Hey guys, I’d like to preface this post by saying I’ve build a LOT of custom keyboards over the years–that is to say I’d rate myself as fairly proficient at building customs after years of learning, trial and error, and learning from others.
That said, I still have yet figure out one super frustrating issue that randomly plagues me without any seeming pattern or reason. Every once in a while I’ll have a stabilizer (mostly 2u) that encounters enough friction on key presses, to become annoying slow moving.
I recently built a Tengu and for whatever reason, all the stabilizers are super-slow moving to the point that it’s not worth using.
The first obvious go-to reason is warped key caps, and in some cases, swapping them out fixes the issue. But in the case of the Tengu for example, no keycaps, whether they’re GMK, SP, etc. seem to make a difference. I also recently had a similar issue with a Classy TKL build.
Any ideas? I am extremely consistent/conservative with the amount of lube I use (always Krytox 205g0), so it’s not like they’re over lubed. I also tend to be consistent in using Cherry stabilizers but the problem is not exclusive to Cherry. The Classy TKL has Zeal stabilizers.
Would love to see if this happens to other people and see if you’ve figured out how to troubleshoot this!