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Hori Hayabusa Matte 30mm Snap-In Pushbutton (Black)

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  • Product Description

    Hori, makers of the Real Arcade Pro series of Fightsticks, embarked in a bold new direction upon deciding to develop their own joystick lever and pushbutton.  Dubbed "Hayabusa", their first foray into a special brand was met with healthy skepticism, but the lever was embraced by many Sanwa and Seimitsu diehards.

    Their first pushbutton, the Kuro, was a solid initial offering, and paved the way towards their current standard used in nearly all of their Fightsticks - the Hayabusa Matte pushbutton.

    Matte Surface. Low Profile

    Hayabusa button front and back appearanceOne of the biggest distinctions of the Hayabusa is its use of texture.  Unlike most pushbuttons, the Hayabusa sports a matte finish, along with a soft grain texture and rounded edges.  This unique eye-catching appearance allows fingers to more easily travel across the entire button layout. 

    Another aspect of the Hayabusa that is hard to miss: it is low-profile.  Similar to the Seimitsu PS-15 Pushbutton, the Hayabusa's button housing is shorter.  The design effectively shortens the activation distance before switch engagement.  You'll find that it doesn't take much to register an input, often critical where frame-accurate execution is needed.

    Hori reviewed the best features of long respected button designs, and combined them into a stronger and more responsive unit.  Additional benefits include:

    • Increased durability, up to 60% less wear and tear as claimed by Hori.
    • Tighter tolerance, due to reduced space between the plunger and housing/rim.
    • Equal response regardless of where your fingers touch the plunger
    • Softer, yet more responsive and precise due to reduced vibration when pressing down.

    Compatible with FA Silencer with tabs removed

    Silencer Pad Compatible

    Much like the Seimitsu PS-15 series pushbutton, you can install a Silencer Sanwa/Seimitsu 30mm Foam Washer by removing the top and bottom tabs of the foam washer.

    Compatibility with Fightsticks

    Though Hori makes no claim to the Hayabusa's compatibility with other fightsticks, its use of .110 gold connectors and standard 30mm size ensures a likely fit with any existing fightstick or custom whose hole spacing is already designed to accomodate pushbuttons such as Sanwa OBSF or Seimitsu PS-14 series.


    24 vs 30mm

    When processing orders, a frequent mistake we found among new players is choosing the wrong size for action buttons, such as punch and kick.

    Within the fighting game genre, Japanese arcade buttons commonly consist of two diameter sizes: 24 millimeter and 30 milllimeter (mm). In most configurations, 30mm represents your action button.  These are front facing, appearing most prominent on your Fightstick control panel.  Option button, such as "Start", "Select", or more recently "Option", "Touch", or "Share" are usually 24mm.

    UPDATE: Owners of Neo Geo AES Joysticks will need 24mm pushbuttons instead of 30mm (Thanks SRK's DEZALB)

    Below is a visual representation of a common Fightstick control panel.  Throughout this article, we will mark 24mm in green, and 30mm in Orange.

    Common joystick configuration

    Checking the Proper Size

    button-30mm.pngAnother way that players can misinterpret the pushbutton size is by measuring the pushbutton plunger.  Have a look at the diagram at right.

    The plunger - the part that you press down to represent an input - is 25mm or a bit smaller in most 30mm pushbuttons.  Often this leads to the conclusion that one needs a 24mm button and not 30mm.

    Similarly measuring the button rim can lead to confusion, as it is intentionally larger than the button hole it is placed in.  You don't want to use these measurements.  Instead, review the button housing diameter, or the hole the button will be placed in.  You can do this with a caliper - a digital caliper is often quite helpful for this and other arcade-related projects.

    Control Panel Configuration

    Most Fightsticks from MadCatz, Hori, Qanba, and similar will use these two sizes.  How the buttons are used will depend on the model joystick that you own. Over time, we'll provide example configurations for specific popular Fightstick models and arcade cabinets using the color key for 24mm (green) and 30mm (orange).  We'll also expand the key for future models if another size is introduced, and we offer for sale.


