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[IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 11:38:58 »
IC Form: https://forms.gle/E9UdvwfcGjxJ7e1s7

Top Clack's first impression: https://topclack.com/textclack/2019/10/26/thic-thock-marhsmallow-switches-first-impressions-by-quakemz



Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch

Marshmallow will be a linear switch that comes with delicious color combo that resembles, well, marshmallow. We offer this marvelous switches with incredibly bouncy and cushiony progressive spring from Thic Thock MP Series to enhance the typing experience as well as muting the ping sound that can be often found in many switches with their stock springs. Marshmallow itself is smooth enough that some of the private testers had given feedback that even without lubrication, it is still smooth enough to be used right away. (We are planning to send more samples out to different influencers for further reviews)

Just in case someone is interested in this, Durock is not affiliated with the manufacture or production of Marshmallow. We invest onto our own factory for creating the switch from molding to leafs and legs.

MOQ for Marshmallow will be 10,000.
GB starting date estimated to be early November
Price: temporary - 4.8 per 10 pcs; order of a minimum of 100 pcs
Site: Thic Thock

Properties:
Material: Custom Nylon housing with POM stem
Spring: Thic Thock MP Series 68g - Color TBD
Nature: Linear
Feature: Smooth Criminal
Color Reference:


Porn Pictures:
(Final product will have thicthock branded on the top housing, these are samples)





Updates:
31-10
Sorry for the dead silence in here for a really long time. Though, I've been working hard to make this happen as soon as possible! There are lots of questions surrounding the group buy, with the upcoming BIG update, I believe most of the concerns and questions will be dispersed. Some great news are also inbound to the next update, if not the next next update - which I believe would be great additions to the community.
Some teasers for the goodies
- Collabs
- Possible Vendor announcement
- FAQ

Join our social network channels for updates!
Discord: https://discord.gg/5kCVk9q (for the quickest updates!)
Site: https://thicthock.com
Instagram: thicthock
« Last Edit: Thu, 31 October 2019, 05:31:58 by senryo »



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 11:41:18 »
These look so adorable, can't wait for them. (*´ω`*)


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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 11:41:31 »
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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:01:23 »
interested

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:05:26 »
very cute! looking forward to eventually trying some of these out!

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:11:55 »
State of the art!

I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:13:56 »
Cute.
super interested to see on how they feel!

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:26:09 »
Lovely.

Will get a ton.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:27:42 »
Need to get my hands on these for lubing science.
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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:40:47 »
Oh boy, I'm a simple man. I see pink switches I buy them.

Can you give us more insight into which will be the manufacturer of these switches, or how do they compare to more known linears, say, Gateron Yellows, Retooled Blacks, Tealios, and so on?

Also, a force curve of the said new springs would be a good thing? How does the "cushioned" feel you say is implemented?
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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:42:44 »
I'll buy some of these with my thic thock panda refund

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 12:56:04 »
Marshmallow theme but it’s not silent?

(Pls us silent bois are starving)

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 13:10:29 »
Oh boy, I'm a simple man. I see pink switches I buy them.

Can you give us more insight into which will be the manufacturer of these switches, or how do they compare to more known linears, say, Gateron Yellows, Retooled Blacks, Tealios, and so on?

Also, a force curve of the said new springs would be a good thing? How does the "cushioned" feel you say is implemented?

Comparison of other linears will be done with influencers who will be receiving the samples; it'd be fair for them to review it other than us doing that.
We have not publicly announced this yet, but here you go - we authorize Punchy as one of our sales channels, which means Punchy spring is essentially our spring. That said, there is an old article, written by a community member that can be used as a reference for the spring - https://www.keebtalk.com/t/punchy-springs/5251
Though, please note that we have revised the spring and the weight tolerance is much more slimmer and the material used for the spring is more premium (as in it was originally sourced from Korea, it is now from Japan)



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 13:44:06 »
Always down for some pink switches uwu

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 13:52:47 »
Interested in seeing the switch pins and overall dimensions in comparison to other switches out there.

I have issues with some custom Gateron switches being a bit larger than original Cherry spec.  Similarly, the YOK and NK cream switches are just too large and are a pain to get into switch plates that are cut precisely to spec.

Also, what do the pins look like?  A lot of new switches being made have thin pins.  It's fine for soldering, but I often find these thin pins cause switches to chatter and/or not register in Kailh hot-swap sockets that have been broken in by a few switch swaps.

Just need more detail.  The color is great.
« Last Edit: Sun, 13 October 2019, 13:54:21 by pixelpusher »

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 08:43:37 »
When GB starts, it will participate.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 09:02:22 »
Not that I need a full accounting here, but I'm kinda curious about how you can run an MOQ that would be met at $4,800 and still make your own molds? Aren't molds more than that alone?

