You can see the Interest Check thread for more details, and feel free to post here with any questions! Thanks to everyone who supported the IC and gave me encouragement to go out on a limb and offer Veracity Steel on this design as well. I didn’t get a prototype of the Heavy-9 in Veracity, so I don’t have any photos to show of that, but here’s what the same finish looks like on the forthcoming Heavy Grail.
I dug up a Reddit discussion from 3 years ago, that (somewhat inconclusively) indicates only a single “white” color, which looks a lot more beige than photos on MK.com. If indeed there is a single white color - it sure does look spiffy against the K2 finish
In person, I’d say that my set does look a bit more cream-colored than in my product shots, but the photo on MK looks positively beige, which I think is inaccurate—unless they have some kind of special edition.
I’d say that this article and its images/video represent the color pretty well:
I’m missing the requisite FC980C - does anyone know when they will be readily available again? There appears to be zero stock globally.
Regardless, I’m in - just slightly nervous about sourcing the donor:)
I have been eagerly awaiting this! In for one and excited to give the acoustic dampening pad a shot. Any idea how the merino wool compares to sorbothane? I have a .188 inch pad (30 duro) in with my Heavy 6 and quite enjoy it.
I can’t really quantify it, but on the Norbaforce I felt that the wool sounded nicer (more sound-absorbent) than the Sorbothane. It’s also a bit less expensive than custom die-cut Sorbothane, so it seemed an easy choice. In any case, Sorbothane is really intended as a vibration-dampening material; dense tangled fibers (and foams) like wool are much more commonly used in acoustic dampening among people who have a reason to know what they’re doing. I don’t really personally know a lot about acoustics though; it’s something I’ve been planning to study more closely soon.
Best domes ever. Think of them as Topre pseudo-linears. Feel is closest to an MX Red Silent, in my view, but with that special Topre thock added in. I’m frankly astonished that they’re being sold in a board for the US market. They’re usually really hard to track down and have to be harvested from JIS boards.