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I blew my money on a ss 9hd pad and i like it alot.

Ive gone padless in the past and that worked fine too but depending on the surface it might wear out your mouse feet quite a bit faster.
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I got one with soap bubbles from ALSOP? Don't even know who they are. Probably just throwing them out there as a way for free advertising.
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The only time I ever wanted a mouse pad was when I was using a cellaphane wrapped board game and the mouse was being all wonky. Right now I am using the arm rest of my couch.
    
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Whats a good quality hard mouse pad?
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To answer the OP's question we really need to know what kind of mouse you are using. Whether your mouse tracks well on the pad you describe depends on the sensor it uses.

Generally, if you have a "high end" mouse it really pays to have a decent mouse pad that it performs well on.

When I used optical mice, I used cloth pads like the steelseries qck. When I finally upgraded to lasermice I started using hard pads. Generally (but not always or all the time) lasermice have problems on cloth pads.

Mousepads arereally up to someone's own preference. There really is no "best" pad. You should at the very least try and make sure your mouse doesnt have issues with it though.

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Whats a good quality hard mouse pad?
I have only tried a handful of hard pads, and its down to personal preference really. But from the few I used (like the steelseries 4HD, S&S and razer sphex) I really like the razer sphex for the money you pay. However, some like the perfectly smooth surfaces, others like surfaces that are rougher and provide more control. The sphex is sort of somewhere in the middle and to me feels just right.
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Going to be using a razer abyssus.
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all cloth pads suck.
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all cloth pads suck.
How so?
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How so?
It comes down to the friction caused by the cloth. Unless your happy with it, its fine. But the added friction caused by the cloth just makes you have to work more to move your mouse and fundamentally delays your reponse or efficeny over time.

Most mice are going to feel crapy just because the pad itself makes it undesirable. A solid wood or opaque surface desk works the best when compared to a cloth pad. Remove it, and your mouse would feel so much better....if the desk is good anyways and not made of glass.

You want a mouse pad where your mouse litteraly glides on a near frictionless surface. The only friction you should have in from your own palm touching the surface, not from the mouse itself. Physically, there will always be friction, but less the better.
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Quote:
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It comes down to the friction caused by the cloth. Unless your happy with it, its fine. But the added friction caused by the cloth just makes you have to work more to move your mouse and fundamentally delays your reponse or efficeny over time.

Most mice are going to feel crapy just because the pad itself makes it undesirable. A solid wood or opaque surface desk works the best when compared to a cloth pad. Remove it, and your mouse would feel so much better....if the desk is good anyways and not made of glass.

You want a mouse pad where your mouse litteraly glides on a near frictionless surface. The only friction you should have in from your own palm touching the surface, not from the mouse itself. Physically, there will always be friction, but less the better.
That's your own Opinion.

Playing style and Control are factors that you leave out.
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