I’ve got some of these coming at some point, but I’ve been poking around looking for information about them. The main curiosity is that spring with the center coil; I’m not sure if it might impart any interesting qualities or not but the switches do seem to have a nice plocky sound. (Thanks to the creator of the video above; I can’t understand the commentary but find the demonstration useful.)
According to this graphic, these have a “mute bottom” which I took to mean these were in TTC’s silent family - but they don’t sound quite like that from the video, so I’m not quite sure what these are supposed to be. I was pretty surprised by how much I liked the TTC’s on the little tester I got - and since then Gold Brown V3’s have been all but unobtanium - so I jumped on these while I’m waiting for those. (They’re currently stuck in a Sisyphean cycle of ever-receeding ship-dates…)
Weird springs - so hot right now
This is a completely different weird spring, from an NK Kangaroo. …almost immodest, isn’t it?
Anyway. I’ve been having fun with springs, the weirder the better - so I’m definitively looking forward to fiddling around with these “double” ones. I’m curious to see where they fit-in with spring styles like short / fast, long / slow, progressive, complex, etc…
Comparing it with this one which stops like a wall, I wonder if that steep incline on the top one around 3.4mm is the “mute bottom” and I wonder if that comes from that extra coil in the spring. The two graphs aren’t the same style so who knows how much interpretation is going on in there, but I can tell you that the Gold Pinks do in fact bottom-out like placing a rock on a glass table, with an abrupt “clink”.
Just speculating, but one or two combinations I’ve tried had a sort of “cushion” at the last little bit of travel, presumably the spring coils becoming compressed enough to touch and just start to bunch - I’m wondering if that effect is being reproduced intentionally here.
I’ll let you guys know what they’re like when I get my hands on some - but in the mean time, what do you think?