Okay, just got some switch pics that might help you guys.
Q. The green ALPs in the Ducky XM are lighter clicky versions of the standard run of the mill WHITE XM switch?
A. Weight is around 55g at a guess, no chance to do a ripometer as I don't have any change laying around but its marginally heavier than browns. They definitely click. Looking at pics of white XMs it seems identical other than a softer spring.
Q. And the White switch on Capslock/Numlock is the normal STIFFER WHITE XM switch?
A. I don't have any experience with White XMs as they've never been a switch I've seen as desirable. The whites on the capslock/numlock are light for the first 3mm of travel to the actuation point, then get very heavy towards the bottom, then very light just before bottoming out. I absolutely hate the whites on this board, they are so mushy.
I want pics too! basically, I want to know if its like those things in the alpsulator (because i want a whole board of those for the lulz). Given what people keep saying about shorter travel than blues, I'm starting to doubt that its quite what I'm looking for.
The actuation point on these is super high, in fact if you press the key and wiggle a little bit you can get it to actuate before the click, this would never happen in normal usage but you can if you really try. Actuation point is much higher than the MX browns I have, and I really like this. The click is what causes the majority of the actuation force though so some people may not like this. It is not a fatiguing keyboard to type on at all, I've typed around 5,000 words today and my fingers are not tired yet.
Without further ado, switch pics!
Not amazing quality but lighting conditions are not ideal and its only a cheap point and shoot.
Stem, spring and leaf -
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Switch mechanism -
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And a pic of the white switch for numlock with LED, I cannot for the life of me open the LED switches, any tips?
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An interesting piece of trivia, if you remove the click leaf the switches feel remarkably like MX browns, almost identical as far as weight, there still feels like there is a tactile bump there (though there shouldn't be), not quite as pronounced as on MX browns though.
If you want to know anything else, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
If anyone wants to know what I think of the board overall, you can find a mini review I did over at the OCN ducky thread.