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Offline jcoffin1981

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What switch do you type fastest on?
« on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 01:20:31 »
I want to know if there is a correlation between switch weight and feedback or lack of feedback to typing speed.  I wanted to do this in the  format of a poll, but I don't think I have the privileges to do so.  I will therefore state some criteria.  Please reply if you touch-type 65 wpm or faster and use a mechanical switch including Topre.  Sorry rubber dome and scissor-switch lovers. 

I thought 65 wpm was a good starting point to be considered for "fast." It's certainly above average, except for maybe here.  Please state the type of switch that you use and the WPM.  No need to post an image of the verified number as this will start to get messy.  When you get down to the pure physics of it, with a heavier switch there is simply more work being done to type the same amount of text.  My guess is that nobody is hitting 140 WPM on MX Greens, but maybe, IDK.  I'm guessing Reds and Browns or their equivalents are the fastest, but I don't know.

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2. 65-70 wpm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Offline lasernasaur

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 03:13:05 »
Mine so far is KBT Browns on a MK Disco (68WPM). I have some Aliaz switches going on a minivan and Gateron Silent Browns going on a mechmini, after I get used to those I will retry. I have not tried any other switches aside from the three i mentioned.

Offline portbaron

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 03:50:04 »
Interesting idea if we control for the person.

Controlling for the individual (ie, just me) and keycap profile (cherry or the similar Leopold/Topre), it looks like the switch doesn't matter much lol.
I doubt this would be statistically significant with repetition. Mental focus mattered more than anything else. Used https://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/

76 WPM: 67g Zealio

75 WPM: Topre 55g
75 WPM: 78g Zealio
75 WPM; Aliaz 70g

74 WPM: Topre 45g
74 WPM: 62g Zealio
74 WPM: MX black
74 WPM: MX clear
74 WPM: BOX burnt orange

73 WPM: MX heavy tactile gray
73 WPM: Tealios
73 WPM: BOX white

72 WPM: MX silent red
72 WPM: MX brown

71 WPM: MX green

Maybe people that are over 100 WPM are affected more by the subtleties of the switches, but merely competent typers like me just plod along without reaching their limits. They're about the same for me. I made the most mistakes on MX green and tealios for whatever reason.
« Last Edit: Wed, 20 June 2018, 05:05:23 by portbaron »
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 06:36:47 »
My fastest switches are probably Alps SKCM orange.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 06:53:26 »
Im not the best typist, maybe 60wpm now, up from 30ish a year ago, but my current fastest is on 45g topre.

Closely followed by MX linears, but no noticeable difference in weightings I've tried.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 07:17:50 »
Tp4 has broken 145 on x220 laptop keeb.

on Ergodox maxxed out @ 145.


laptop keeb / short travel keebs are easier to time vs long travel keebs.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 07:30:50 »
Topre 55g 104 wpm max.
gateron yellow switches 103 wpm max.
Cherry MX silent 60g 100 wpm max.

So yeah lighter switches are better for me :).
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 07:33:22 »
All of them.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 08:14:17 »
For me, I type faster with slightly heavier springs because the feedback seems natural to me.

Using lubed Hako Clear (I think these are 75gf springs), I type around 110wpm on average.
But if I use something lighter, for example Gateron Reds, my wpm drops around 80-90wpm.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 08:27:16 »
Lubed MX Reds, Cherry Profile 120 WPM

Offline Altis

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 08:52:58 »
Definitely most precise on 45g Topre -- rarely make typos. As a result, can type at highest speed.

I'm nearly as quick on a Apple aluminum keyboard (previous gen) as they are short and very snappy.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 20:26:50 »
Light tactiles feel the easiest to type on (62g ergo clear, cherry brown,cherry blue) but it feels a little sloppier than I'd like. Heavy tactiles (cherry clear, box navy) are also on par with typing speed for me personally, but I noticed I occasionally missed key presses due to my finger just not feeling like actuating the heavier switch. Medium tactiles are a good mix of the two I suppose (67g zealios, 68g outemu ergo clear, box royal) with errors from both extremes coming into play rarely.

I can't do light linears (cherry red); they frustrate the hell out of me. I would like to try a heavier cherry black to see if I can type faster but light linears just don't feel that intuitive for me.

I'd love to try more switches to consolidate my preferences though!

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 07:36:56 »
I modded and lubed up an ALPS SKCM black board and I type the fastest on that. I've had a load of keyboards before but for some reason I can't type faster on anything else. Anything lighter generally causes me to make mistakes because I'm used to slamming down on the keyboard. I am still yet to own any of the rarer ALPS switches so as of now blacks take 1st place for speed.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 08:37:40 »
I type the fastest on my god-awful laptop keyboard at around 105 WPM.
I max at around 100 WPM on gat yellows because I type faster but make way more mistake.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 08:52:10 »
Very fast on cherry mx red and on apple a1203 membrane keyboard

Very slow on topre novatouch.


Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 June 2018, 00:54:43 »
So many I want to try, but I live in the sticks now so there are definitely no meetups here.  Do I need special privileges for the classifieds?  I'd like to do a swap and try a light linear (MX Red, Gateron Clear, etc).  I simply do not want and cannot invest any money right now. 
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 24 June 2018, 09:03:56 »
Clicky switch is worst for me. I'm used to type linears, almost cherry black.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 25 June 2018, 23:34:06 »
It should be Reds for me.
However, I have more typos on reds.
So far I find that ergo clears (62g) yield the highest wpm in my case(~108).

Offline saint emerald

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 04:34:40 »
55g Topre.
I get about 80wpm on it, compared to 78 on lubed Zealio 64g alongside lubed Box Royals and Jades and 76 on MX Cherry Blue and Green. 
In other words, I type better on medium-low weight switches. Good question, though.  :thumb:
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 05:35:44 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.


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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 07:42:06 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 07:47:15 »
Linears, specially MX Reds
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 08:22:59 »
Clears (since I'm used to em) 100% 
Topre silenced 95% 
Blues 90% 
Haven't tried much else! I was terrible with Greens though.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 08:40:26 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

I have previously owned boards with reds and blacks but ended up selling them. In general I've always swayed towards tactile switches. That's one of the issues with browns, they basically feel like linear switches to me because the tactile bump is almost non-existent. But in theory I could be faster on a quality linear switch, I just never kept a board with linears around for long enough to actually know.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 11:20:02 »
My best WPM has been on thin lubed Tealios. One of the best typing experiences IMO.

Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 06:02:27 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

Well, my original inquiry is related to spring heaviness and I wanted to know if we could see a correlation between this and typing speed.  However, yes as of late I do feel that I am  leaning towards linears as the bump seems to get in the way. However, tactile is all I know.  These are two separate ideas. Maybe you saw me say this in a different post.  I am also  trying to decide on a spring weight for my planned linear switch.  I am worried that reds would feel too light.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 07:51:50 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

Well, my original inquiry is related to spring heaviness and I wanted to know if we could see a correlation between this and typing speed.  However, yes as of late I do feel that I am  leaning towards linears as the bump seems to get in the way. However, tactile is all I know.  These are two separate ideas. Maybe you saw me say this in a different post.  I am also  trying to decide on a spring weight for my planned linear switch.  I am worried that reds would feel too light.

I never experience accidental keypresses with reds, and they're very comfortable. Anyway if you are worried that they're too light, you can choose the silent red version or even simpler, you put on the standard reds the GMK silent clips, this make them heavier.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 18:06:50 »
Pingmaster - Alps SKCC green.
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Offline Erikdayo

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 04:40:22 »
I type faster on laptop keyboards and MX Red variations, but I prefer Topre for the feel and sound. Heh.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 30 June 2018, 09:29:48 »
I type fastest on tactile switches. I type most confidently on clicky switches, but a bit slower than tactile. On linears, I lose too much typing confidence and slow down.

Out of tactile switches, I tend to type fastest on the lighter variants of alps switches, like oranges. I am also pretty fast on cherry brown switches, but I don't actually like how they feel. I think there is a reason world records have been broke with cherry brown switches.

Out of clicky switches, I am probably fastest on cherry blues. Alps white after that. Although I like the feel of alps switches far more.

In this, I don't think 'speed' is of upmost importance, however, maybe it is, for you.

Edit: Actually, I would put SMK Second Gen in front of alps white as far as speed is concerned.
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Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 14:36:17 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

Well, my original inquiry is related to spring heaviness and I wanted to know if we could see a correlation between this and typing speed.  However, yes as of late I do feel that I am  leaning towards linears as the bump seems to get in the way. However, tactile is all I know.  These are two separate ideas. Maybe you saw me say this in a different post.  I am also  trying to decide on a spring weight for my planned linear switch.  I am worried that reds would feel too light.

I never experience accidental keypresses with reds, and they're very comfortable. Anyway if you are worried that they're too light, you can choose the silent red version or even simpler, you put on the standard reds the GMK silent clips, this make them heavier.

How do the silencing clips affect the feel of the switch weight?  I've decided to use a V60 which is unusable with a bad batch of Gateron Browns and replace them with linear. I'm looking at mx reds, silent reds, Outemu, and kaihl. Would love to try Gateron yellows, but had a bad experience with crappy switches so I'm staying away. I've also noticed mx reds have a higher activation point which is a bonus.

