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Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:42 am
by Freshmaker
Wow! I'd like to be there...

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:15 am
by Torchiador
Thanks!
to be honest, the Amiga stations were precisely IQSF but it was fun though!

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:41 am
by Abyss
But, what happenned to the interracial tournament?

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:17 pm
by Torchiador
sorry I forgot a NOT in my last post: the Amiga stations were NOT precisely IQSF!
about the interracial final, unluckily the SS player couldn't attend the RetroAcademy so he didn't join the tournament too.
those Sensible Soccer players are very "amatorial"!

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:48 pm
by Binary
Great report! Is that a Slik Stik Alessandro is using to play KO2?

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:03 pm
by Torchiador
Yes it is! I use Slick Stick too!

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:15 am
by Binary
Torchiador wrote:Yes it is! I use Slick Stick too!


Oohhhh! That's quite an endorsement! :) Where do you get them champ? ebay?

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:14 pm
by Torchiador
:) Yes, we found them on ebay

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:56 am
by r.cross
The Suncom sticks are relatively easy to get in the States, but hard to find in Europe. (And generally much more expensive too.) I got some of them (Slik Stiks and Tac-2) from an American friend but am physically unable to hit the diagonals with those. Stylish little joysticks though :wink:

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:21 am
by Torchiador
It isn't difficult to find slick stick, it is difficult to find slik stick in very good condition!

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:07 am
by r.cross
Torchiador wrote:It isn't difficult to find slick stick, it is difficult to find slik stick in very good condition!


What is it that wears out, Gianni? They don't have microswitches and feature this rubber tube to center. I thought they were indestructable?

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:03 pm
by Torchiador
the "return to centre" rubber can damaged due to bad storage (ceiling) very hot in summer and very cold in winter. so some SS have the rubber very ruined and the return to the centre is even guaranteed. basically you have a stick that goes were he wants. like there isn't rubber.
the pipe inside the joystick is made in soft iron and it can be bent and broken quite easily. if you would use the same power as you use normally to handle a Competition Pro Joystick, you would break the SS.
At the end of the pipe there is a chromed copper ball. wear and tear is severe here, as it the chromed copper ball that close the pull down circuit inside the joystick. so, if there isn't enough gear lubricant, the ball is damaged and the movements of the joystick are stuttered.
Practically speaking, it is a very delicate joystick that requires much maintenance. as far as the Suncom Tac 2.

Re: RetroAcademy Kick Off Tournament 3 May 2014

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:12 pm
by r.cross
hmmm, interesting - thanks!