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Looking for the absolute best mousepad (Artisan?)

post #1 of 24
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Current Mouse: Logitech G Pro
Current Mousepad: Razer Goliathus Speed

I want something with more speed while i still have great control over stopping the mouse.

I was thinking about getting an Artisan Pad because i heard really great things about them.

The Problem is that i dont know which one to get... at all. I can't decide between cloth and glass coating etc. I dont know if XSoft, Soft or Mid is better.

Im playing CSGO on 400 Dpi 1.7 - 1.9 sensitivity.

No limit on the budget.

Would be really great if someone can tell me the differences between the Artisan Pads and which on is the fastest while having great stopping control.
post #2 of 24
Artisan = too small, too bad reliablility.
Unless you can afford to buy a custom size and 2-3 pads a year, then dont.

Having owned a Artisan, I dont think its worth it.
They dont give you wun taps.
post #3 of 24
you can get info about the different pads they offer just by google/youtube. if you have a real question about the hayate/hayete otsu/hien or raiden i can maybe help you.
post #4 of 24
After a massive amount of trial and error my favorites pads of all time are

Steelseries qck
Puretrak talent black
Artisan hien soft

I find both the qck and talent to be better than artisan. Artisan is quality no doubt but I find the size, comfort, and glide to be inferior to my other top choices. This is strictly speaking assuming you're looking to be competitive and have something reliable for LAN play. The talent offers more control while the qck offers freedom of movement

Edit: the Razer gigantus team edition isn't half bad either. But due to cost I'd just opt for the other options
Edited by ncck - 4/28/17 at 11:34am
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by ncck View Post

After a massive amount of trial and error my favorites pads of all time are

Steelseries qck
Puretrak talent black
Artisan hien soft

I find both the qck and talent to be better than artisan. Artisan is quality no doubt but I find the size, comfort, and glide to be inferior to my other top choices. This is strictly speaking assuming you're looking to be competitive and have something reliable for LAN play. The talent offers more control while the qck offers freedom of movement

Edit: the Razer gigantus team edition isn't half bad either. But due to cost I'd just opt for the other options

i have a very similar opinion, minus the qck.
can you confirm that the surface of the black talent is exactly the same as on the original (except for color)?
post #6 of 24
It's the same as the talent with the patterns on it, it's just black for tracking purposes

The qck has a revision model which you can guarantee you get Via ss website.. it's pretty fast, if I let my hand off my mouse it'll fling off the pad

The talent in the other hand has more control and it's great against dust. I was surprised by it for sure. The logo can't be felt it's embedded into the pad
post #7 of 24
fast and good stopping... hmm.

Cougar Speed 2 has been good for me in those regards, but I have only used it for 2 months so I can't say much about durability. it is coated cause it's waterproof IIRC? might wear out. no idea yet. could be sub-surface coated too so who knows tongue.gif

Zowie G-TFX is really fast but the stopping isn't great on it. one of my favourite surfaces though.

Talent felt slow compared to the two above, but I don't remember the Goliathus Speed much since I just didn't like it at all.
stopping is super easy on the Talent, it's very soft feeling.

the pad I'm trying now is a Cherry G80-DESK pad from TaoBao, it's really nice actually, feels more like a Hien than a G-TFX as someone on the forums said, but I'm OK with that. less rough Hien, similar control feel. fast but good control. does not work well with stock Logitech feet however - IMO that is. I changed mine up to Hyperglides immediately. thumb.gif

you should also consider getting Hyperglides or Hotline Games feet for your G Pro as well, they'll make it a bit faster and easier to make small adjustments for sure.
post #8 of 24
Zowie G-SR+ HLTV Special Edition is by far the best mousepad I've ever used. So much better than my Artisan Hayate Otsu which I used before.
post #9 of 24
The only Artisan Pad had that is durable enough to recommend it is the Hien ( I tested hayate, hayate otsu, hayabusa, hien, hien ve)
It offers rather medium speed glide and very good stopping while microadjustments work very well.

On the other side it feels a bit different to the hand and may be too small for some people.

For me personally the Hien is easily the best mousepad.
post #10 of 24
I use my Shiden Xsoft for more than two years already, and glide is still constant.
It's a very unique pad, which is almost as fast as a hard pad, but it's comfy like a cloth pad and very durable it seems - and it better be because i paid 55€ back then. biggrin.gif
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