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Considering I can't play at all on blues, I beg to differ .
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Well, some people are a little challenged on blues.
    
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Developmentally?

Seems harsh.
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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
I never look at my keys when I'm typing lol, but it does make typing in long strings of numbers (5+) hard. My laptop has a normal sized keyboard AFAIK and I type beautifully in it (perhaps I'm just very used to it). I make WAY more mistakes when I'm typing on my filco than on my laptops keyboard. I'm talking 52WPM w/ 93-95% accuracy on my filco VS. 68WPM w/ 96-100% accuracy on my laptop. The keys seem way too hard to press and I find myself either bottoming out each time (WHICH IS A LOUD NOISE AT UPWARDS OF 50 WPM) or not getting the keys to actuate. It has been 5 months since I bought this, so it is not a brash decision--I want to sell it.
Then try typing on the Filco with your wrists up in the air. While you do this, try to use a lighter touch as well. But also experiment with different wrist heights.

But in order for this to be comfortable, the keyboard can't be very high either. I mean if it's at like chest-height, then it could actually be so uncomfortable that you might even feel pain when doing this. But if it's at elbow-height, then it should be very comfortable. Hovering your wrists while typing on a mechanical keyboard such as the Tactile Touch should make quite an improvement to all aspects of your typing.

So I think that one secret to truly appreciating a good mechanical keyboard is to use the lightest touch possible. This is enhanced by hovering your wrists while typing. But again, the optimal keyboard height is about elbow-height. Imagine typing on a keyboard while standing up so that the keyboard is about waist-high, or slightly higher but not higher than your elbows.

In other words, typing on a mechanical keyboard isn't a process of hitting every key like when typing on a rubber dome keyboard or a laptop. Instead, it's a process of pressing every key, or perhaps merely bouncing off every key. It's just a light tap. This reveals why they call it Touch Typing.

I got my Majestouch exactly 8 months ago today on March 9th. When I first started typing on it, I was still typing while keeping my wrists planted on my wrist rest. Back then, I was having exactly the same problems you're having. But I was also bound and determined to stop bottoming out. So, I practiced typing in Notepad every single day both at the beginning of my day and then again at the end. I even practiced during the middle of my day if I was bored or just wanted an excuse to type. These practice sessions consisted of me typing extremely slowly and extremely gently, not bottoming out any keystrokes whatsoever.

Over the course of a few days, I began noticing that my normal typing was improving and getting quieter. After a couple of weeks, I could type at my normal speed of 75-85 WPM with 100% accuracy without bottoming out any alpha keys. But in the beginning, I could only type that fast by typing on it the same way I typed on a rubber dome keyboard or on a laptop, and it was very loud and I was also less accurate. But now it's pure typing bliss.

Today, I still bottom out keys like the Spacebar, Backspace, Shift, and Enter, but I do so very gently. I think the only reason why I bottom out these keys is because it is as if I am accenting those keystrokes while the rest are all monotone in a sense. So while I'm just typing on the alpha keys, it's nothing but mechanical clicks with a gentle Spacebar hit in between each word.

In other words, if your keyboard is at a comfortable height (such as elbow-height), then you can do the same thing I did. You just have to want to succeed. So if you try, then know this: as long as you want to succeed, then it's guaranteed that you will. I mean damn, if I can do it, then anyone can do it because I am nothing.
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And Two Cables wrote out that wall of text not because he wants to help you, but because his main reason was to satisfy his typing needs
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"Put your wrists up in the air, put your wrists up, in the air"

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And Two Cables wrote out that wall of text not because he wants to help you, but because his main reason was to satisfy his typing needs
This!

Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX View Post
"Put your wrists up in the air, put your wrists up, in the air"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0DukONKOag
Or, "throw your wrists up in the air, and wave 'em around like you just don't care".
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post #9358 of 14567
isthis filco mechanical ?

nobody?
btw its 40$ rofl
Edited by runeazn - 11/9/10 at 12:57pm
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I would love to throw my wrists up in the air but that is impossible on my desk.... for now....

*goes to install keyboard tray*

I'll report back with results of having a keyboard tray.
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
isthis filco mechanical ?

nobody?
btw its 40$ rofl
nobody?
btw its 40$ rofl
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