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« on: 11-27-2011, 14:30 »
Been using this Positive Gaming Impact Dance Pad for several months:



Now it mysteriously broke, oddly. (Down arrow only reacting while both left and right arrow buttons are NOT pressed down)
Disassembling and messing with the chipset resulted in failure. Need new dance pad now and don't know what to take.
Those stainless steel ones are out of the price range for me.

Some pros/cons about the one from Positive Gaming:
  • Pros:
    • Good quality and durability at low price (30€).
    • Fast reaction.
    • Easy installation.
    • Safe grip while playing. (socks)
  • Cons:
    • Could be larger for me. (I'm TALL)
    • Button reaction area too large. Put one foot in the middle and hit up and down button at the same time.
    • Slides over the floor from several moves. (Carpet here)
    • Sometimes won't hook up to the game and does not react. Game restart required.
    • Slightly uneven surface at corners which is sometimes irritating.
    • Needs to be stored in garage for one week after unpacking because of horribly disturbing chemical odors.

If anyone can make a good suggestion for a promising successor to death from above I'd be thankful.

Review your dance pads also.
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« Reply #1 on: 11-27-2011, 23:35 »
Sock is tall and owns a Cobalt Flux, and it's quite a dreamer - quite near arcade performance.  I'm tall and I've owned a Red Octane ignition, and it works okay, but has a little more give than I would like.  One of the buttons died after about 6 months of play for me.  There's a couple of places out there that have these dense foam pads that are excellent and remarkably cheap.  My friend has one and paid like $60 for it.  I think this is what they have: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Revolution-DDRgame-Density-Carrying-Playstation/dp/B000IBVBMC

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« Reply #2 on: 11-28-2011, 07:29 »
Cobalt Flux = http://www.amazon.com/Cobalt-Flux-Residential-PS2-Wii-PC/dp/B003JV1O4I/ref=sr_1_13?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1322481632&sr=1-13 ?
The few reviews confirm it's supposedly good. There are people claiming durability over 6 years despite daily use. Might be worth the extra digit. Seems like it is not being manufactured anymore. (?)
Apparantly still available here: http://www.discountddrpads.com/cobalt-flux-home-dance-p-2446.html?osCsid=faf6c56f5ed00316d76d0c093020f85d
Now are they selling the real thing is the question. Also should expect A LOT from 300 bucks. The €-price is 330. Lawl.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-28-2011, 23:37 »
They are quite impressive.  But yeah, the dense foam pads are pretty amazing for the money.  They have an almost nicer feel than arcade - your feet spring back from them as you step.  The benefit of having metal pads = playing with shoes on, which I'm very fond of.  Oh, and the bar thing, but if you're Santotsuga, you don't need a bar, just an arm chair to pull off those 14s. :)

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« Reply #4 on: 11-29-2011, 13:06 »
I'd like to stay no-bar, for maximum challenge, exhaustion and blood pressure. Oh wait the third one is plain unhealthy; nevermind.
Bought a crappy 10€ one just to give myself a lecture on why higher price is justified. (12 months guarantee, but you need to pay
the return fee, TO HONG KONG (= you won't want to return it))
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« Reply #5 on: 11-30-2011, 01:24 »
I have a RedOctane dense foam version in my closet that I was given for Christmas one year, and it worked really well actually. The only drawback I saw in it was that it still slid around on the carpet more than I wanted. My Cobalt is really amazing, but I basically bought it 3 months before I stopped playing DDR on the pad. It just sits next to my bookshelf now, looking somewhat dusty. I got the arcade panel mod for it too but I disliked how the buttons responded after that, so I removed the mod. Otherwise, it was extremely functional and hardly ever shifted but maybe 1-3 inches.

The cobalt also weighs a ton. Close to 50 lbs if I remember correctly. It is also not very transportable.

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« Reply #6 on: 11-30-2011, 13:13 »
I decided to stop playing on pad as soon as I can AA Vanessa from Anarchy III on Heavy. Simply dead exhausted 10 seconds into the 12th notes.
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« Reply #7 on: 12-01-2011, 12:11 »
Why stop at that point?  Or would you have enough stamina to start doing other things, like climbing buildings?

