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Old 10th July 2007, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ...and my wrist still hurts.

Thanks to this...



...I had to get a new one of these...



...about every other month.

I still weep over all the allowance I spent on buying new joysticks back then.

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Old 10th July 2007, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heh, I had one of those joysticks too - they weren't as durable as quickshot 2 tho. (Was the joystick in your picture quickshot 4?)
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Old 10th July 2007, 11:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok guys i fixed that problem.. i made my own!LOL base was a thick black plastic box re-enforced with steel had the 4 micro switches in place and a arcade ball handle on it.. i made 2 of them and they never wore out! best bloody joysticks i ever had! wish i had a pick of them somewhere they were awesome!
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Old 11th July 2007, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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OMG. You just made me remember the TAC-2 joystick. Best joystick I ever owned for the C64.

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(Was the joystick in your picture quickshot 4?)
I think that was the Quickshot 2 turbo
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Old 11th July 2007, 04:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hehe i had one of those sticks as well Jia
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Old 11th July 2007, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Daily Thompsons Decathalon was the Nemesis of my Kempston Joystick Interface!
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Old 11th July 2007, 09:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Did anyone play the Arcade original Hyper Sports, the quicker you hit the button the faster you ran. An old trick used in the Arcades, you get a disposable cigarette lighter in your hand and rub it back and forth over the button, Viola max speed.
Many a cabinet was damaged with scratches due to this, and I still see evidence of it many years later with machines up for auction.
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Old 11th July 2007, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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See I had (and still do have) a Competition Pro. Was about the only one that was all steel construction. I have replaced the micro switches twice in the past twenty years and thats about all.
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Old 11th July 2007, 12:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Joysticks are good for one thing....recycling lol
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