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View Poll Results: Quickshot Python
Crap joystick? 49 44.95%
Crappest joystick ever? 15 13.76%
Great Joystick 18 16.51%
Greatest Joystick EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! 27 24.77%
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Old 10 December 2008, 07:38   #81
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Well no i did enjoy the games with my Python sticks, my comment was more to do with ripping the things apart because the rubber pressure pads would split on one side, i would have to turn the pads around and use steel wool on the tracks to get a proper response again, so all of that took a lot of work!

The Microswitch Python i have now is great!!. I might still buy a Zipstick and try to get used to it
Blade, with the python I had (no microswitches), the rubber pads cracked, so I superglued them in place. Now the only way it is going to break is if the circuit board cracks! I would say it is now an extremely tough joystick. Though the problem with all non-microswitched pythons is they are not as exact in the directional feedback of the controls, especially when going diagonally.
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Old 10 December 2008, 13:50   #82
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The best joystick is indeed the Atari 2600.
I also like a no-name brand that simply says 'joystick' on it. Those ones last, the rest of them don't.
I had a Python and a Quickshot II, and in my opinion they aren't worth diddly except on a flight sim.
If I could get Atari joysticks with kevlar fibres in the plastic ring, that would be the ultimate.
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Old 15 December 2008, 02:42   #83
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These where really really crap. I know they're Atari's but somehow I always had a couple around in case something was wrong with my beloved "The Arcade" sticks and boy do they suck. They hurt your hand, the firebutton feels clumsy and the stick above all feels so unresponsive. Horrible, whoever designed this peace of shit should find work in a completely different branche.
The original Atari 2600 joysticks were truly awful. HOWEVER, the joysticks that come with the Atari Flashback 2 are visually identical and yet worlds better. They're very well made and are roughly in the same league as the Competition Pro in terms of quality.

RE: the Quickshot Python: There are worse joysticks, but I can't remember much about them at the moment. The vast majority of 1-button sticks are garbage anyway. Just about the only good thing that could be said about them is that they're marginally better than nothing at all.
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Old 07 April 2009, 15:17   #84
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Sorry to bump this but i saw it in "similar threads" I cant believe the amount of people who dont like this joystick. I love it, i still have 2 not even opened! Theres no better joysticks if you want to use one hand IMO
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Old 07 April 2009, 20:03   #85
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Ditto. Sure they broke too easy, but they had excellent grip and most of all AUTOFIRE which was damn handy with shoot em ups. I never liked the Zipstick and Competition Pro because they failed miserably in those two departments.
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They are absolutely snaptastic! :P
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Old 08 April 2009, 05:17   #87
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Clearly the worst joystick, is the Sinclair SJS Joystick.... beyond painfull to hold, and only one fire button on top of the stick proved a nightmare!

the python was extreemly cheaply made, or ateast that howlong it lasted for... i think i had 3 of these python sticks over the course of 2 months before they disintegrated beyond repair.

to be fair though, both me and my bro have big beefy hands and do get into games a fair bit.... *ahem*...

Comp pro's... okay... as long as you dont mind chaing the micro switches every other month!

I am sure my house was joystick death during the 80's and 90's! there certainly was a joystick graveyard out back that for sure! LOL


contray to latest opinion, the Atari joystick lasted the longest (an not that not because it was least used), infact it was my favourite sensi joystick!!!

I think I still have that still works from when we had the 2600 VCS way back in 1980 LOL!!!
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Mr. Bootson, you really don't know, how crappy joysticks can be! Quickshot Python is far better than a lot of real craps!
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Not only is the python a great joystick to use, its a great joystick to have on display. Its not ugly like the zipstick or the bug, its aestically beutiful and something your not embaressed to have out when people come round.
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Old 08 April 2009, 10:14   #90
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Oi, I won't have anybody calling the Bug and Zipstick ugly
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I had Python joystick long ago and few days ago I found someone who want sell it but I didn't expect that he is lazy jerk.
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Not only is the python a great joystick to use, its a great joystick to have on display. Its not ugly like the zipstick or the bug, its aestically beutiful and something your not embaressed to have out when people come round.
Yeah it looks great the way the stick doesn't stand up at a 90 degree angle to the base and just kinda flops to one side.

I agree predseda there are many crap joysticks but this topic is about the python.
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Snip) these are leaf-spring affairs that only make a noise once and that is to go "tink" followed by "Ahh f*ck Bollocks, Arse Touching Monkey Balls", ".... joystick is broke.."
I LOLled in a huge way, your style of comedy is gold, Sir

I have 2 old Atari joydicks, they work

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Yeah it looks great the way the stick doesn't stand up at a 90 degree angle to the base and just kinda flops to one side.
Bwahahaha.

I much prefer arcade sticks with a solid stick and a ball on the top. Can't stand flight sticks for arcade stuff, makes it DIFFICULT.

Zipstick for king. I drew a picture of a zipstick in MSPaint, I would never draw a picture of a Python stick.
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Zipstick for king. I drew a picture of a zipstick in MSPaint, I would never draw a picture of a Python stick.
\o/ Ace man Now post that picture here for all to see the awesomeness of the zipstick
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Old 08 April 2009, 11:52   #96
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Zipstick is so overated. I cant believe when people say its the best joystick, especially for sensible soccer!
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\o/ Ace man Now post that picture here for all to see the awesomeness of the zipstick
Here is a joystick Bippy drew: (no joke)



Here is a joystick k2uphill drew:



Here is a joystick THB (the CAD freak) drew:



And here is my zipstick I drew (which Freaky kindly uses as his avatar!):



MSPaint for king!
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Joystick with cable at the back side is awesome idea...
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