New! Samducksa created the Quick Release variant of this awesome lever so you can simply slide the shaft up, unlock it from the base, and store it safely during transport. This feature, popularized by "The Link" by PhreakMods on Sanwa and Seimitsu levers, has come to be an FGC favorite since it eliminates the possibility of bent shafts during transit.
The Samducksa / Crown CWL-303-DX Crazy Dong Pal Lever was designed by Korean Tekken Player Crazy Dong Pal and manufactured by Samducksa in Korea. Samducksa describes this particular:
The Crazy DongPal Lever has a 12mm shorter shaft than the conventional 30X series levers with great directional input, neutrality, and elasticity. Internal parts were refined to improve reliability for accurately hitting inputs.
- Smaller Actuator that allows for tighter corners
- Low profile collar, fits in any fight stick case that supports a JLF/Seimitsu
- Requires 43mm clearance from the collar top to the low point on the lever.
- Fits: PFS3i and PFS Aluminium Cases
For years, companies like Sanwa and Seimistsu have dominated the Fight Stick and Arcade Stick market due to many top players hailing from Japan. The majority of exported cabinets brought to the United States were Japanese, therefore these levers gained market dominance as favorites over the US HAPP/IL standard. Samducksa / Crown in Korea, however, focused heavily on their local Arcade Scene manufacturing cabinets, levers, and other amusement parts that stayed on the Korean peninsula for years. As Tekken, a Korean favorite, grew in popularity and the Korean FGC started traveling abroad, Korean levers made their way to the FGC writ large and have established a significant user base.