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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 08:25:59 »
I would think so, I am paying $1 per switch and I expect it to be a decent linear at least.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 09:11:49 »
Does it matter?

There are better linear switches

I would think so, I am paying $1 per switch and I expect it to be a decent linear at least.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 09:29:21 »
Does it matter?

There are better linear switches

I would think so, I am paying $1 per switch and I expect it to be a decent linear at least.

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Lol.

Huey compared the stems to the original for 1 reason....to show these aren't exact copies. If you noticed from that point forward, the stems weren't used for anything more than that.

If you're buying these to use them in stock form, there's about 20 other options that are cheaper/better for you.

You obviously watched a bit of the video, I'm not sure how came to the conclusion that these should be great, stock linears.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 09:41:54 »
I am paying $1 per switch and I expect it to be a decent linear at least.

Don't act like a primma donna, we all know why people want these switches. If you want a good linear, buy Tealio/Healio, retooled/vintage black, or the best of them all, green ALPS.

If it was used for its original intention, nobody would ever heard of Panda switch.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 10:37:45 »
Is this going to be the only run of these or do u plan to make more?

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 10:45:51 »
Great to see this come to fruition, albeit at quite a price premium. Would be cool to see a run of just housings as that's all it will ever be used for. I'll probably be in one 1 board worth. :thumb:

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 11:03:22 »
(excerpt) If you want a good linear, buy Tealio/Healio, retooled/vintage black, or the best of them all, green ALPS.

Gateron Yellow KS-8 Series at $0.20 still best bang for buck linear. Tealios are great if you want to spend some for smoothness.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 11:03:50 »
Great to see this come to fruition, albeit at quite a price premium. Would be cool to see a run of just housings as that's all it will ever be used for. I'll probably be in one 1 board worth. :thumb:

He already said on Reddit he is planning 1 run and 1 run only. The link is up higher in this thread.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 11:37:34 »
How many switches sold SuperVan and when the GB ends?

Looks like already over 10k sold based on the spreadsheet Supervan shared
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 12:24:34 »
Is this going to be the only run of these or do u plan to make more?

You're asking a reasonable question but truly there really is only one (honest) answer you're ever gonna get. Do you want people to save their pennies and potentially (or not) buy next round or would you rather them buy in now and then maybe even buy some more during R2, 3, 4 if they like what they received and/or have more money?

This is meant as no disrespect to SuperVan, it's also not to say there will surely be future rounds, I'm just saying it's not a very productive question to ask.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 12:40:11 »
Is this going to be the only run of these or do u plan to make more?

You're asking a reasonable question but truly there really is only one (honest) answer you're ever gonna get. Do you want people to save their pennies and potentially (or not) buy next round or would you rather them buy in now and then maybe even buy some more during R2, 3, 4 if they like what they received and/or have more money?

This is meant as no disrespect to SuperVan, it's also not to say there will surely be future rounds, I'm just saying it's not a very productive question to ask.

I'd say this isn't much of a productive answer either


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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 12:56:49 »
Was selling the housing, leaf and/or spring only ever an option? I mean, what's the point of making the stem and putting it together? It saves us the time to disassemble it. Just asking.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 13:12:16 »
Does it matter?

There are better linear switches

I would think so, I am paying $1 per switch and I expect it to be a decent linear at least.

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I'll bet you $1 a switch from experience that you're pretty disappointed.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 13:55:07 »
Thanks for pushing this through despite all the drama. I'm in, and looking forward to trying holy pandas!

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 16:28:21 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 16:31:56 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 16:51:15 »

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 16:51:47 »
The mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Thank you, I like what I'm hearing. Both of these are good news. Although, you might consider deleting your post because you're ruining this guy's business. XD

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 16:57:36 »

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.
You are seriously not joking are you? Is that actually happening?

it has been confirmed to me by at least 2 people working on the project
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:01:25 »
I'll just wait for the next step on the evolution path of the Panda switch - silent Halo stem.  ;D

It'll happen eventually, and I intend to live for a long time.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:02:35 »
I'll just wait for the next step on the evolution path of the Panda switch - silent Halo stem.  ;D

It'll happen eventually, and I intend to live for a long time.

might not have to wait as long as you think
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:04:45 »
there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Oof. I'll bet they're not in stock and ready to ship at the low, low price of these though.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:05:46 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Massdrop is selling stock holy pandas?
Interesting development
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:06:06 »
there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Oof. I'll bet they're not in stock and ready to ship at the low, low price of these though.

considering the majority of the switch cost in the original GB went to making the molds, i think it's safe to assume that pricing will be very reasonable
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:06:36 »

it has been confirmed to me by at least 2 people working on the project
Very nice! Might actually sit out on this if that's the case. Never wanted to support this kind of group buy in the first place but I was kinda torn in between. Now I got valid reasons to be holding back then.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:07:41 »
might not have to wait as long as you think

Sweet Lord (Jesus?), what are you doing to me man, this is 18+ stuff right there.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:08:10 »
Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:08:34 »
Yeah, I'd say the price will be better than this.

If Holy Pandas are run by MD for $1 then that's already cheaper than this buy.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:11:18 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Massdrop is selling stock holy pandas?
Interesting development

they've been working on it for a few months, this GB has nothing to do with it

and they are using the orignal panda switch molds for it

Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #79 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:11:36 »
Yeah, I'd say the price will be better than this.

