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"The Metal Mario Cap" Tao Joystick Cap

"The Metal Mario Cap" Tao Joystick Cap

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This is a new cap which is the heaviest joystick cap known to the N64 community weighing in at about 3.2g (with the screw).  (Tao grippy caps + screw are the lightest at about 0.9g)

It has less grip than a Tao Gravatos cap, but more grip than a Tao Smash cap.  In grip, I would say it is close to the grip of a Gravatos cap, especially on the edges of the cap.  The top has a smoother metallic feel, but the grooves add a good amount of grip there as well.

This cap is made of 90/10 lead-free bronze, and is very corrosion resistant.  It is designed to be hollow inside to reduce the weight, although it is still the heaviest cap.  I find that it has the tendency to make movements of the joystick feel more refined and controlled.  It has a tendency to slightly slow the speed of movement of the joystick and feels very interesting.

This cap is good for games that require aiming (like Goldeneye) and precise movements.  It is good for people who prefer a heavier feel to the top of the joystick.  It is also good for people who do not habitually release the stick to spring back to center, but rather keep the thumb on top of the stick to guide the stick around in a more controlled manner.

In my own experience the weight of the stick (which is only 2g heavier than the lightest known cap in the community) does change the feel of the joystick in an interesting way that could be beneficial for certain games.

The cap will appear gold, but will tarnish over time.  You can easily polish it every once in a while if you want or leave it tarnished for a more weathered look.  You can also polish only the high points for an interesting highlighting effect.  There is one copper cap included in this drop and is a prototype.  Copper will tarnish much faster than bronze.

Will TaoStyx64 caps fit my stick?

This cap will fit any stick that has M3 internal threads. Basically, if your stick can accept a SteelSticks64 cap, then this cap will work in your stick.


Lead Free Bronze (Corrosion Resistant)

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If you live in the UK or EU, and make an order with TaoStyx64 (via this website), expect to pay 19-25% VAT and possibly a handling fee around 6 euro completion/handling fee charged upon or after receipt of the package.

Photo Credits

Photo Credits:

Jungle Green controller with Tao Metal Cap and SS64 torx screw - ALinkToTao

Tao Metal Cap in Watermelon Controller with RockerGaming buttons
- BlueHavenGaming

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