I got both the UHMWPE and nylon stems and lubed them with Krytox 205g0 and 105 on the springs. - The stem type seems to make no difference in initial sound or feel. - They’re very smooth. - Overall they have a nice sound profile. I replaced some Gateron pros and the sound was much better with these. - Compared these directly with Aquakings. They’re almost the same switch. The only real difference I could tell was the stem tightness on the caps. These are a little tighter than the Aquakings. Also, even though the springs are 62.5g they feel almost the same as 67g Aquakings. Overall these are good linear switches and I’d recommend them.
nice looking switches
I like the springs, very snappy. Its was very tight inserting into my poly and brass plate and VERY tight on epbt and gmk keycaps. Whole switch will come out with the keycaps on flex plates.
Smooth switches but stem wobble
I received the UHMWPE version so I can not speak on the nylon. This is a very smooth switch and very pretty and needs next to no lube. You can not go wrong with these if you are looking for an out-of-the-box smooth switch. I did get a manufacturing defect where I received one with a tactile switch. My biggest complaint is how much the stem wobbles. It's almost to a point where something feels off with them. Some people will not mind this but I only realized this while typing and noticed the keys moving under my fingers.
Very Smooth, Very Deep
The two stage springs on these switches are very snappy and the long nylon pole gives them a sound signature that is reminiscent of lavenders. Another great feature is that the spring ping stock is negligible. Only complaint is that the housings creak a little and is an inconsistent problem across the 100 switches I bought. This can be fixed with a Tx film and at that point your taking apart the switches and I would recommend a light 205g0 lubing.
Beautiful switches and sound great!