Kinesis foot pedals are very heavy duty and effective. I have a triple. Then again, food switches are incredibly simple devices (remember, it's just a contact switch). You can use almost any foot switch, doesn't need to be the Kinesis "brand". I set it up for various functions, even some with remapping. I understand about not wanting to use the elastomeric F row, that's why several of us have modified the Kinesis to have Cherry switches in those locations.