@ajoflo do you know if these switches have the new v2 moulds that jwk are using? Moreover, do you know if the description of “custom linear” refers to the use of the H1 moulds? I thought those were only for the H1s? The price seems really good considering they also come with switch films.
Molds aside, I wager these will replicate H1’s stem and housing material, but the verdict is still out on the leaf springs. That’s what I’m looking forward to test the most. Stock H1 springs are buttery heavy, but sort of generic none the less.
got these in the mail today. Nice linear switch. I find the spring very comfortably weighted. Not too light and not too heavy. They sound nice. Nothing too high pitched or rattly. Stragely enough, I don’t see a need to film them, even though films were included in the purchase. At least not from the test I did in my M-60A. Perhaps in boards with traditional 1.4mm plates the tops would move more?
There is a hint of friction in the stroke… similar to a gateron switch. However, I find these stock switches to certainly be many steps above something like a KS-8.
Not much else to say. They’re nice. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them stock. I’m sure they would sound top notch with some 205g0. (please note that we are in a global pandemic and I find myself much less picky about switches and such in the past few months. Take all this with a grain of salt)
After placing a lubed SW in a D60 full of lubed tangies, I found that it feels slightly less smooth than the tangerine, but is pretty close. In the sound category, they sound exactly like the tangies, so I guess if you’re looking for a tangies substitute, these would be the way to go.
In the 60 I tested, I found these don’t need films. If that’s the case with all of them, that is a huge bonus. Also, the fact that the factory lube (although thin oil) makes them acceptably smooth stock… These are probably the best overall value JWK linear on the market.