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I use the Talent - love the glide on this thing, just perfect for my play style (low sense). I settled in on it after some extensive use with the QcK+ (3+ years) and a brief stint with the Hien and the Hayate (~1 month on each). The Hayate was really nice, but a bit too fast for me. Never got comfortable with the Hien (wrist always felt irritated).

I should note that I really, really despise the Talent's color scheme/graphic. It's freaking hideous and doesn't go with anything, ever. So I'll still whip out my QcK+ from time to time just for aesthetics since I'm OCD about things matching on my desk. I wish they made the Talent in a solid black with a smaller logo. Seriously, who came up with this hideous design?? I gotta say Artisan pads definitely look the best, at least to me.

Also have a Razer Goliathus 2014 Control on the way (needed to use my Newegg GC before the weekend). Not sure why I bought it since it's more hideous than the Talent.
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Razer Goliathus Speed (original all black one).

Why? Because I haven't found anything else that is of equal or superior function without being aesthetically hideous.

Artisan pads are tempting, but they cost a lot, are reportedly very fragile, and are just simply too small. Other mainstream (large) cloth pads (including even the new versions of the Goliathus) have horrible gaudy print all over them, or have an even worse glide than the Goliathus.

If anyone knows of a cloth (real cloth, none of this glass coated nonsense) pad either the size of my Goliathus, or significantly wider (wide enough for my mouse to have the same surface size, plus a full keyboard, AND G13), with a quick glide, comfortable on one's wrist, AND without nasty "1337G4M3R" print all over it, I'd gladly pick one up. My current pad is peeling at all the edges.

Heck, if I could buy another of these old style Goliathus pads that is in new condition, I'd probably do that too.
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I'm rockin a Steelseries 4HD. grips well and makes moving the mouse (CM Sentinel Z3RO-G) silky smooth. Bought it because it was on sale, and loved it ever since. Tho for a long time i was using it sideways (desk was that small + using a g19 meant space was very limited) and it feels even smoother since i turned it the right way.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Razer Goliathus Speed (original all black one).

Why? Because I haven't found anything else that is of equal or superior function without being aesthetically hideous.

Artisan pads are tempting, but they cost a lot, are reportedly very fragile, and are just simply too small. Other mainstream (large) cloth pads (including even the new versions of the Goliathus) have horrible gaudy print all over them, or have an even worse glide than the Goliathus.

If anyone knows of a cloth (real cloth, none of this glass coated nonsense) pad either the size of my Goliathus, or significantly wider (wide enough for my mouse to have the same surface size, plus a full keyboard, AND G13), with a quick glide, comfortable on one's wrist, AND without nasty "1337G4M3R" print all over it, I'd gladly pick one up. My current pad is peeling at all the edges.

Heck, if I could buy another of these old style Goliathus pads that is in new condition, I'd probably do that too.

I have in my possession a 2nd gen (the anti-fray edition) Goliathus Alpha Control that I'm not really using anymore since moving to the Talent, the latter of which sounds like exactly what you're looking for btw. But if you want to try my Control I'd be willing to part with it for a reasonably cheap price. It's a very fast pad, actually, and although I never got uncomfortable while using it, the surface is a heavily textured weave that's probably a lot rougher than you're used to. Worked fine for me until I upgraded to the Talent, though.
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I have in my possession a 2nd gen (the anti-fray edition) Goliathus Alpha Control that I'm not really using anymore since moving to the Talent, the latter of which sounds like exactly what you're looking for btw. But if you want to try my Control I'd be willing to part with it for a reasonably cheap price. It's a very fast pad, actually, and although I never got uncomfortable while using it, the surface is a heavily textured weave that's probably a lot rougher than you're used to. Worked fine for me until I upgraded to the Talent, though.

Second gen has that ugly razer logo "paint splatter" print though, right?

I've considered the Talent, but god their print on the bottom left is huge and the font choice is terrible. I'm also not crazy about the fake mesh looking print, or the blue/grey color scheme, but I'd let that slide if it just said "puretrak" without the "talent" part, and was lowered down to where "talent" currently is.
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Second gen has that ugly razer logo "paint splatter" print though, right?

I've considered the Talent, but god their print on the bottom left is huge and the font choice is terrible. I'm also not crazy about the fake mesh looking print, or the blue/grey color scheme, but I'd let that slide if it just said "puretrak" without the "talent" part, and was lowered down to where "talent" currently is.

I think it looks kinda cool but yeah it's got the splatter lol. Definitely not understated. Yeah the Puretrak doesn't look that great but it sure is a great pad. I deal with it anyway. At this point no one company can offer all of the best products. I tried to do the whole 1-brand thing with SteelSeries and it came out horrible. Now the only SS product I use is my 6Gv2 MX Red edition, which is actually a great keyboard...with a slightly strange layout.
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post #27 of 144
QCK+

provides a small ammount of resistance that I like. seems to work well with my fingertip grip and medium-low sens
durable, lasts years and doesn't fray much if you let it hang a bit over the edge of the desk
cheap

I have one at work that is still kicking after 4 years of everyday use, one at home that is 2 years old and still feels as new
i don't know how they behave after washing, as I never washed either. I just treat it like a carpet, give it a couple of pats while it's hanging and it's good
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post #28 of 144
I have to back the Steelseries 4HD, perfect mousepad for me. I use it with a G700s pretty exclusively for fps, and it works beautifully. It has the right balance of glide and resistance for me.
post #29 of 144
Roccat taito, tracking is the best outta the many cloth pads I've tried.
post #30 of 144
I'm not a gamer so my needs aren't very demanding. I used to have a padded hard plastic pad I liked (it was a freebie that came with some software) except the padding was too thick and allowed the edges to crack, cutting up the heel of my hand. I replaced it with an El Cheapo hard plastic pad I found at Office Max. It has less padding so the edges should last much longer. With Teflon mouse tape on the skates of my mouse, it works pretty slick but I've found that if I put furniture polish on the pad once or twice a week, the mouse glides over it as slick as snot on a broom handle. It makes fine maneuvers much easier.
     
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