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JLF GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Plate Insert

$2.95 (USD)
0.08 Ounces
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  • Product Description

    Please note: You do not need to purchase a separate restrictor gate for this insert. It is designed to work with your Sanwa JLF's existing GT-8F gate. It is not compatible with the Sanwa JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK Silent Microswitch Joystick, as the restrictor plate does not allow swapping an insert.  You may try purchasing a GT-8F plate for that model however.

    The Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Restrictor Plate is one of our most popular products.  Players love the smoother, circular  motions that this product offered.  The actual clear plastic gates themselves, however, are already installed in most Sanwa JLF series joysticks as the Sanwa GT-8F 4/8-Way Restrictor Plate

    Every Sanwa JLF-series Joystick, including Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick or Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-SK Joystick (No Plate Installed) comes with the Sanwa GT-8F restrictor plate.  This clear plastic plate houses a square-shaped insert that allows for up, down, left, right and diagonal movement.  While effective, it doesn't feel as natural when attempting to perform quarter-circle, half-circle, or full-circle (360-degree) motions.  These motions are common in most fighting games, which a square gate cannot reproduce easily.  The translucent yellow insert, which contains the octagonal guide, is the most important part.  If you already own the GT-8F restrictor plate on every Sanwa JLF, buying another just for the GT-Y insert seems like a wasted purchase.

    The clear GT-Y insert we offer is molded with the exact same specifications as the yellow insert available in the official Sanwa GT-Y, and works just as well.  Hadoken, Shoryuken and Spinning Piledriver attacks are fluid and easy to perform.  

    A fantastic deal!

    Now, with Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick or Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-SK Joystick (No Plate Installed) purchase, you can option bundle the GT-Y insert for just 45 cents!

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Does the job.

      Easily pops in original Sanwa gate.. Definitely recommend. on Mar 11th 2020

    2. Good product just not for me

      It is what it says it is it's just not for me I guess. Have a much easier time with the square gate over the octagonal gate. Personal preference obviously. To each their own. on Jan 31st 2020

    3. Sanwa JLF octogate insert

      You can use this to replace the current insert in a Sanwa JLF restrictor gate. I prefer octogate to square so I buy a lot of these on Dec 9th 2019

    4. perfec fit / ajuste perfecto

      The best way for obtain octo gate saving some bucks, fits perfect in the square gate container also is compatible with some others japanese joysticks with little modifications. I usually order 10 pieces each week for my custom projects on Nov 16th 2019

    5. Suprisingly Transformative For Such A Small Piece Of Plastic

      I had difficulty using the default gate for my Razer Panthera EVO, so I went looking for an alternative. Full octagonal gates were sold out here at the time, so I ordered what appeared to be a part from the middle of a full JLF gate assembly.

      After getting my package almost a week early and looking at a tutorial video, I managed to install it with little trouble, and my stick felt more comfortable to use almost immediately. QCFs and 360s feel way easier, with the unexpected side effect of making diagonal inputs kinda fuzzy and uncertain, but compared to how it was before, I'll learn to play around it.

      Cheap, easy to install, and it can greatly alter the feeling of your peripherals in a positive way. It's worth trying if you're curious.
      on Oct 16th 2019

    6. Great for some

      After trying a few weeks of the square plate, I was curious to try out octagonal to see if things would feel more precise as people say they do. I tried this one for about two weeks. Initially, I felt like my inputs were more precise and smoother due to the roundness of the plate. However, the more I used it, the more input errors I was making due to the edges being smaller, primarily on the angles(df,db,uf,ub). After reinstalling the square plate, my inputs felt immediately precise again. This was weird to me because I play King in Tekken 7 and he has a lot of quarter and half circle motions in his moves, and they say octagon is better for these kinds of characters. After practicing for a little while more on square, though, I can get his QC and HC moves more consistently now. Overall, there was nothing inherently wrong with octagon and I can see why some people like it. It just wasn’t for me, but I do recommend anyone who is curious try it out. I wouldn’t know what I know now about my preferences had I not tried it out at all. on Jul 13th 2019

    7. Square What?

      Your standard JLF plate is a convertible! If you don't have one of these, get it! Watch the videos here too, they help make that install a breeze. Feel the difference two bucks makes with your JLF!
      on May 4th 2018

    8. Best purchase EVER!

      Going from a square gate to a octagon gate has been the greatest decision. Easy install, as well!! on Apr 30th 2018

    9. works perfect!

      TBH, i don't push my sticks actuator to the edges of any gate i play.

      when i hear the click of the joystick switch, and from years of playing, i know what direction i'm pushing.

      square or octo, makes no difference to me.

      but, these were cheap enough of an add-on, it was a no brainer.
      i know other folks who play prefer an octo, it is the standard for SF play, so installed em :)
      on Apr 29th 2018

    10. As someone who couldn't adjust to square gate..

      This gate was absolutely perfect, it was easy to feel every direction that I needed to feel, even the corners. on Dec 19th 2017

  • Product Videos

    • How to swap Sanwa restrictor gate inserts
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    How to swap Sanwa restrictor gate inserts

    Buy inserts here: Circular: Octagonal: If you've ever wanted to modify your Sanwa joystick with a different restrictor gate, these inserts are for you. For as little as 95 inserts with the purchase of a joystick, brings a new Sanwa JLF octagonal restrictor and See how to swap out the inserts, pluss see how the focusattack insert compares to the real deal.
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