Deadpool ~ aka Gazzew-ron Pro
- Boba top housing
- Gateron KS-3 bottom
- Kailh Pro Burgundy stem
- “Speed” linear; short travel & actuation
- Great “tak-tak” bottom-out sound
- Super stable and free of harshness
A tight, smooth, speedy linear with a distinctive look and sound.
Credit goes to to u/slowshi on reddit for this recipe; you can see their original post with notes and typing test here.
I’ll also note this recipe is very similar to @donpark’s Red Tap Dancer, trading the already great Mauve top for the softer, lighter, and tighter Gazzew Boba top.
Note: Slowshi’s original recipe calls for a 55g Durock spring or something lighter, but that was a little too light for me, so I decided to go for the Gateron Yellow spring I had leftover from harvesting the KS-3 bottom housing.
Using a black-housing Gateron Yellow as a baseline for comparison, the Deadpool obviously has a shorter travel, but is also notably more smooth, stable, and aurally distinct.
For me, this one’s all about the sound, and I really like it.
Compared to some other switches that bottom-out on a long center post, this one has a much less harsh impact and no associated rattle that I could hear. I think they sound a lot better than my Red Burgundys, for example.
The KS-3 and Boba housings are both a lot softer than, say, any part of a Panda housing - and I think this does a lot to mitigate those high-frequency vibrations while allowing the rest of the unique sound-profile through.