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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 08:10 PM - Thread Starter
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RAVE: Hotline Games Mouseskates!

For 4 months now, I've been using and enjoying these Hyperglide mouse skates on my Intellimouse Optical: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X9FGBI8

Just a few minutes ago, I began trying Hotline Games Mouseskates. Namely, these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/272975857267 (I bought the Competition 0.6mm skates)

While there was really nothing wrong with the Hyperglides, the Hotline Games mouseskates are noticeably better. I started with just 4 to see if 0.6mm was enough. It wasn't, at least not with the Intellimouse Optical. So, I added 4 more for a total thickness of 1.2mm, and now it's just awesome. I had no idea my mouse could feel like this! I'm actually experiencing relief here.

They were also much easier to install. The Hyperglides require you to peel the backing off of each individual skate, and it can be very difficult and as I learned the hard way, it's also possible to peel off the adhesive right with the backing! The Hotline Games are simply stuck to a 3M sheet and the adhesive is somehow permanently applied to the skates. I even had to remove 1 of them from my mouse and reposition it after finishing the installation process, and the adhesive didn't come off the skate! With the Hyperglides, the adhesive peels right off the skates.

The best part? The cost! The Hyperglides were about $15 for 8 skates of 0.8mm each (which are thick enough for this mouse). The Hotline Games pack has 16 skates which, for me, is 2 sets - all for only $7. They also include 4 alcohol wipes and a very nice microfiber cloth with their logo permanently pressed into it. It's classy.

There is 1 negative thing though. For some reason, the skates were oily or greasy or something. As soon as I removed the sheet of skates out of the plastic sleeve/bag thing, I noticed it. So, I simply cleaned them with one of the alcohol wipes!

Anyway, so yeah, seriously: if you are looking for extremely good mouse skates, get these! Don't even hesitate.

Edit: Oh, and don't forget to remove the protective plastic film from each skate!


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of all the skates that I've used during 15 years - hotlines competition are the worst and the least consistent.

they degrade significantly after 1 month of use and become sticky.

also, any skates will need 4-7 days of moderate use to break in, so your "Just a few minutes ago" experience is kinda meaningless.

cleaning teflon with alcohol was epic as well.
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Quote: Originally Posted by numberfive View Post
of all the skates that I've used during 15 years - hotlines competition are the worst and the least consistent.

they degrade significantly after 1 month of use and become sticky.

also, any skates will need 4-7 days of moderate use to break in, so your "Just a few minutes ago" experience is kinda meaningless.

cleaning teflon with alcohol was epic as well.
Wow. Way to rain on my parade.

I'm using a nice soft cloth mousepad, so everything you said about degradation and a break-in period doesn't apply to me.

Thanks anyway.

As for cleaning the skates, I failed to mention that it was the plastic film that was greasy or oily. I don't know what that was, but I didn't like it. So, I cleaned that crap off before I peeled the film off. Is that ok with you?


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Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
It does apply even on cloth.
I'll make sure to post in this thread if I start experiencing this problem.

If I have to go back to the Hyperglides (I would need to buy more), then I'll be ok with that. When I needed new skates for this new Intellimouse Optical, the Hyperglides weren't available anywhere. Everyone was out. These were $7. So, I'm trying them. Right now, I'm extremely happy with them. I like them more than I liked the Hyperglides.

If after a month they start to suck, then I'll say so. If not, then I'll say that too. Either way, I will keep this thread updated if anything changes or doesn't change after a month.


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Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Wow. Way to rain on my parade.

I'm using a nice soft cloth mousepad, so everything you said about degradation and a break-in period doesn't apply to me.
I also use a nice soft cloth mousepad, few of them.

break-in and degradation apply perfectly.


once again, you spent few hours with them, why would even bother coming here sharing your lack of experience?
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Quote: Originally Posted by numberfive View Post
I also use a nice soft cloth mousepad, few of them.

break-in and degradation apply perfectly.


once again, you spent few hours with them, why would even bother coming here sharing your lack of experience?
You're being very rude about this.

Can't a guy rave about a product? Good grief. Please stop bothering me.

Let's just wait a month. I'll post an update. Ok? Sheesh.


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Quote: Originally Posted by numberfive View Post
I also use a nice soft cloth mousepad, few of them.

break-in and degradation apply perfectly.


once again, you spent few hours with them, why would even bother coming here sharing your lack of experience?
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hotline games competition are good, at least the older 2014 version. I have nothing bad to say about them.
but I'm surprised you'd prefer them over Hyperglide, they are much more consistent and overall better, in my experience.

the break-in period is real though, you can see that they get a lot more reflective and smooth even on cloth pads. but I've never experienced that they degrade much even after a year or so of use.
usually if my mouse feels like it gets more static friction and gets slower, it's the mousepad that needs cleaning. then it feels just like when they were newly broken in - IMO/IME of course.
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hotline games competition are good, at least the older 2014 version. I have nothing bad to say about them.
but I'm surprised you'd prefer them over Hyperglide, they are much more consistent and overall better, in my experience.

the break-in period is real though, you can see that they get a lot more reflective and smooth even on cloth pads. but I've never experienced that they degrade much even after a year or so of use.
usually if my mouse feels like it gets more static friction and gets slower, it's the mousepad that needs cleaning. then it feels just like when they were newly broken in - IMO/IME of course.
Thank you.

I set a reminder for myself to update this thread in 30 days and compare what I think of these skates at that time vs. the way I feel about them today.


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