Need DDR Pad (Dance Dance Revolution) advice!

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  1. JohnRyan

    JohnRyan Stunt Coordinator

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    Need DDR Pad (Dance Dance Revolution) advice for Playstation II. Looking to purchase DDR pad for Christmas gift. Is there something specific I should be looking for?
    We do know that we'd like one with foam and raised buttons. We found this one and are wondering if this would be acceptable? http://store.yahoo.com/tisinc99/heavdutddrno.html
    Anybody have any thoughts on the situation? Thanks.
     
  2. Kelley_B

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    Check out www.ddrfreak.com
    Their forums are filled with more DDR info then any mere mortal needs. Personally I use some cheap pads that I bought on eBay for like $15 a piece.
     
  3. Morgan Jolley

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    You could buy some cheap pads for now and then make your own metal pads. There's a site that shows you how to do it, two friends of mine are making their own from scratch.

    A friend of mine also has a metal one and loves it WAY more than his old plastic one. You could just invest in one of those.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    care to post that URL Morgan?
     
  5. DwightK

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    Go to Red Octane where your DDR needs will be met.
    I personally have a cheapo MadKatz one but bought 2 good ones for nephews this xmas. You wont find any bad mojo on the Red Octane pads. Pretty much the best soft pads.
     
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    I've always heard that a good soft pad will always greatly outlast a hard pad, especially if you weigh 180+
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

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    yes, only lightweights can use the hard pads
    which is why you build the arcade level pads [​IMG]
     
  9. Morgan Jolley

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    I don't remember where that site was, I saw it at a friend's house and didn't pay much attention to the name.

    IIRC, the directions were for making pads more like the hard ones than the arcade ones.
     

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