Cherry Profile Interference with Southfacing Switches
I’ve recently come across a Geekark BOW R2 set and was slightly disappointed with how inconsistent some of the cap stems are expecting they should be a step up from cheaper brands. I’m aware that the R2 molds (including the R1 accent kit with R2 molds) suffer from this problem, particularly the modifiers and longer keys. I have the accent kits, and they do indeed look crooked if you look at them from the top down.
I bought an R1 BOW set aftermarket just to compare. I intend to keep the better one after I do a comparison soon. But I do like how whiter R2 is compared to R1 at the moment. I’ll share any findings I’ll find at the thread.
It seems that there aren’t much discussions with cherry sets having interference for south-facing switches so this could be a start. While I could do away with aesthetically crooked keycaps, my R2 set sounds really inconsistent to the point where I’d prefer another cheaper but more even sounding set.
This video (start at 3:30) briefly explains interference between different sets on the Ikki68, particularly Geekark BOW across three different switches. I found this to be true also with my R2 and two JWK linears – oddly enough, there wasn’t much interference for my pro milky yellows, however.
Another set that I was reading about were ePBT ABS WoB sets. According to the top comment here, the set allegedly has shorter stems causing interference. I have no way to verify this at the moment and would like to ask anyone if this is indeed true.
In any case however, aside from using long-pole-stemmed switches, are there any fixes readily availble for these inconsistencies? I’ve recently started putting tape on the top of the switch stem for tightness and added height and so far it’s been working fairly okay. I’m open to other suggestions as I still want to keep my R2 for the mean time. But moving forward, this is something I’d heavily consider when looking at new sets.