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« Reply #8 on: 12-01-2011, 12:44 »
Because I won't ever reach that point. :p
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« Reply #9 on: 12-05-2011, 12:47 »
By default, then, you will always be playing DDR? :D

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« Reply #10 on: 12-05-2011, 20:10 »
That's the implication :)

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« Reply #11 on: 12-06-2011, 07:54 »
For as long as these legs can carry and ktern continues the Anarchy series. :p

On another note, air-shipment from Hong Kong is taking forever. :<
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« Reply #12 on: 12-07-2011, 11:37 »
Air delivery by ⑨ - she gets tired every once in a while. :)

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« Reply #13 on: 12-08-2011, 14:58 »
I'm no good with Touhou jokes because I suck at bullet hell games (despite finding them awesome).
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« Reply #14 on: 12-09-2011, 15:14 »
That's okay.  I probably would have said Miku if she had wings.  :D  I think delivery by Yukari would be the best, since it's instantaneous.  Then again, she's lazy...

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« Reply #15 on: 12-10-2011, 13:56 »
There are PVs with winged Mikus though. :p
Shit's still not arriving. I'll start to get fat from all these Christmas cookies.
That reminds me: Christmas Miku! :D
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« Reply #16 on: 12-13-2011, 18:09 »
Korisumiku!  I wonder how I can make Misha-claus. :3

And I know well about the Christmas cookie cutter hole.  It sucks you in and I'm like "my pants and heart hurt."

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« Reply #17 on: 12-15-2011, 15:17 »
Bought another Impact Dance Pad because somehow it's the only decent pad than can be bought without either ridiculous risks or transportation fees. Believe the company is from Sweden, which isn't too far away.
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« Reply #18 on: 12-15-2011, 21:31 »
So did HK deliver badly?  Yay for new dancing styling!

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« Reply #19 on: 12-19-2011, 18:00 »
It's just 10 bucks. I won't panically run after them, since this is first time internet delivery fails maximum.

On another note, it's ridiculous how quickly DDR improves stamina.
Boss on Parade -> D.
2 days later.
Boss on Parade -> A.
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« Reply #20 on: 12-28-2011, 10:33 »
Nice!

Also, merry after Christmas!  How was Santa this year?

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« Reply #21 on: 12-28-2011, 13:36 »
Merry post-Christmas to you, too!

More utility gifts than fun gifts. New bed/mattress and moderate moneys. There have been grander Christmases but this is part of growing up. ☆⌒(>。≪)

I gifted Cats Cats.
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« Reply #22 on: 12-29-2011, 23:41 »
I got a bathrobe and Skyward Sword.  Some other clothes too.  Fun times.

HOW ARE YOU JELLICLES.  ALL YOUR MEMORIES ARE BELONG TO US.  YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE MAKE YOUR NINE LIVES.  NYAN! NYAN! NYAN!

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« Reply #23 on: 12-30-2011, 16:13 »
Got mail from customs duty that there is SOMETHING wrong with the dance pad package. (It actually came)
Now I gotta go there to find out what's wrong.

Also: That awkward moment you realize stepcharts you thought were only keyboardable are paddable.
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« Reply #24 on: 12-31-2011, 15:38 »
Tons of them are, yes :)

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« Reply #25 on: 12-31-2011, 22:45 »
Realize they're paaddable != Actually do opad them.
sorry i am drunlken.
HAPPy NEW YEAR..
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« Reply #26 on: 01-02-2012, 20:50 »
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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« Reply #27 on: 01-02-2012, 20:58 »
Bought new router because this "Speedport" thing is buggy and messes up connection randomly.

Customs duty guys want to see bill for professionally packaged Hong Kong dance pad.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-03-2012, 21:38 »
Professionally packaged + Hong Kong?  Not that I'm knocking the area, but they expect too much.

I need a new router too - if I push more than 50 mb over it, it resets and takes about 1.5 minutes to reset.

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« Reply #29 on: 01-03-2012, 21:46 »
I need a new heatsink/fan for my processor. My fan is causing very loud noises, and I know it's not the bearing because I oiled it the other day. I suppose when refund check hits, it's time to purchase new equipments.