lasted, though.

The Propus has a short life, this has been confirmed by many reviews. The MM400 lasts a lot longer overall and is extremely slick too.
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Originally Posted by Oh wow Secret Cow View Post

I have a Ratpadz on my desk. I love the feel of it, but as I've moved to low sens in Counter Strike, I'm hitting the edge of the pad way too often so it's gotta be replaced eventually. If anyone has experience with these pads could you let me know what you think?

C4 Ngen04
Corsair MM400
Mionix Propus 380

I'd love to hear other recommendations for other hard mouse mats too. I don't like mats with a hard surface over a soft bottom though frown.gif

I've owned the C4 and the Propus, both of which I've given away; I thought they were poor representations of a good mouse pad.

The Propus had a lot of static friction that makes it unusable.
The C4's bumps feel akward when making large swipes--I prefer a smooth, consistent pad.

I have a Destructor 2, Manticor, QPad HeatoN XL, 4HD, TitanGS, Alioth 400, and a frosted glass cutting board.

I find the 4HD(9HD) similar to the D2 except slightly more slick. The QPad is closely related to these two, except has smaller "bumps" (not as peaky.) I find it less slick dynamically, with less control. Over time, the QPad has worn (or rather feet has worn to it) and now stops more quickly. I really like all three of these pads.

The Manticor, TitanGS, and frosted glass have their own unique feeling. It can be a lot of drag, but a very smooth, consistent drag with lots of control. The TitanGS has a slight bit of initial friction (since it is FLAT, unlike the other"grainy" pad--grainy being less surface area contacting feet)

EDIT--Watching Metal571's video regarding the the MM400 makes it look similar to the Destructor 2 or 4HD/9HD in terms of feel. I guess it's it's all really personal preference at that point.
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I've owned the C4 and the Propus, both of which I've given away; I thought they were poor representations of a good mouse pad.

The Propus had a lot of static friction that makes it unusable.
The C4's bumps feel akward when making large swipes--I prefer a smooth, consistent pad.

I have a Destructor 2, Manticor, QPad HeatoN XL, 4HD, TitanGS, Alioth 400, and a frosted glass cutting board.

I find the 4HD(9HD) similar to the D2 except slightly more slick. The QPad is closely related to these two, except has smaller "bumps" (not as peaky.) I find it less slick dynamically, with less control. Over time, the QPad has worn (or rather feet has worn to it) and now stops more quickly. I really like all three of these pads.

The Manticor, TitanGS, and frosted glass have their own unique feeling. It can be a lot of drag, but a very smooth, consistent drag with lots of control. The TitanGS has a slight bit of initial friction (since it is FLAT, unlike the other"grainy" pad--grainy being less surface area contacting feet)

EDIT--Watching Metal571's video regarding the the MM400 makes it look similar to the Destructor 2 or 4HD/9HD in terms of feel. I guess it's it's all really personal preference at that point.

I tested a 9HD at one point, it has a little more friction but not much. The MM400 is ultra slick, the 9HD gives you a bit more control but at the time I bought this the 9HD was ridiculously expensive for what it is, and isn't large enough for me at all.
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I use a Razer sphex speed xl. Super slick and super responsive. Also super thin.
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I tested a 9HD at one point, it has a little more friction but not much. The MM400 is ultra slick, the 9HD gives you a bit more control but at the time I bought this the 9HD was ridiculously expensive for what it is, and isn't large enough for me at all.

Cool, good for everyone to know! The differences are minuet, but definitely present; I think it's moreso dependent on feet?

The D2 is slightly slower than the 4HD/9HD, but both are pretty damn slick in my opinion. If the MM400 is even slicker, awesome!
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post #10 of 10
I really dig the SS 9HD. It's got almost no static friction, tracks and glides exceptionally well. It almost has too much speed. I'd also love to see it a little larger.

I'd stay as far away from the Propus 380 as you possibly can. It's the worst mouse pad purchase I've ever bought. It's got a high static friction, wears quickly, and the glitter in the pad causes hell with some mouse sensors.

I also really like the Zowie swift. It's a large square of slick plastic. It's got a solid base and is really no-nonsense. I dig the control and the overall size.
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