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Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 14:33
by Volkovich_
Hello everybody,
lately I've been toying with the idea of coming back to classic (or at least classic looking keyboards). I'm currently using the kaihua box white switches, which I love, but damn I love how those Kishsaver reproductions.

The only problem is that the price is too steep for me to just go for it, specially being in switzerland with the import taxes etc. So I'm just going for the extremely long shot... if it would be possible to try a model f (or at least a single switch). I'm afraid that the weighting may be too much and it will become tiring at some point. For reference, I tried also a new old stock Dell Bigfoot with linear modded black alps, and they were too heavy for me. Same goes with the Zealios V2. I tried the v1 and love them, and I still use them, but the V2 were too heavy for me, the tactile point was making the typing too tiring.

I know I'm asking for a lot here, specially because they are very expensive and because I haven't been specially active in this forum.

If someone is willing to help me... I would be forever grateful. If not... I totally understand.

I'm based in the french side of switzerland in case there are other users dans la suisse :)

Thanks!

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:17
by ddrfraser1
I have never thought model f buckling springs were too heavy. If anything, there a little too light. Have you tried a model m? It’s a little lighter than that.

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:27
by Volkovich_
Nope, that's the issue, I have tried neither of them. And I found myself favoring lighter switches like the zealio V1 and kailh box white, even the cherry mx blue, even though I ended up disliking the keyfeel

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:28
by Volkovich_
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 May 2020, 15:17
I have never thought model f buckling springs were too heavy. If anything, there a little too light. Have you tried a model m? It’s a little lighter than that.
Nope, that's the issue, I have tried neither of them. And I found myself favoring lighter switches like the zealio V1 and kailh box white, even the cherry mx blue, even though I ended up disliking the keyfeel

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:35
by ddrfraser1
Man, if I were you, I would save up to buy one. You can’t go wrong with a model f. Watch all chyrosran22’s videos and pick the one you like the most and go for it. Worst case, if you don’t like it there is a healthy resale market and you’ll get your money back. The cheapest one will be either the AT or XT. A model m is a great one to have in the arsenal too. I have 4 myself and 3 fs.

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:44
by Volkovich_
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 May 2020, 15:35
Man, if I were you, I would save up to buy one. You can’t go wrong with a model f. Watch all chyrosran22’s videos and pick the one you like the most and go for it. Worst case, if you don’t like it there is a healthy resale market and you’ll get your money back. The cheapest one will be either the AT or XT. A model m is a great one to have in the arsenal too. I have 4 myself and 3 fs.
Haha I may actually get one these ones: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product ... kishsaver/ that one in industrial gray... But good point about the resale value. Also I've seen that this "replicas" are very very good, and from people from deskthority if I'm not wrong

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 15:47
by ddrfraser1
Yes get one! 👍🏼

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 15 May 2020, 17:31
by Volkovich_
aaaand I got one, let's see when it arrives now :D

Re: Looking to try a Model F (or a switch)

Posted: 02 Jun 2020, 00:45
by Weezer
Volkovich_ wrote:
15 May 2020, 17:31
aaaand I got one, let's see when it arrives now :D
Great choice! Model Fs are excellent keyboards.