Is it possible to adapt a Razer switch to mimic a Topre? Topre rental?

Hi, I have a Black Widow Stealth and I'm a little bit frustrated with the botomming out situation. I come from those Mac scissor switches so it's pretty difficult not to bottom out. Besides, I use my keyboard for typing 99% of the time so I thought I should try something more appropriate for typing. That's why I'm thinking about either buying a Topre keyboard (so expensive though...) or adapting mine, to get a better typing experience (my initial guess is that O-rings would be a start for the cushioning). Which do you think is better? Is adapting effective?

Also, I'm from Brazil, more specifically, São Paulo. Is there anyone who could lend me a Topre so I can get the feel of it? I can pay some sort of rent if needed.
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what do you mean by bottoming out situation ?
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what is this ?
I feel like I'm wasting a lot of energy going till the bottom of each key, it's like hitting a wall, especially with these kinda thin keycaps.
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Topre feels mostly like any other rubber dome with full 4.0 mm travel but it is very smooth and stable and the bottoming out feels distinct like on a good scissor-switch keyboard and not mushy.

Yes, I think O-rings would be best for making typing on a Razer BlackWidow keyboard feel less hard. Do note that there are different thicknesses of O-rings and thicker ones may feel be too soft and impair key travel too much for some people's preferences.
O-rings should be quite cheap. I would also recommend getting a keycap puller so that you won't damage the keycaps when you pull them off. Once I have put an O-ring on a key stem, I push it in against the struts inside using a small flat screwdriver.
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Findecanor wrote:Topre feels mostly like any other rubber dome with full 4.0 mm travel but it is very smooth and stable and the bottoming out feels distinct like on a good scissor-switch keyboard and not mushy.

Yes, I think O-rings would be best for making typing on a Razer BlackWidow keyboard feel less hard. Do note that there are different thicknesses of O-rings and thicker ones may feel be too soft and impair key travel too much for some people's preferences.
O-rings should be quite cheap. I would also recommend getting a keycap puller so that you won't damage the keycaps when you pull them off. Once I have put an O-ring on a key stem, I push it in against the struts inside using a small flat screwdriver.

Thank you very much for the tips!
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100% impossible there goes my short answer
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