I've seen out of box boards on amazon which cost the same as the switches so I wonder if that may be a simpler option, especially if I don't like the switches after all.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 15:49:56 »
Topre 45/55g: 110-120 WPM - maybe in slight favor of 55g

BKE Heavy: 100-115 WPM - about as fast 45/55g, but less consistent, more mistakes

MX Clear: 100-105 WPM - fine for shorter typing sessions but for some reason I find them a lot more fatiguing to type on than BKE heavies

MX Brown: 95-105 WPM - again, I can type relatively fast on them, but the lack of tactility combined with the lightness of the switch seem to make me more prone to errors

I get around 110 WPM on my Lenovo laptop keyboard.

I would like to see how do you perform on reds. My idea is that you don't like tactile switches like brown and clear, and that this has nothing to do with spring stiffness.

Well, my original inquiry is related to spring heaviness and I wanted to know if we could see a correlation between this and typing speed.  However, yes as of late I do feel that I am  leaning towards linears as the bump seems to get in the way. However, tactile is all I know.  These are two separate ideas. Maybe you saw me say this in a different post.  I am also  trying to decide on a spring weight for my planned linear switch.  I am worried that reds would feel too light.

I never experience accidental keypresses with reds, and they're very comfortable. Anyway if you are worried that they're too light, you can choose the silent red version or even simpler, you put on the standard reds the GMK silent clips, this make them heavier.

How do the silencing clips affect the feel of the switch weight? 


It makes them midway between reds and blacks. I'll test them soon with some measurement device.

Offline Chewie B

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 17:12:39 »
What program or online site does everyone use to test their typing speed with? My typing speed can vary pretty considerably especially if there's a lot of unexpected or rarely used characters in the test material or if the test material contains a lot of unexpected proper nouns mid sentence requiring capitalization. I can't think of a single instance of using ! in any work or school material over the past 2 years yet lots of tests contain 5-7 sentences ending with a ! or containing some other kind of minimally used punctuation marker or symbol.

I haven't really found a good typing test with a corpus that's actually close to real world work/school typing conditions in terms of frequency of occurrence of more advanced vocabulary, punctuation, etc. versus random passages out of a James Joyce novel or some dated historical document.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 20:20:29 »
 https://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/ is good.

I have a 410 CPM on SMK second gen switches, good enough for me.

You'll need to test your various boards, but remember, it has more to do with focus and getting in the zone, so be aware of that.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 00:38:48 »
What program or online site does everyone use to test their typing speed with? My typing speed can vary pretty considerably especially if there's a lot of unexpected or rarely used characters in the test material or if the test material contains a lot of unexpected proper nouns mid sentence requiring capitalization. I can't think of a single instance of using ! in any work or school material over the past 2 years yet lots of tests contain 5-7 sentences ending with a ! or containing some other kind of minimally used punctuation marker or symbol.

I haven't really found a good typing test with a corpus that's actually close to real world work/school typing conditions in terms of frequency of occurrence of more advanced vocabulary, punctuation, etc. versus random passages out of a James Joyce novel or some dated historical document.
 
 
Just use something like 10fastfingers, they only use the top 200 words for each language. While it's not representative generally of real-world typing speed (not accurate), everyone on average gets words of the same difficulty and comparable scores (quite precise). There was another site called typist.hu or something a while back, but I think it's offline now.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 08:54:35 »
Although I cannot provide any numbers the fastest switches for me currently are Zealio 67g. I have a batch of 65g Zealios comming so that might be a subject to change. In my case Zealio 67g beat Zealio 78, Cherry MX Clear, Cherry MX Blue, Gateron Silent Black. I don't have a direct comparison to Cherry MX Brown but I was making a lot of mistakes but it would be nice to see how are they after I would adapt in couple of weeks.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 14:00:45 »
Between my boards, I actually type fastest on either my Mech27 with Vintage Blacks, or my Iris with Kailh low profile. On the mech27, I hit about 120-125, and on the iris, I hit about 116.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 20:19:33 »
Fastest was 80 WPM on GK64 with Zealios 65g switches.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 19 July 2018, 08:33:39 »
For me it's almost consistent after I use a keyboard for a while, although I tend to be a tad faster on MX, then Topre and then BS. Below are my speeds on certain switches:

MX Blue: 105-111
MX Brown: 105-108
Topre Variable: 100-105
Buckling Springs (Membrane): 98-106
Topre 45G (HHKB): 96-102
MX Red (or Vintage Blacks with lighter springs as I use those more than stock Reds): 90-100
Buckling Springs (AT F): 85-95

Somehow MX feel super snappy when I type on them. Topre feels kinda slower, but more fluid and smooth, sort of relaxing. BS feel super fun, but give my fingers work out so I don't use them much nowadays. Oh and I do prefer membrane to capacitive BS, mostly because of the layouts and heavyweight space bars, but I also like the sound of Model M more than Model F.

