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My Cobalt Flux Pads

As a huge fan of the DDR series, I play quite a bit. As of this date, I have destroyed two plastic pads, and three ignition-style pads. I had built my own metal pad, but I had to take it apart every once in a while to clean it, and its design didn't lend well to maintenance. I play frequently, and heavily; most pads can stand up to this kind of abuse.

Enter Cobalt Flux.

Well known for their strong pads based on a very simple design, they are the most expensive pad currently available at $300 each, though there is a $20 discount on the purchase of two pads. Why are their pads notorious for extreme durability? Here's a hint.

I figured that these pads stood a greater chance at withstanding the punishment I could levy upon innocent DDR equipment. So, the pads:

[ Download ] (558K) There were two of these. Large, unweildy, and I will keep both in case I have to exercise my warrenty.There were two of these.  Large, unweildy, and I will keep both in case I have to exercise my warrenty. Taking away the 2-inch protective foam, we find our pad...Taking away the 2-inch protective foam, we find our pad... Free from its boxy confines, the pad awaits removal of its disguise.Free from its boxy confines, the pad awaits removal of its disguise. And here it is, in all its glory. See how it shines...And here it is, in all its glory.  See how it shines... The pads are covered in melamine, and it sure is pretty!The pads are covered in melamine, and it sure is pretty! Here both of them are, attached with the dual-bar, so doubles songs can be played.Here both of them are, attached with the dual-bar, so doubles songs can be played. And just for fun, an artistic zoom on one of the pads...And just for fun, an artistic zoom on one of the pads...

The pads perform beautifully; what more could anyone ask?