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I've noticed some people on forums (some of which are on here) have been talking about the "sticking" sensation of certain cloth pads and/or mouse feet, and I haven't ever been fond of the same feeling. Even if it's "too fast," I'm curious to try some of/the fastest mouse pad(s). What are some of the fastest pads/mats? I've been scared to use hard mats in the past since I play on a very low sensitivity, but I think I'm ready to become a man and try one out if they are the fastest. I do need the mat to be large.

I've heard that hybrid pads don't have the best durability, but I haven't used one myself. I wash my current cloth pads to help bring them back to their "original speed," and I wear down my cloth pads very quickly. If hard pads are faster than hybrid pads this is irrelevant, but would I wear down a hybrid pad too quickly if I already have problems with a cloth pad?

This is slightly off topic, but what feet should I be using on the "fastest pad?" I've heard that hard mats can wear feet down quickly, so what is a cheap option to very frequently (maybe weekly/biweekly) replace mouse feet? Would cutting my own feet out of a roll/sheet of PTFE be the best option? I've seen some people say custom feet can wear down faster due to being slightly different from standard feet, so if this is an issue at all I don't want to do it.

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the fastest I've tried is the fUnc F30.R, the rough version.
but I wouldn't be surprised if a cerakoat pad would be faster.
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Hardpads are always faster, but other then that pads like GTF-X and Shidenkai is probably among the 2 fastest non hard pads.

GTF-X is still my favorit pads regards to pure speed and zero sticky feeling.
It is way to fast for me now though.
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I'd like to know too.

I loved the rough side of the func 1030. I'm currently using a black Artisan Shidenkai, but It gets dirty fast, and when it gets dirty, it gets dirty the mousefeet too. So I'm looking for a durable cloth pad that's faster or as fast as the shidenkai, while being more durable and washable. I don't like aluminum, nor plastic pads.
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Hardpads are always faster, but other then that pads like GTF-X and Shidenkai is probably among the 2 fastest non hard pads.

GTF-X is still my favorit pads regards to pure speed and zero sticky feeling.
It is way to fast for me now though.

Is it faster than the shidenkai?
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Has anybody used the Powersupport Airpad Pro III? How good is it? It's $130 plus shipping, so I don't know if I should get one.
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Has anybody used the Powersupport Airpad Pro III? How good is it? It's $130 plus shipping, so I don't know if I should get one.

130? why would you pay that much? it's only 30 bucks on Amazon... unless there is some super large version I haven't seen. the regular Large (which is actually tiny) is the only one I can find though.

https://www.amazon.com/Powersupport-Airpad-Pro-Black-Large/dp/B000JR0OE6/
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Originally Posted by Lolcarrots View Post

I've noticed some people on forums (some of which are on here) have been talking about the "sticking" sensation of certain cloth pads and/or mouse feet, and I haven't ever been fond of the same feeling. Even if it's "too fast," I'm curious to try some of/the fastest mouse pad(s). What are some of the fastest pads/mats? I've been scared to use hard mats in the past since I play on a very low sensitivity, but I think I'm ready to become a man and try one out if they are the fastest. I do need the mat to be large.

I've heard that hybrid pads don't have the best durability, but I haven't used one myself. I wash my current cloth pads to help bring them back to their "original speed," and I wear down my cloth pads very quickly. If hard pads are faster than hybrid pads this is irrelevant, but would I wear down a hybrid pad too quickly if I already have problems with a cloth pad?

This is slightly off topic, but what feet should I be using on the "fastest pad?" I've heard that hard mats can wear feet down quickly, so what is a cheap option to very frequently (maybe weekly/biweekly) replace mouse feet? Would cutting my own feet out of a roll/sheet of PTFE be the best option? I've seen some people say custom feet can wear down faster due to being slightly different from standard feet, so if this is an issue at all I don't want to do it.

Thanks!

Can't go wrong with this. It's not super tiny, and incredibly cheap, at least, if you live in the U.S. So far, this is the fastest surface I've used; faster than both the Shidenkai and the glass pad that I own. I've personally never heard of the company before, and they might not be restocking that particular pad anytime soon, so you might wanna get the last one while you can. The only faster surfaces would be an even rougher-textured plastic pad, and apparently, a pad covered in this spray-on ceramic stuff called Cerakote.

And yeah, I think it's true that most pads with any sort of coating will wear down. The Shidenkai has a sorta glass particle coating that wears off very quickly. I think I noticed it within a few weeks; you could even wipe the little flecks off lol. Same thing happened with the Roccat Sense (althought not nearly as quickly), and I believe the Razer Goliathus gets worse after a while too (but this one has uneven vertical/horizontal tracking, so I wouldn't be using it anyway).

And with mouse feet, I would always go with Hyperglides. I've used several different feet for different mice, and Hyperglide's always gave me the best experience. They're made from pure PTFE and unpainted so that the glide isn't affected, and the edges of the feet are rounded to further reduce friction. They're the fastest and the most durable feet I've used.
    
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If I were to play 10-15 hours a day on that speed surface, how often would I need to replace the hyperglide feet to retain most/all of the glide? If hyperglides aren't an option, what else is there?

Are there any major differences between the silver and the black versions other than the dimensions? How is the tracking of modern optical sensors on the reflective-looking silver version? How long does one pad last under heavy use?

My blue g-sr didn't really wear down very quickly and I've read that it has a similar "coating" to the goliathus because of the graphic. I've also used a hyperx pad, and those "wear down" quickly (if you wash it frequently it isn't an issue at all as far as I can tell). I have a theory that the logi cloth pads that have "durability" issues probably should just be washed as well since they apparently have a very similar surface to the hyperx pad. I've also seen people talk about washing their goliathus pads to achieve a similar result of restoring the speed.
Edited by Lolcarrots - 4/18/17 at 12:11am
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If I were to play 10-15 hours a day on that speed surface, how often would I need to replace the hyperglide feet to retain most/all of the glide? If hyperglides aren't an option, what else is there?
I think the longest I've used a set of Hyperglides on any mouse was at least 3+ months. I never had to replace a set yet, and I don't remember the glide ever changing significantly over time. I play maybe 4-6 hours on weekdays and even more so on the weekends, and I primarily prefer my two hard pads. I got a set of Hyperglides for my bro's G Pro to use on my Shidenkai that I lent him; after a few months, they still look brand new.
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Are there any major differences between the silver and the black versions other than the dimensions? How is the tracking of modern optical sensors on the reflective-looking silver version? How long does one pad last under heavy use?

Well thankfully, they'll be restocking more of the same pad. I read the reviews on their other pads, and people had said that eventually the paint on them would chip and the glide would be ruined, but the Speed by Surface - Silver isn't painted, so that shouldn't be an issue. And the tracking is perfect for the 3366 sensor; no skipping or response issues whatsoever. And I couldn't tell you how long one of these will last because I have yet to notice any wear to the pad that was detrimental to the glide. It does wear a little bit, though; the side of the pad that I use is actually faster than the rest of the pad. Been using it since mid December, 2016.
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