These are a new, more budget friendly option for adding a Steelbowl to your N64 controller.
The process and materials I use to make these are identical to the A-Grade bowls but they do differ in two key ways.
The Plastic outer bowl is not a genuine OEM part but instead I use an aftermarket part made by Kitsch-Bent.
The Steel bowl has not had the heat-treatment applied and as a result is not hardened. Otherwise identically machined and just as highly polished, they’re just not quite as hard or scratch resistant.
These two small compromises make the parts less complicated to source and the bowls considerably less work to finish. That’s reflected in the price.
They shouldn’t really perform noticeable different to the A-Grade bowls, especially for more casual play and provide similar durability benefits when installed in an otherwise completely OEM joystick. (Compatible with OEM N64 joystick modules, Kitsch-Bent aftermarket joystick parts etc
If you grab one to experiment, let me know how you like it!
Includes 1x KB Joystick bowl with Polished Steel bowl installed.
Includes Small Tube of Superlube (Silicone/PTFE Grease)