Also I have used all those switches for very long times. I spent a year typing exclusively on variable silenced Realforce, 2 years on Filco with MX Browns, a year of only using Model Ms (full size, spacesavers, Unicomps), at least a year of using Filco with MX Blues and many years switching between switches every couple weeks or months. Currently using Ducky One 2 Skyline with MX Blues and really enjoying it :)
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 July 2018, 14:37:13 »
Topre 45g
Stock vint MX blacks
SKCC Green

I can do 151 on all of them.

Using Alps SKCM switches i could only get up to around 130 consistently but have since sold all the SKCM boards i had.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 19 July 2018, 23:17:02 »
For me it's almost consistent after I use a keyboard for a while, although I tend to be a tad faster on MX, then Topre and then BS. Below are my speeds on certain switches:

MX Blue: 105-111
MX Brown: 105-108
Topre Variable: 100-105
Buckling Springs (Membrane): 98-106
Topre 45G (HHKB): 96-102
MX Red (or Vintage Blacks with lighter springs as I use those more than stock Reds): 90-100
Buckling Springs (AT F): 85-95

Somehow MX feel super snappy when I type on them. Topre feels kinda slower, but more fluid and smooth, sort of relaxing. BS feel super fun, but give my fingers work out so I don't use them much nowadays. Oh and I do prefer membrane to capacitive BS, mostly because of the layouts and heavyweight space bars, but I also like the sound of Model M more than Model F.

Also I have used all those switches for very long times. I spent a year typing exclusively on variable silenced Realforce, 2 years on Filco with MX Browns, a year of only using Model Ms (full size, spacesavers, Unicomps), at least a year of using Filco with MX Blues and many years switching between switches every couple weeks or months. Currently using Ducky One 2 Skyline with MX Blues and really enjoying it :)
I feel the same as you about buckling spring. The feel nice to type on and is satisfying, but after a day of it, I am really fatigued.
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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 14:54:38 »
I type fastest with:
* cherry mx red / cherry mx speed / zealios v2
* gateron reds
* tealios v2 (somehow I didn't hold letters till I bottom out - too much used to light and tactile switches XD )

But tealios are amazing on spacebars. Smoothness and weight is very good for that. I use tealios v2 with zealios v2, while tealios v2 is only on spacebar.

Offline VimLover

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 18:26:21 »
So many people saying Topre makes me glad inside.

I think switch is less important to my speed than key spacing and layout. I type around 110wpm on an HHKB, which is about 10-120wpm I can do on cherry clears, navy thick clicks, and my MBP chiclet keyboard. But I also have used that board every day for years, wheras the others I use occasionally.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 19:31:05 »
I can do around 135 on my Alps. Have not tried MX brown or topre, so I don't know.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 19:59:16 »
I want to know if there is a correlation between switch weight and feedback or lack of feedback to typing speed.  I wanted to do this in the  format of a poll, but I don't think I have the privileges to do so.  I will therefore state some criteria.  Please reply if you touch-type 65 wpm or faster and use a mechanical switch including Topre.  Sorry rubber dome and scissor-switch lovers. 

I thought 65 wpm was a good starting point to be considered for "fast." It's certainly above average, except for maybe here.  Please state the type of switch that you use and the WPM.  No need to post an image of the verified number as this will start to get messy.  When you get down to the pure physics of it, with a heavier switch there is simply more work being done to type the same amount of text.  My guess is that nobody is hitting 140 WPM on MX Greens, but maybe, IDK.  I'm guessing Reds and Browns or their equivalents are the fastest, but I don't know.

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MX Browns i can easily achieve 118 wpm on.

I type fastest on rubber domes with record of 129 wpm shorthand

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 06:34:15 »
I've never achieved more than 100 wpm on any mechanical switch — only on a rubber dome. I tend to top out at 90-something on mechanicals and somewhere in between on scissors.

I suspect I may be going above 100 in short bursts when typing on blues and just not paying attention to speed.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:31:55 »
I've never achieved more than 100 wpm on any mechanical switch — only on a rubber dome. I tend to top out at 90-something on mechanicals and somewhere in between on scissors.

I suspect I may be going above 100 in short bursts when typing on blues and just not paying attention to speed.

Ah i see, you have a lot to learn then.

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:36:52 »
This is proof that i do type 120 wpm:

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:43:08 »
WTF i just got 137 wpm on 10fastfingers. My goal has been achieved!

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Re: What switch do you type fastest on?
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 13:27:28 »
I am definitely fastest on MX browns, or any other variant of it. Topre actually slows me down quite a bit so I don't know why they're hailed as the "typist's dream switch" or whatever. They feel nice, sure, but the initial resistance of the domes can be jarring at high speeds, in my opinion.
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