    24vs30mm Hitbox Example
    HRAP and Qanba Model Configuration
    MadCatz Model Configuration
    Qanba Q1 and Mayflash/Venom Model Configuration

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Feel amazing

      I used these to replace the buttons on my Qanba Drone (after replacing the stick earlier). They feel nice and "snappier". on May 7th 2020

    2. Excellent Sanwa alternative

      I got these mainly for the looks and texture at first. Didn't think they'd turn into my daily driver over your typical sanwa buttons. They totally did. These little guys are amazing. Feel great on the fingers and feel snappier than stock sanwas while still retaining the quick snap back of sanwa. It's like someone combined Seimitsu and Sanwa buttons and this was born. Good stuff. on Feb 19th 2020

    3. Not a big fan

      I bought these to replace my Kuro buttons on my Hori VLX Premium. While the matte finish feels nice, they just don't compare to Sanwa buttons in every other category. on Jul 28th 2019

    4. Great buttons, tiny problem.

      So, i absolutely love the hayabusa buttons. They are fantastic, but there's one tiny problem. They start to squeak after a lot of use, and i'm not a fan of that. But if that's not something that bothers anyone, i absolutely recommend them because they're fantastic. on Dec 3rd 2018

    5. Feels great

      I replaced the stock Qanba buttons in my Qanba Carbon with these. I was looking for something more low profile and responsive, and I definitely got it. The matte finish, low profile, and cushiony feel of these buttons make them feel amazing on your fingers, too. on Sep 14th 2018

    6. Better than Sanwa Buttons

      One thing the producer description doesn't mention is how light or "fluffy" these buttons feel. It makes all inputs feel really smooth. on Aug 17th 2018

    7. Worth it.

      I play with Sanwas. Tried gamer finger blues and reds, along with various other buttons...I put these at the top. I can slide with them, piano perfectly with them. so responsive. now to see how long they last because this is most definitely a dream come true. Best buttons hands down. on Dec 8th 2017

    8. An upgrade over the competetion’s standard height

      I moved to Japan about 4 years
      I really got into Shmups here
      (95% shmups 5% Capcom fighters)

      I have used Sanwa Seimitsu and Hori in various cabinets from retro to modern.
      I spend a lot of my time in an Egret II
      I don’t have a preference myself, as hardware varies depending omg he game I’m playing. I use what the cab has of course.

      I will say, I think the Street Fighter V and other modern Veiwlix cabs are great. They use the new Hayabusa buttons
      (NOT older Kuro in the stock Kai 4)

      Lower profile the others
      Shorter throw to actuate
      (Matte finish looks modern, not a shiny candy cab like the Egret)


      While unnecessary to some,
      I added silencer pads.
      on Dec 5th 2017

    9. Some of My Favorite Buttons (correction & tip)

      In my previous review on Nov. 4, 2017, I said, "I use silencer foam washers underneath the plungers in my Sanwas, and placing them in the Hayabusas made it feel less responsive." I take it back. Adding the FA silencer foam washers won't decrease responsive ... if you follow my instructions:

      In the item description, if you use the foam washer from FA, simply "removing the top and bottom tabs of the foam washer" will allow it to fit in the button... but not perfectly. With the button installed, the foam washer won't be flush with the floor of the button, which lead to my comment from my previous review. After further tinkering, by trimming off a little more foam from where the top and bottom tabs were, your foam washers will become flush with the floor of the button, thus retaining its responsiveness.

      I hope the above made sense.
      on Nov 8th 2017

    10. Some of My Favorite Buttons

      I've been a Sanwa guy since I started playing on stick 2 years ago, but after buying a Hori RAP N, which include the Hayabusa buttons, I've also become a Hori button fan.

      Good points
      + Very sensitive due to the low profile (doesn't require to push down completely to actuate)
      + Matte surface feels more comfortable to me, especially when I double tap, plink, or piano.
      + They feel almost identical to the Sanwas, but with slightly more tension, As a heavy button presser, this provides me some "cushion," so my fingers don't tire after long play.

      Low points
      + Not many color options like the competition (but I won't take a star away because it's about the performance)
      + I use silencer foam washers underneath the plungers in my Sanwas, and placing them in the Hayabusas made it feel less responsive.
      on Nov 4th 2017

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