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Previous mousepad was a "used" qck heavy I got from a friend.

Recently I accidentally damaged the mousepad and purchased a new qck, and this time I decided the 2mm qck+ will be good enough because my desk is even.

However, today I got my qck+ and it's TOO fast! Its surface is supposed to be the same as the heavy, but it's definitely much faster.

Should I just bite the bullet and buy a new qck heavy, or will qck+ slow down over time? And if it does, how long does it usually take? It's unplayable for me at the moment.
 

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it will slow down overtime definitely, to the point where it's actually going to get inconsistent in most areas of the mousepad, qck is just not a good mousepad tbh so just wait and it will get slower.
 

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It is the same top surface, just that your mouse isn't sinking into the pad makes it feel faster. As above, you can just put it on top of your old pad.
And no matter which QCK you use, I have to agree that the surface will wear out in a couple months.
 

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It's a mixture of the mousepad being brand new and the fact that it's thin so that the surface is a little more 'solid' feeling

I wouldn't worry about it, you'll get used to it and it'll wear a little over time.
 

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I'll give it month and if I'm still not satisfied by then, I'll just buy another heavy. I know people say there are better options, but I don't want to care about mousepads/mice too much. Qck lineup worked for me in the past, so it will work for me in the future.
 

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I'll give it month and if I'm still not satisfied by then, I'll just buy another heavy. I know people say there are better options, but I don't want to care about mousepads/mice too much. Qck lineup worked for me in the past, so it will work for me in the future.
I agree with that, I've tried dozens of pads and qck is what I stick with only now. It just works
 

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I must be out of the loop but I never felt a difference in the speed of my mousepad after time
 

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Alright, after using the qck+ for another couple hours, I found one more downside of the qck+ compared to the heavy, after which I instantly ordered a new qck heavy. Since the qck+ is so thin at 2mm, my arm comes fully in contact with my wooden desk, resulting in a sticky feeling to the skin and this disturbs me ingame. This never happened when I used the qck heavy because the heavy was 6mm in thickness, so my arm would be in an angle, and the only part of my arm touching the desk was my elbow. I know that I can put my qck+ on top of my old heavy, but that option doesn't appeal to me that much.
 

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Alright, after using the qck+ for another couple hours, I found one more downside of the qck+ compared to the heavy, after which I instantly ordered a new qck heavy. Since the qck+ is so thin at 2mm, my arm comes fully in contact with my wooden desk, resulting in a sticky feeling to the skin and this disturbs me ingame. This never happened when I used the qck heavy because the heavy was 6mm in thickness, so my arm would be in an angle, and the only part of my arm touching the desk was my elbow. I know that I can put my qck+ on top of my old heavy, but that option doesn't appeal to me that much.
For me the 6mm of Heavy feels really bad with the razor sharp edge, unless you use super high sensitivity and don't have to move your arm around.
 

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For me the 6mm of Heavy feels really bad with the razor sharp edge, unless you use super high sensitivity and don't have to move your arm around.
Is yours the recent one with SS logos printed on the bottom? Mine is the old one and it doesn't feel sharp at the edge. Maybe it wore down with use.
 

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It can be.
1. Basically they are the same cloth surface. But the cloth SteelSeries purchases can have some variation in quality. So the feel you get may differ a little.
2. Qck Heavy has a very thick rubber base, while QcK+ has a quite thin base. If you press your mouse hard on a thick rubber base, the mouse will 'sink' in the mousepad more than it does on the thinner one. In this case you'll get more friction when you move it.
 

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Damn, maybe I should return the new one and just buy a used one or something.... so today I learn that something can be better used than new.
your definition of better is subjective, if you ever tried gliding your mouse across the entire mousepad you would notice how inconsistent it is because of all the dirt and dust that it has accumulated over the years, so in there case slower is worse just because of inconsistent glide, a good example of good slow glide are mouse pads like the artisan zero xsoft or the zowie g-sr which both have a lot more consistent glide and don't wear out as easily.
 

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your definition of better is subjective, if you ever tried gliding your mouse across the entire mousepad you would notice how inconsistent it is because of all the dirt and dust that it has accumulated over the years, so in there case slower is worse just because of inconsistent glide, a good example of good slow glide are mouse pads like the artisan zero xsoft or the zowie g-sr which both have a lot more consistent glide and don't wear out as easily.
I do notice the inconsistency across the surface, but that doesn't bother me. Also I can feel the same inconsistency on my G-SR (same area as the Qck Heavy, too-upper middle part of the pad is slower than the rest) which is highly acclaimed in terms of quality, so I'm guessing it happens with literally every mousepad. The part that is used mainly will wear out and will become slower than other parts. It's only natural.

This doesn't bother me because of the obvious reason : the part that is used most of the time, is ALWAYS the part that is used most of the time. If the glide is consistent in that small area of the pad I use for 90% of my gameplay, it's no problem.
 
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