About Us

Jasen's Customs

Thank you for visiting Jasen's Customs! I hope you join the family and give us a chance.

Jasen's Customs specializes in building SuperGuns, FightSticks, and custom circuit boards for Arcade Sticks, Arcade Cabinets, and gaming in general. 

Jasen's Customs was started by Jasen Hicks, a 2003 University of Florida graduate who earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics. After graduation he was commissioned in the US Navy where he attended Nuclear Power School, Qualified in Submarine Warfare, Qualified Nuclear Engineer, and Qualified to Command Submarines. He remains on active duty and has run Jasen's Customs in his free time since 2012. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) as well as other various personal and unit awards.

History of the Panzer Fight Stick

The Panzer Fight Stick is the premier all metal fight stick on the market. It features a simple form factor design so builds are strong, like a tank. This product, like all of them I offer, started because I had a personal need that nobody could fulfill. In 2012 I started working with Arcade Cabinets and soon after I started building SuperGuns. Not satisfied with re-purposing old NEO-GEO controllers or making random boxes work as make-shift arcade sticks, I designed the first Panzer Fight Stick to meet all of my needs. Once I made one, others saw it and wanted one too; Jasen's Customs was born.

Many design elements I use in the Panzer OG, 2.0, and 3 have been used in similar products made by other small makers today. It's flattering to see things the Panzer pioneered years ago end up in other builds; clearly we are doing things right. 

Where did Jasen's Customs the name come from? Why a Gator for the logo?

"I believe that a product is only as good as the person who designed and made it; this applies to business as well. When you purchase one of Jasen's Customs Creations you are purchasing something from the man who created it and brought it to the community, not a moniker or a faceless organization. I take as much pride in what I sell just as I do my own name. My reputation is on the line every time I ship something out.

The gator logo and orange and blue inspired themes found on my site pay homage to my alma mater, the University of Florida. As we say in Gainesville, I bleed Orange and Blue."

- Jasen Hicks

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 SRK Tech Talk Shop of the Year
  • 2014 SRK Tech Talk Arcade Stick of the Year: The Panzer Fight Stick
  • 2015 SRK Tech Talk Arcade Stick of the Year: The Panzer Fight Stick 2.0