robin13867 wrote:Horses for courses - they're not designed for touch typists really, just for 'one finger plodders', and although we've made the G81-3000 for many, many years and it continues to sell quite well, it doesn't have the best of feels to it. Personally, I can't use it as it makes my fingers ache, but I'm a touch typist and it's not surprising.
I use it for touch typing. FTSC is one of the better switches for typing IMHO, although it takes some time to get used to it.
You have to appreciate how it works, and what that means for touch typing. It's a steep switch: light in front of the actuation point, heavy after. So once you get used to it, so you're not bottoming out, you can touch type very quickly and with little resistance. And since the switch has low friction, the strength of the spring after actuation works in your benefit: it propels the switch back up quickly, allowing your fingers to fly across the board.
However FTSC is an unusual switch, and I can appreciate that most people find it hard to like. I guess it's a matter of preference and familiarity.