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I just recently purchased the Razer Mamba and Im wondering if its worth it to change my old Goliathus mouse pad or there would be close to no difference in performance?
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post #2 of 9
Goliathus is better.

You should worry about changing your mouse instead.
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A good mouse for you might not be the best for everyone, looking at your signature the G9 is top tier for me because of the way I hold the mouse, the way I move my wrist and elbows while using the mouse and the sensor tracking is good, I say its better than the Deathadder and Abyssus in terms of tracking. But this topic is not about which is the best mouse, I bought this due to the comfort when using the mouse.

So lets just go back on topic about the pad, thanks for your input.
Edited by EarlZ - 3/13/11 at 6:35pm
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post #4 of 9
Ask yourself if there is something wrong with your current pad? Do you feel like something is missing, if you don't feel like anything is missing it doesn't make a good deal of sense to get a new pad (which may be worse or better for you).
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Ask yourself if there is something wrong with your current pad? Do you feel like something is missing, if you don't feel like anything is missing it doesn't make a good deal of sense to get a new pad (which may be worse or better for you).
The issue with my current pad is that the middle area where the mouse usually glides around, gives more friction/resistance when I move my mouse in that spot..

I could get another Goliathus which is cheaper and probably purchase another one after a year or when the middle area starts to offer more resistance.
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post #6 of 9
I have had my ironclad for over a month now, gaming a lot with it. I have used a mamba, da, and xai on it. At first, i wasn't to crazy about it, I had been used to very slick surfaces that make the mouse feel like its gliding on ice. I thought the ironclad would be similar but its not, it has a lot of friction to it. Felt odd at first, the glide is smooth yet the mouse has a bit of drag to it.

After about a week I really started to like it. Mainly found that although I need to use more force to get the mouse moving, it feels smooth and I can stop on points much easier then with some of my old faster pads. A friend of mine says it feels alot like the steelseries glasspad, I haven't tried that so i can't tell you from my own view. Overall though I have really grown to like it a lot. Just don't buy into it if you want something that has a really fast glide, it will give you a very smooth glide with a good amount of control.
post #7 of 9
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The Goliathus I have is the control edition, Im guessing the Ironclad should give me that same feel but with lesser force required. I didnt even think that the cloth pads would wear out on the spot where the mouse usually glides around.

Im also thinking of getting a speed surface goli , maybe that will last longer ?
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post #8 of 9
The ironclad doesn't have as much control as cloth. Its like in between cloth and the fast plastic pads. I like how it offers the good amount of control but yet also has a really smooth glide. You should try it, if anything just return it.
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In where I live, we dont have return policies for such which is a bummer when buying expensive products.
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