Zippyy joystick with Picade kit - shaft length?

I’m thinking of replacing the Zippyy joystick that came with my Picade kit. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but there are better, looser and less clicky premium ones available.

As far as I can see, the Zippyy stick is basically a clone of the Seimitsu LS-32.

But what’s the length of the shaft on the supplied Zippyy stick? Other sites seem to suggest there are long 4,4cm and short 2.2cm shaft versions - If I was at home I’d just measure it, but I’m not, so was wondering if anyone could tell me?

I don’t want to go ahead and get the 4.4cm Seimitsu replacement to then find out it blocks out half my picade screen!


Ah, no worries, I’ve measured it now.

The answer is 4.4cm.

This is a nice selection.

That is a nice selection!

I am amazed by the number of different joystick balltops they have too - I really like the 8-ball one, but it’s not really in keeping with the theme of the rest of my cab, now, if they had one that looked like a Pacman…

I generally use, just because they are UK based like me, and have been very reliable in the past. I’ll have a good trawl through paradisearcade’s website though as they seem to have a much larger selection of stuff.


Like this ball top?

LOL! Yes!

Although I had in my mind a normal round ball, with the pacman eyes and mouth just in black, but the cut-away version looks better (not sure if it would be too comfotable to use though!)

Nice find!

Thanks for providing the measurement.