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Crown CWL-309MJ-KMS-ST25 Joystick

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  • Product Description

    Important Note

    It is recommended that you add the .187 to 5-pin Conversion Harness to your order if are installing into a Japanese Fightstick or model that instead uses a 5-pin connector rather than .187" terminals. You can save $1.25 when you option bundle with this product. Partial assembly is required; install joystick lever through body, push actuator into bottom of lever stem, and push up against the internal spring to connect the e-clip.  Use needle nose-pliers to fasten the e-clip to the bottom of the joystick lever, pushing it into the lever's bottom groove.


    Crown has released several Korean style models within the 300 numbered series, such as the 303-FK, CWL-307-FJ, and now the 309MJ. In this iteration, Crown carefully reviewed feedback from diehard Tekken players, and eschewed select characteristics from earlier models to recreate the feel of a Fanta.  Much like the FK and FJ models, the 309MJ ensures installation in popular Japanese style Fightsticks such as the Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TE2+ PS4/PS3/PC or Qanba Obsidian PS3/PS4/PC Fightstick.

    Low Profile Collar

    Comparison (photo by hibal.tistory.com)

    The 303-N main characteristic is longer travel distance, while the 307's larger actuator shortened dead zones. The 309MJ-JMS-ST25 is Crown's closest attempt to mimic the popular Myoungshin Fanta Joystick, narrowing the throw distance and a smaller, durable 16.5mm acetal (acetic anhydride + formaldehyde) plastic actuator.

    One of the most prominent feedback from players when trying the earlier model 303-FK and 307-FJ is accuracy issues that arose from lack of a collar.  Crown decided to incorporate a 6mm low-profile collar that offered the best of both worlds.  The short collar allows you to install the lever into Japanese style Fightsticks or cabinets (which often come with s-plate mount points), yet it maintains the accuracy that came with use of the collar.

    You can see comparison shots at Hibal.tistory.comnew-window-icon.png

    Silicone rubber grommetThe Difference in Silicone

    The ST variant uses a white silicone rubber tension system with a shore A rating of 25.  This is indeed lighter than the 55 shore A rating in the 307 series.  Tests conducted at Hibal, however, show that the silicone is slightly thicker in the 309.  Executing command input are easier, while returning to neutral is a bit tougher from the reduced tension.

    Still, the benefits of the rubber tension is a faster return to neutral, which is perfect for 3D based games such as Tekken in which wavedashing and consistent movement is required.  The CWL-309MJ-JMS-ST25 continues to share the same characteristics as other Fanta joysticks, with smooth, cornerless control for QCB, QCF (quarter-circle back/forward) HCB, HBC (half-circle back/forward) and full 360 motions.

    Korean Gersung GSM-V1623A3 Microswitches

    The CWL-309Helpme-K-KMS-ST35 currently uses a Gersung GSM-V1623A3 .187" Long Straight Hinge Lever Microswitch.  Like the 303 and 307 models, each microswitch can be removed from the joystick and replaced by another.  This opens up potential for customizing the switch sensitivity and performance.  The body of the CWL-309FJ-JMS-ST encloses the microswitches, offering a tighter form factor than the 303-FK. 

    CWL-309MJ-JMS-ST25 Similarities and Differences 

    The bottom construction of the CWL-309-HelpmeK-ST35 joystick lever matches that of the 303-FK though colored black.  The microswitches are positioned closer to the actuator than the 307, and are not embedded into the housing as the 307.