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 09:11:55 »
Not that I need a full accounting here, but I'm kinda curious about how you can run an MOQ that would be met at $4,800 and still make your own molds? Aren't molds more than that alone?
I think the molds are already (to some degree) made and self-funded, given that they have prototypes?

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 09:43:04 »
Not that I need a full accounting here, but I'm kinda curious about how you can run an MOQ that would be met at $4,800 and still make your own molds? Aren't molds more than that alone?
We have negotiated with the factory on some terms and conditions. We had invested into the mold before the IC started, but it takes a certain MOQ to at least let the factory or stakeholders feel secure enough that this is a feasible project, even though internally we are confident with the quality.



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 09:59:22 »
These switches are almost a little too perfect for a build I had in mind. Super interested.
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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 00:57:05 »
Would like to see what a halo true stem looks like in this housing. :)

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 16:26:11 »
IC Form: https://forms.gle/E9UdvwfcGjxJ7e1s7

Show Image


Thic Thock Marshmallow Swtich

Marshmallow will be a linear switch that comes with delicious color combo that resembles, well, marshmallow. We offer this marvelous switches with incredibly bouncy and cushiony progressive spring from Thic Thock MP Series to enhance the typing experience as well as muting the ping sound that can be often found in many switches with their stock springs. Marshmallow itself is smooth enough that some of the private testers had given feedback that even without lubrication, it is still smooth enough to be used right away. (We are planning to send more samples out to different influencers for further reviews)

Just in case someone is interested in this, Durock is not affiliated with the manufacture or production of Marshmallow. We invest onto our own factory for creating the switch from molding to leafs and legs.

MOQ for Marshmallow will be 10,000.
GB starting date estimated to be early November
Price: temporary - 4.8 per 10 pcs; order of a minimum of 100 pcs
Site: Thic Thock

Properties:
Material: Custom Nylon housing with POM stem
Spring: Thic Thock MP Series 68g - Color TBD
Nature: Linear
Feature: Smooth Criminal
Color Reference:
Show Image


Porn Pictures:
(Final product will have thicthock branded on the top housing, these are samples)
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image


Join our social network channels for updates!
Discord: https://discord.gg/5kCVk9q (for the quickest updates!)
Site: https://thicthock.com
Instagram: thicthock


IC Form: https://forms.gle/E9UdvwfcGjxJ7e1s7

Show Image


Thic Thock Marshmallow Swtich

Marshmallow will be a linear switch that comes with delicious color combo that resembles, well, marshmallow. We offer this marvelous switches with incredibly bouncy and cushiony progressive spring from Thic Thock MP Series to enhance the typing experience as well as muting the ping sound that can be often found in many switches with their stock springs. Marshmallow itself is smooth enough that some of the private testers had given feedback that even without lubrication, it is still smooth enough to be used right away. (We are planning to send more samples out to different influencers for further reviews)

Just in case someone is interested in this, Durock is not affiliated with the manufacture or production of Marshmallow. We invest onto our own factory for creating the switch from molding to leafs and legs.

MOQ for Marshmallow will be 10,000.
GB starting date estimated to be early November
Price: temporary - 4.8 per 10 pcs; order of a minimum of 100 pcs
Site: Thic Thock

Properties:
Material: Custom Nylon housing with POM stem
Spring: Thic Thock MP Series 68g - Color TBD
Nature: Linear
Feature: Smooth Criminal
Color Reference:
Show Image


Porn Pictures:
(Final product will have thicthock branded on the top housing, these are samples)
Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image


Join our social network channels for updates!
Discord: https://discord.gg/5kCVk9q (for the quickest updates!)
Site: https://thicthock.com
Instagram: thicthock


Could be excited for this

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 20:32:33 »
What are the wobble tolerances on these?

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 21:49:10 »
smooooth operator

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 02:30:26 »
straight up just gonna buy these purely cus they are pink and cute

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 23:16:27 »
I’m in
its yo girl

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 01:08:34 »
Amazing IC. I'm super in.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 08:36:56 »
Any info on the Travel distance for actuation? :)


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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 14:02:48 »
heckin cute

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 04:58:50 »
I'm all about these

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 07:37:00 »
Lol smooth criminal  ;D

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 09:57:48 »
Obviously the board type will matter, so it's hardly scientific, but is there any chance we could get a sound test of some sort before the GB launches?

