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Am I the only one that bottoms out on cherry brown switches?

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So I've been using the OCN ducky with the browns for a couple weeks; loving it. But it's pretty goshdarn loud, and most of you know that the sound is from the key bottoming out. Am I the only one who does this? It seems as if brown switches were not made to be this loud on purpose, and I'm just pressing down on them too hard. But if I only go down just enough to activate the key without bottoming out to be more quiet, my wpm significantly decreases.
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Try blues, you will find that Browns are quiet in comparison. Yes I bottom out, and I enjoy it.
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post #3 of 6
Takes a bit of getting used to, but yea I'll bottom out if I'm writing furiously.

There's a mod for cherry switches where you can fit dental bands on the them to dampen it when you bottom out.
Not sure if that'd be up your alley, but it is something you could try if you really don't like the "clack" from hitting the PCB.
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Assuming you came from a rubber dome or scissor switch keyboard where the activation almost always happens at the bottom most position of a keystroke, it's going to take a long time to learn to retype again. Your fingers are used to having to push until they reach a dead stop. I'm going to hazard to guess that your wpm goes down when you consciously don't bottom out on your keys because you are mentally not entirely sure that you completed a key stroke and your muscle memory keeps thinking that it should not initiate a new keypress until you have completed (i.e. bottomed out) the one preceding it.

Typing is a lot like learning to play the piano, it takes conscious effort to control the amount of pressure you apply on each keystroke, but ultimately is quite a rewarding endeavor.
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post #5 of 6
I just got my Das with MX blues, I bottom out usually when I hit any key with my index and middle finger.
I came from a Lycosa / Saitek Eclipse II which both require 10x more force than what is required for this, though.
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Nothing wrong with bottoming out. I think I bottom out on all my keyboards regardless of switch type and I don't care.
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