If Holy Pandas are run by MD for $1 then that's already cheaper than this buy.

"significantly less"
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #80 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:14:53 »
Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

Proof?
Will be interesting if MD will actually release holy panda this month
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:15:32 »
Yeah, I'd say the price will be better than this.

If Holy Pandas are run by MD for $1 then that's already cheaper than this buy.

"significantly less"

My point exactly. Combine the components, save the money.

On an unrelated side note, where does one buy Stocks in Massdrop?

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:16:26 »
Yeah, I'd say the price will be better than this.

If Holy Pandas are run by MD for $1 then that's already cheaper than this buy.

"significantly less"

My point exactly. Combine the components, save the money.

On an unrelated side note, where does one buy Stocks in Massdrop?

privately traded company

Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

Proof?
Will be interesting if MD will actually release holy panda this month

i think it was actually may
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #83 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:17:44 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Massdrop is selling stock holy pandas?
Interesting development

they've been working on it for a few months, this GB has nothing to do with it

and they are using the orignal panda switch molds for it

Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

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Interesting, I’d like to believe this will become true.
Did 27 say that the original mold was broken or edited somehow multiple times? Is it a new mold paid by MAssdrop?
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:19:01 »
A mod has asked me to continue this discussion elsewhere. Please take further questions to the following thread. Thanks. I won't answer anything else posted here.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #85 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:19:52 »
I believe multiple people have Yanbo’s contact, people who know him might as well check with him what’s going on.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:20:22 »
On an unrelated side note, where does one buy Stocks in Massdrop?

Stock market.

But they are probably private-owned, not a joint-stock company, so you can't do anything about it. Just a guess.

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:21:58 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Massdrop is selling stock holy pandas?
Interesting development

they've been working on it for a few months, this GB has nothing to do with it

and they are using the orignal panda switch molds for it

Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

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so THIS is why MD refused to sell stems straight to SuperVan and kbdfans, they wanna produce OG pandas themselves! thank you for coming up and confirming this :D
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:25:14 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

27 never posted on GH but he talked about a bit in slack and personally with me

tl;dr the og panda mold does exist, but its broken

dunno what the plan is there

EDIT: the mold is damaged, and is in the process of being repaired

there are more original pandas coming

MD is currently gearing up for production of stock holy pandas. Supposedly they will be available this month.

Massdrop is selling stock holy pandas?
Interesting development

they've been working on it for a few months, this GB has nothing to do with it

and they are using the orignal panda switch molds for it

Puddsy been spreading the same rumor since June.

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eat pant

so THIS is why MD refused to sell stems straight to SuperVan and kbdfans, they wanna produce OG pandas themselves! thank you for coming up and confirming this :D

As a matter of fact it’s just a rumor. Don’t think anyone confirmed anything.
We will find out soon if MD is making holy pandas available this month I guess.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #89 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:25:35 »
On an unrelated side note, where does one buy Stocks in Massdrop?

Stock market.

But they are probably private-owned, not a joint-stock company, so you can't do anything about it. Just a guess.


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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:25:58 »
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As a matter of fact it’s just a rumor. Don’t think anyone confirmed anything.
We will find out soon if MD is making holy pandas available this month I guess.

Doesn't seem like a rumor to me, I trust 27's reputation.
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Offline bluesclera

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #91 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:31:28 »
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As a matter of fact it’s just a rumor. Don’t think anyone confirmed anything.
We will find out soon if MD is making holy pandas available this month I guess.

Doesn't seem like a rumor to me, I trust 27's reputation.

Reputation?? Didnt 27 and Invyr say it was impossible? Seems like they were trying to undermine SuperVan from the start. And now this rumor about Massdrop....haha...all is fair in business i guess.



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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:33:16 »
It's not a rumor.
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Offline MonsterZero

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #93 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:33:52 »
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As a matter of fact it’s just a rumor. Don’t think anyone confirmed anything.
We will find out soon if MD is making holy pandas available this month I guess.

Doesn't seem like a rumor to me, I trust 27's reputation.

Reputation?? Didnt 27 and Invyr say it was impossible? Seems like they were trying to undermine SuperVan from the start. And now this rumor about Massdrop....haha...all is fair in business i guess.

True I guess time will tell.
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #94 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:34:52 »
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #95 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:41:14 »
What I find most fascinating about all this rollercoaster-switch-thriller story is that neither Invyr not mech27 ever said anything on this matter, not a single fuking word. (Well, except the initial statement that it's impossible to produce new switches.) It's thought-provoking stuff. I bet all three of these guys from the Panda story know a lot more than they were really ready to say. And we may never know what really happened.

At least Jesus does.

Well, this kinda answers my original question.

the mold was damaged, but is being fixed by massdrop

i have been told that the damage was not to the actual part where the switches are molded, so the housings will be basically unchanged

So, I guess the reason why original makers didn't fix the mold for such a long time was because Massdrop offered them a lot of money not to repair it, but to instead sell it?

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:41:29 »
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:52:28 »
It's not a rumor.

Will see if Massdrop starts a GB of HP this month. Good for the community if MD can mass produce HPs and sell under $1

So far there is no proof I guess until MD starts the GB or make a public announcement
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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 17:59:34 »
Does this mean MD bought the original broken molds?

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Re: [GB]GSUS (New Panda) Linear Switch
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 18:19:01 »