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Old 07 December 2005, 17:43   #121
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My old joystick was a cruiser.It had a pink stick,green base and pink buttons,it looked a bit queer but it was the best I ever used.
Edit:The buttons were yellow.

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Old 24 December 2005, 14:55   #122
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Had to be the Competition pro for me , Solid reliable little old workhorse and things went in the direction they were supposed to. ihad had a few quickshots but they were never tough enough.
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Old 25 December 2005, 23:02   #123
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Zip Stick and Cruiser, still have one of each in full working order plus others in various states of disrepair
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Old 25 December 2005, 23:24   #124
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Zip Stick, Crusier and comp pro are the best.
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Old 25 January 2006, 14:58   #125
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Greetings!
When I first bought my Amiga, it came with two Zipsticks (black with yellow buttons) and a Bug.
I still have one of the zipsticks running, and the other has intermittent fault, despite soldering, re-wiring, re-soldering, etc!
I bought another zipstick a few years ago, but the buttons didn't have the same 'click' as the old ones - it was very disappointing.
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Old 26 February 2007, 20:04   #126
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Well, I know this is an old thread, but for me the ZipStik was the definitive Amiga Joystick. Having loaded up WinUAE recently I'm even thinking of buying a couple on eBay All I'd need is a USB -> PC Joystick Connector -> 9 pin adapter -> ZipStik and I'd be away!
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Old 26 February 2007, 20:18   #127
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I bought another zipstick a few years ago, but the buttons didn't have the same 'click' as the old ones - it was very disappointing.
Yeah I agree. The later zipsticks had rubbish microswitches
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Old 26 February 2007, 22:35   #128
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Yeah I agree. The later zipsticks had rubbish microswitches
I never had / knoew of that problem. It'd be a bummer to buy one off eBay that had rubbish microswitches
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Old 27 February 2007, 14:37   #129
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Yeah - IIRC the microswitches in the good Zipsticks were a light blue colour - I think the crap ones were black or white. Not something you can really ask on ebay though.

I've got two good ones and one crap one
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:18   #130
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My fave joystick has to be........ "my" joystick
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:22   #131
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You don't have a joystick, you have a gamepad. Freak
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:30   #132
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Sir, you are correct. A gamepad to play videogames with, but a "joystick" to "play" with .

Here's yours:



And here's mine: (big buttons aswell)
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:32   #133
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I'm impressed, I expected you to pull much chavier bints than that chavvy bint
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:41   #134
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back in the "good old days" I loved my Competion Pro. Actually had 3 of them and they were used quite a bit for a lot of Kick Off 2/Sensible Soccer and later Goal! matches. When the last one broke and I didn't feel like repairing it again, I bought 2 Zip Stiks back in 1996. And they were and still are used a lot, even if only for Goal! matches. I think they are quite good, except for one broken Microswitch on each one (which broke pretty soon after I bought the sticks, half a year later or so) I never had any problems with them and they are still going very fine!
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Old 27 February 2007, 15:55   #135
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Never used a zip stick style joystick. Found them horrible to use and you cant really hammer it.

I have always a quickshot II :

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Old 27 February 2007, 16:30   #136
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Hehehe years ago I was thinking exactly the same. But once you get used to the Competition Pro/Zip Stik you don't ever want to use another one again.
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Old 27 February 2007, 16:49   #137
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Hehehe years ago I was thinking exactly the same. But once you get used to the Competition Pro/Zip Stik you don't ever want to use another one again.
I have had in the past:

2 zip sticks
1 bug
1 konix speedking
2 quikshot II

Needless to say I sold the bug for 6, the two zips for 20 and the konic for 8 on Ebay.

I kept the quickshots
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Old 28 February 2007, 00:05   #138
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I had 2 zipsticks that both lasted the entire time I used my amigas, from 1990 through to 1998. Although I did tend towards using a megadrive pad in the later years.
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Old 28 February 2007, 02:07   #139
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Python, only Python. For C-64 and Amiga. Best of the best!!!
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Old 28 February 2007, 07:21   #140
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My favorite one is the Sega XE1-SG style joystick. Looks like the X-arcade
but for amiga and smaller in size. And sorry to be vexating, i have one
competition pro old school, urggglll OMFG, how do you play with that ? feels
i have my "stick" in my hand too rigid to do precision play lol
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