Blue Shark DDR Pad

Isn’t this a beautiful piece of equipment? I did a few songs to ensure full functionality, and it surpassed my every expectation. It’s so sensitive, I could breath on it. The arrows are indented just enough so it seems like an arcade pad. I removed an arrow to see how they were made, and found half an inch of plexyglass backed by felt. Not exactly the arcade design, but very impressive! Underneath? Two genuine pressure-activated arcade sensors. I think I’m going to cry.

There is one problem though: it weighs 85-pounds. When I saw that the box was horrifically mangled on the outside, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was double-boxed. I can definitely see how it was mishandled along the way, a 3-foot square box that heavy is very difficult to move.

Of course, until I get more accustomed to the sensitivity and different travel distances, my accuracy will be a little lower, but that’s a small price to pay. I love my Cobalt Flux pads, but this thing is a whole new level!

Until Tomorrow

Steel Shark!

3 thoughts on “Steel Shark!

  • Hehe yeah, you can do damage with this thing. And no, nobody sells the arcade pads. They weigh 200 pounds each, and so far as I know, the only way to get them is with the machine itself. This new pad replaces my Cobalt Flux pads, which until recently, were considered the gold standard in DDR pads. That’s the same pad I’m using in the videos. I guess that means I’ll have to get some new videos of me playing on the new pad.

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