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Sup,

I've been looking for a bigger mouse mat then the one I have and I was looking at mainly steelseries to match my mouse and keyboard. As I was looking around my friend said you should get the 5L. He has the old version with the graphics on it. He said he's had his for 4 years and hasn't had a problem with it.

However as I've looked at some reviews on some websites and spoke to people on Counterstrike they have said that it wears our really quickly? Can someone fill me in on this. I looked at my friends and his is perfectly fine over the 4 years he has had it.

I'm looking for a soft mat that will last and is big. At the moment I think I have the medium soft steelseries mat which was rolled up in packaging. I've had it for about 2 years and it's still not completely flat for the time I've had it.

Speedy replies please.

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I have been using the 5C with the lich king on it since release of that x-pak.

Just slight fade, but its in perfect working order.
post #3 of 10
I dont have the 5l but my steelseries has been awesome. It may wear out fast for competitive gamers or people who play FPS 24/7 chronic style, but you should get a few good years. And they are a great price too!
    
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If you want to replace the 5L in 6 months buy it. But if you are looking for something that lasts a bit longer forget about it. I've used 2 5L, and the surface glide starts to wear off at 4-6 months. And I was using hyperglyde surfers always.
    
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You could take a look at the Qck Heavy which is similar to the other cloth surfaces only much larger and thicker. Bumps on your desk would be covered up pretty well.
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Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
I have been using the 5C with the lich king on it since release of that x-pak.

Just slight fade, but its in perfect working order.
Do you think the 5L will be the same?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jak3z View Post
If you want to replace the 5L in 6 months buy it. But if you are looking for something that lasts a bit longer forget about it. I've used 2 5L, and the surface glide starts to wear off at 4-6 months. And I was using hyperglyde surfers always.
See this is what other people have been telling me but my friend played professional 1.6 and he hasn't had a single problem with it?

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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
You could take a look at the Qck Heavy which is similar to the other cloth surfaces only much larger and thicker. Bumps on your desk would be covered up pretty well.
I was looking at that too, I have a small soft steelseries mat and cause I play at low sensitivity it moves cause I move my mouse so much..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BMorrisSly View Post
Do you think the 5L will be the same?



See this is what other people have been telling me but my friend played professional 1.6 and he hasn't had a single problem with it?



I was looking at that too, I have a small soft steelseries mat and cause I play at low sensitivity it moves cause I move my mouse so much..
I plaid professional UT, CS, CSS and DODS, and I know more people with the same problem.
    
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post #8 of 10
If you want something that lasts go genuine cloth.

PureTrak Talent is the best mousepad you can get at the moment.
post #9 of 10
if 5L still worries u. then zowie G-TF.
all mousepad wear off after 4-5months of heavy use. its still the same. my 5L is still usable but zowie G-TF surface is tooo smooth for me not to use :3
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The 5L is rash and because of that it wearout quickly.
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