Hi there!


#1

Hi everyone, I’m Infantius. I’m relatively new in this hobby and I hope I can build my first keyboard soon.


#2

Welcome!

What’s the first keyboard you plan on building? Have anything in your sights just yet?


#3

Hi,
I want to build something similar to the CA66 but I’m not sure yet. Also, I want to use some Kailh Box Navy and the GMK Metropolis.


#4

Welcome to the site!


#5

Thanks!!


#6

Hey, that sounds like a great build, I just want to warn you that Kailh BOX Switches (even retooled) have been reported to crack and stretch keycap stems, especially ABS keycaps like GMK.


#7

I have yet to find a confirmed case of retooled box switches causing damage. One possible report ended up being a case of a vendor selling old stock post retooled production.


#9

Oh, really? And there’re any alternatives to the Box Navy. I really want a switch super clicky.


#10

If you are concerned, there is a non box version of the navy switch that is near identical.


#11

The Speed Navy right? Do you recommend lube them?


#12

Yep!

I never bothered to lube a click bar switch (I only have box versions); I don’t know if the difference would be noticeable over the tactility of the click.


#13

Ok, thank you!!


#14

And thank you all for your responses!!!


#15

Hi,
I’m Matt and I have really been loving the community so far. I rather new to the hobby, but am really eager to build my first custom one day. Just messing around on a gmmk with outemu skies atm. Cheers.


#16

Hi, do you like those switches? How does they feel?


#17

I think they are a big upgrade from the browns I had. I think the springs in the browns were slightly light, so I often accidentally hit keys quite often, but I do that less with the skies. I also like the larger tactile bump for sure. My only gripe is that there seems to be more wobble due to the housing and stem having some play.