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Offline ShePearl

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Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« on: Fri, 15 October 2021, 21:15:21 »
Hi folks,

I successfully bought a Frog TKL yesterday. The DYI kit will arrive within a week. I bought both FR4 and aluminum plates. However, I think I'll be using FR4 if I don't see any specific reason to use aluminum plate.

Currently, all my linear keebs are Tealios V2 and Gateron Ink Black V2. (Also, few Cherry MX Reds and Blacks) I'm a linear lover.

I was thinking perhaps I should try some different linear switch. And since the PCB is soldered version, I don't think I'll be changing switches too often (if at all).

I'll be lubing switches with Krytox 105 and apply Deskeys switch films.

I'd greatly appreciate if you guys can recommend linear switches other than Tealios and Ink Black.

Thanks.

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 15 October 2021, 21:34:13 »
You can try out SP-Star polaris greys, those are kinda nice

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 03:34:33 »
I've decided to try Durock Lavender. :)

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 04:49:05 »
Why switch from something you already love? I just buy Gateron milky top black bottom switches for like 13 cent and spring swap with lube they feel fantastic. I made a mistake wasting so much money on expensive switches especially on expensive linear switches. 
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Offline ShePearl

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 01:07:03 »
Why switch from something you already love? I just buy Gateron milky top black bottom switches for like 13 cent and spring swap with lube they feel fantastic. I made a mistake wasting so much money on expensive switches especially on expensive linear switches.
Nothing major.  Just wanted try something different in linear realm.

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 08:06:33 »
Nothing major.  Just wanted try something different in linear realm.

I don't know how much difference once can find in the linear realm. It seems to me most linear switches basically try to achieve the same feeling, with some doing better at it (smooth, tight) and some worse (scratchy and/or excessive stem wobble). Though I guess bottom-out feeling and spring type still leaves some room for variety.

I've been very impressed with the Ajazz/Huano Banana (tactile) switch. Its linear cousin, the Kiwi, has recently come out. Like the banana, it has a very long (21.5mm) spring, which might make it feel a bit different. Or you could try a silenced linear for a softer bottom out. The silent Alpaca is the smoothest I've personally tried.

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 22 October 2021, 12:44:29 »
Why not try a Frog linear on a Frog TKL?



https://www.ashkeebs.com/product/momoka-frog-linear-switches/

They are actually quite smooth and nice out-of-box.

Although TBH, Durock Lavender is probably great. Mid-weight 65 G linears are often great. I like Mauves and the SP Star midweight linears. SP Star Nana was incredible, although I am biased towards nylon housings [even though they are less smooth].

Volny is right about banana. It's a memorable tactile, if nothing else. Very snappy, not an MX Brown, but still light. Bad stock sound, though.

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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 26 November 2021, 07:06:25 »
So what did you get for your Frog?

I'm thinking Black Inks v2
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Re: Linear switch recommendations for Geon Frog TKL ?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 26 November 2021, 22:16:11 »
Frog linears went to half-price on some websites today.