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Perfect..if it didn't fall off during use
By hee1kickI fond of this product. I got large hands, and this makes the controllers much more comfortable for me. Also, it is useful sometimes for being more accurate. Espec. in shooters. But, I find it also helps with "flashy passes" in Nba2k14, and aiming shots in #IDarb.
The Hoops Freek is my favorite set, because I prefer the convex shape, and I really like the way the grip feels on it (especially compared to the other designs I've tried, which was a few others). These days the Vortex is nice, too. But, i been using the basketball ones for a few years, so i have them on the xb360 and the xb1.
But, there is a big CON on the new xb1 models. The dang things pop off occasionally while I am playing. At least once an hour, and that is just playing Nba 2k against the computer. It happens more often during more intense games. I haven't played any shooters lately, but, i think it would come off a lot on a fast-pace shooter like Halo multiplayer. It pops off pretty frequently during #IDARB online.
On the 360 they never popped off once. Which is good, because taking them off and on is potentially damaging to your controller. I had a little piece break off from the edge of the analog pad one time when removing or fastening a Freek, don't remember which. But, it bugs me every time I use that controller.
So, having to fasten the XB1 Freeks more often, I am worried about damaging those controllers, too.
And even ignoring all that, it is annoying to have them pop off in the middle of a game. I was playing #IDarb online the other day, and this problem caused a key goal against me.
If there wasn't this problem, I would give the product 5 stars, like i did on the 360 models. But, this is a big detraction. Still, it is better than not having Freeks.
I hope the design is improved to eliminate this problem. If it is fixed i'll get another pair.
By RyanWonderful Grip & Like a Real Basketball