All good questions of course. Another one of my hare-brained ideas is that salmon Alps happened because the later plastic did not take the orange dye as well as the earlier stuff. That's probably wrong, but I threw it out there just in case. Also maybe worth noting that some blue Alps sliders are a lot more inconsistent in color than others. I don't remember that being mentioned about any other color.Lynx_Carpathica wrote: ↑28 Dec 2020, 00:59We'll just have to sit around and wait for NeK to find out what is closest to the stuff Alps used back then. I'm almost afraid to buy SKCM Blue boards and switches, in fear that I can't pay 200€s for one, and getting a really crap one for 30€s or so...if that's possible. Same goes for oragne alps too. Are Salmon alps lubed, or are made of the exact same plastic as White alps, just with a different slider color? And also, from what I can tell, even the tactile leaves are more rounded on blue alps from what I can see than on white ones. I wonder how would blue alps feel with white stems. How much does the slider ad to the keyfeel, and how much the tactile leaf.
(Ahem) Which white stems? Were they all the same, or was that another change? I need to check to see if any of my early white SKCM switches with unbranded housings were factory lubed? Or my blues for that matter, as I haven't opened more than two or three ever.