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 10:55:11 »
Haven't been this excited about switches since HP  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 15:14:38 »
Ok. I'm interested.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 27 October 2019, 17:12:12 »
These look lovely, super excited for the GB :)

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 02:46:08 »
Personally prefer lighter springs so would love to see these have a lighter spring options too! Maybe somewhere in 62g-65g?  ;D

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 04:20:08 »
Personally prefer lighter springs so would love to see these have a lighter spring options too! Maybe somewhere in 62g-65g?  ;D

This question has been answered in the discord.

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Q: Possible to add other weight?
A: Sorry, unfortunately we want to stick to the MP68 for Marshmallow debut. However, you can add our springs to the cart with your order OR order separately so you can get it before the fulfillment of Marshmallow.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 23:13:06 »
Updates:
31-10
Sorry for the dead silence in here for a really long time. Though, I've been working hard to make this happen as soon as possible! There are lots of questions surrounding the group buy, with the upcoming BIG update, I believe most of the concerns and questions will be dispersed. Some great news are also inbound to the next update, if not the next next update - which I believe would be great additions to the community.
Some teasers for the goodies
- Collabs
- Possible Vendor announcement
- FAQ



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 23:16:11 »
What are the wobble tolerances on these?

As per Top Clack's first impression, it is steadier than most of the MX clones in the market, falling short to Inks and Tealios.

Interested in seeing the switch pins and overall dimensions in comparison to other switches out there.

I have issues with some custom Gateron switches being a bit larger than original Cherry spec.  Similarly, the YOK and NK cream switches are just too large and are a pain to get into switch plates that are cut precisely to spec.

Also, what do the pins look like?  A lot of new switches being made have thin pins.  It's fine for soldering, but I often find these thin pins cause switches to chatter and/or not register in Kailh hot-swap sockets that have been broken in by a few switch swaps.

Just need more detail.  The color is great.

It'll be 5 pins. I will take a pictures of the pins in the upcoming updates.

Obviously the board type will matter, so it's hardly scientific, but is there any chance we could get a sound test of some sort before the GB launches?

Unprofessional un-lubed sound test can be found in our Discord!

Any info on the Travel distance for actuation? :)

I will be conducting the experiment these days, and will enclose the details in the upcoming update as well.



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 13:15:02 »
Maybe offer a tester kit? like four switches for $5 so you make money and we can test without committing to an entire set then finding out we don't like the feel. those colors doe!! mmmmmm, mmmm….nom nom nom

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 17:27:00 »
new to keyboards in general, i love the look of the switches but is it possible to lower the actuation force? would I just swap the spring? :o looking for something similar to reds/yellows but these look lovely.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 03 November 2019, 19:21:17 »
new to keyboards in general, i love the look of the switches but is it possible to lower the actuation force? would I just swap the spring? :o looking for something similar to reds/yellows but these look lovely.

If you want to lower the actuation force then, yes, all you'd need to do is swap the spring to a lighter spring.

That said, at 68g these should be very close in weight to gat yellows, but heavier than gat reds.

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 04:40:52 »
Maybe offer a tester kit? like four switches for $5 so you make money and we can test without committing to an entire set then finding out we don't like the feel. those colors doe!! mmmmmm, mmmm….nom nom nom

We would consider open this option when it is well received in the GB and we decided to stock it on site for long standing item.
For GB, we're not planning to do so because it would complicate the logistic matter by a lot. Sorry man, but thanks for the suggestion!



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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 18:26:51 »
new to keyboards in general, i love the look of the switches but is it possible to lower the actuation force? would I just swap the spring? :o looking for something similar to reds/yellows but these look lovely.

If you want to lower the actuation force then, yes, all you'd need to do is swap the spring to a lighter spring.

That said, at 68g these should be very close in weight to gat yellows, but heavier than gat reds.

I am a little confused, I was under the impression that gat reds are 45g and yellows are 50g. Am I misunderstanding something regarding the weight of these Thic Thock switches? :o

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Re: [IC] Thic Thock Marshmallow Switch - update coming soon
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 18:32:08 »
new to keyboards in general, i love the look of the switches but is it possible to lower the actuation force? would I just swap the spring? :o looking for something similar to reds/yellows but these look lovely.

If you want to lower the actuation force then, yes, all you'd need to do is swap the spring to a lighter spring.

That said, at 68g these should be very close in weight to gat yellows, but heavier than gat reds.

I am a little confused, I was under the impression that gat reds are 45g and yellows are 50g. Am I misunderstanding something regarding the weight of these Thic Thock switches? :o

45g and 50g are probably actuation force, which is usually what switch manufacturers advertise. aftermarket springs are all bottom out force, which is higher. in the case of gateron, i believe gat reds should be 55g bottom out, and yellows 60g bottom out (dont quote me on these numbers tho)