Phreakmods posted a preview of their upcoming product, “The Link”, and it looks intensely useful.
“The Link is a new JLF shaft design that is purposed to allow easy storage for all kinds of players. The casual players looking to save a little space, and for traveling tournament players who need every inch when cramming into a full car.
The new design is a two piece steel construction. It’s currently in the prototype stage but what you see here is a good view of the final product. When in place, the Link is identical in height, allowing for you to drop it right into your current arcade stick that has a Sanwa JLF and feel no difference. The diameter of the center collar is perfect size so that you can keep your current dust washer, however the shaft cover will have to go!”
Basically, this lets you take the stick and top off of at any time without opening the cabinet, making the entire stick lay much flatter for storage when traveling. You can check out Phreakmods’ booth at UFGT7 this weekend in Chicago, IL, and check the thread for more information.