    Thanks to IplayWinner.com for a detailed overview of the Crown 309 models. new-window-icon.png Thanks to SRK's Agieze for further information regarding collar height and actuator plastic material. new-window-icon.png

     

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    1. Even works on Anime games

      Works really well with anime fighter due to the freedom of a gate. The grommets are soft for anime fighters which makes it very comfortable. on Dec 2nd 2019

    2. My first K lever

      This is a great way to get introduced to K levers. Been using mine for over two years and was able to learn more about the stick and tuning it the way that works for me. on Dec 2nd 2019

    3. Good smooth movement. Would have preferred slightly wider diagonals

      The lever moved very smoothly as I wanted. If it was slightly more sensitive when inputting down and diagonals it would have been better. on Nov 22nd 2019

    4. Simply the best

      My first korean lever and couldn’t be more satisfied..highly recommended lever on Nov 13th 2019

    5. Favorite K stick

      Nuff said. If you like Tekken, do yourself a favor and get this lever on Sep 4th 2019

    6. Best Stick

      Absolutely Perfect for Tekken on Sep 1st 2019

    7. Great Stick

      I would say get medium tension for best feel. Also that this with its low collar can fit in my madcatz te round 1 but you have to bend connectors. on Aug 15th 2019

    8. An Amazing Korean Lever

      I have tried and own several Korean levers including the Golden Lever. For the price, the Crown 309MJ is hands down the best Korean lever money can buy. If you are a Tekken player, it's great for wavedashing, KBD, and all movement in general. Also, the 309MJ works well with 2D fighters.

      The build quality is fantastic and the lever can be installed in many arcade/fight sticks out on the market.
      on Aug 10th 2019

    9. Crown Joystick

      I used this to replace my sanwa on my qanba stick. I like how it returns to neutral faster and it feels much more comfortable. on Aug 5th 2019

    10. Throw your JLF in the trash can

      Korean style, even the euro IL is vastly superior to the JLF, that is if you like and need diagonals. 309 mj with 35 grommet works great. on Jun 15th 2019

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    IPW Fight Tech: Crown 309 Helpme, CWL-309MJ, & IST FLF-ST levers video review

    I bought and tried three Korean arcade stick levers! Two of them are from Crown (Samducksa) with help from popular Tekken player Helpme. The other lever is from IST, creators of the Makestick Pro arcade stick case, more in line with selling levers than making them. Whether you are veteran of Korean levers or looking to try it for the first time, check out the video and read the written portion found below too. Order links for these levers can also be found below! ------------- FULL REVIEW: http://iplaywinner.com/news/2016/11/1/review-crown-309-helpme-309mj-and-ist-flf-st-korean-arcade-s.html CROWN 309 HELPME LEVER: - http://bit.ly/2gm6K8S CROWN CWL-309MJ LEVER: - http://bit.ly/2gNs8Hq IST FLF-ST LEVER: - http://bit.ly/2fqgxOh .185 TO 5-PIN CONVERSION HARNESSES: - http://bit.ly/2gAxpz9 (Makestick) - http://bit.ly/2gxhWyA (Paradise Arcade Shop) - http://bit.ly/2gwIh3y (Focus Attack) .185 QUICK DISCONNECT WIRES: - http://bit.ly/2gNypTq (Paradise Arcade Shop) - http://bit.ly/2gNs0YL (Focus Attack) CROWN SILICONE GROMMETS: - http://bit.ly/2gm9V0r MAKESTICK WEBSTORE: - http://makestick.com/us/ ------------- IPW TESTS: CROWN CWJ-303FK KOREAN JOYSTICK LEVER: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og-ADN8yOYM NICEGAMETV'S VIDEO ON GEONDAE NET ARENA (철권7 FR 제 2회 매장대항전 매장 소개 - 건대 넷아레나): - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyhS6quJu9A ADDITIONAL CROWN 309 & 309MJ DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwsgK_uQcbg (309) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zaf0IUY_jLo (309) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxP6uvac58g (309MJ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYMbDUnlFgk (309MJ) ------------- CREDITS: Carlo Dela Cruz/The Phantomnaut - Director, producer MUSIC: Rukunetsu - TOUCH AND GO T7 [2016] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M16-_x3j--I) *Original composition for Tekken 4 by Satoru Kosaki DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/rukunetsu/2016-touch-and-go-t7 -------------- web: http://www.iplaywinner.com twitter: http://www.twitter.com/iplaywinner facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iplaywinner
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