"Kinu" in Japanese means "silk" - an appropriate name for this KDiT's latest offering given it novel appearance. However, it's the feel that is most enticing.
A Lovely Matte Color. Silky Smooth to Touch. Extra Grip
As a 35mm balltop with a M6 threading, the Kinu is compatible with most Sanwa and Seimitsu joystick shafts, along with Hori Hayabusa and DX flavors of Crown/Samducksa. A soft, grippy resin gives the feeling of rubber, without the concerns of allergic reactions caused by latex or natural rubber. The matte coating helps to diffuse light evenly across its surface, and contributes to its tactile appeal.
I don't know why matte finish balltops aren't the standard. The way I hold the stick definitely is improved by this less slick surface, plus it just looks nicer.Unknown
Dec 15th 2021
Perfect swap from the slippery metal ball that came with my Qanba Dragon
This thing is a worthwhile upgrade. It is just enough grip without being to grippy.Unknown
Feb 2nd 2021
It's a nice balltop
I like the matte finish, it's smooth and gives added grip. I was originally worried the rubber texture was not going to allow my hand to smoothly slide across it but that's not an issue. The only complaint is how easily the surface can be scratched.SENTAR
Sep 24th 2020
It just feels so good.
This isn't a complicated product, it's a ball top.
That said, I love it. The texture on it adds to the experience of using it, I prefer it to both the usual plastic ball top and the aluminum ones.oilypenguin
Sep 10th 2020