Hotline Games Mouse Skates Competition Level Review

Hotline Skates - Front packaging

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Hotline Games Competition Mouse Skates provide gamers with a widely available and compatible replacement option that want a little more control.

If you’re looking for maximum glide, I’d suggest taking a look at Hyperglide brand of mouse skates, but for the rest of us non-speed demons Hotline Skates are a great replacement with a little bit of control.

If you’re wondering whether you need replacement feet, check out our post on this here.

Specs & Compatibility

Hotline Games Competition Level Mouse Skates use Silver Treated PTFE, its comprised of machine grade PTFE and mixed with a silver lubricant to improve glide. This kind of material will likely have better glide than most stock skates, but as good as true virgin PTFE.

Currently, Hotline Games has competition skates for pretty much all modern mice, see the full list here.

Unboxing Packaging

Hotline Skates - Contents

Hotline games neatly stuffs their envelopes with individually wrapped packets, in the package you get:

  • 2 or 4 pairs of skates
  • A microfibre cloth
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Promotional marketing material

I wouldn’t expect much more than this given the pricing, the packaging came damage free and pretty quickly, within a week from Hong Kong to Toronto.

Installation

Hotline Skates - Remove old skates

Installation is very straight forward, use a sharp edge to peel your stock feet off of the gaming mouse.

Hotline Skates - First layer off

Some mice have a deceiving second layer of material between the feet and the mouse, this is adhesive, make sure you get to the bare plastic.

Hotline Skates - No feet

If there’s a lot of residue, use the included alcohol wipe to remove and let dry.

Hotline Skates - Alcohol Wipe

From there, it’s a peel and stick situation, line up the pad and press, hold for 30 seconds.

After pressing down for 30 seconds you’re good to go! Just test and make sure your mouse is tracking well and nothing is going to fall off.

Fit

Hotline Skates - Comparison to Stock
Stock on the left, Hotline Competition on the right

The fit is exactly the same as stock, very precise. I didn’t have any issues lining up the feet or any issues with difference in height.

Thickness

Hotline Games Skates come in two heights, 0.28mm or 0.6/0.8mm. Some mice have minimum lift off distances that will do better with thicker skates, thicker skates also will last little longer.

Glide

As mentioned above, glide is not going to be as fast as pure PTFE like Hyperglides, and that’s not really what Hotline Games is after. The Competition line has a good glide, smooth and consistent, but not crazy fast, which is okay for me, I like a little bit of control.

Compared to the G Pro Wireless stock pads, the Hotline skates are little bit faster. Competition skates to take some time to break in, they’ll get faster over time.

For the thicker feet replacements, the edges of the skates are sharp, so they do have some potential of scratching when brand new.

Durability

The Hotline Skates get better with more use, the feet get more worked in and provide a smooth glide for a while. All feet will wear over time, but the Hotline skates don’t seem to be an outlier on either end in terms of durability. At this price, and with 2 pairs, replacements aren’t even that big of an issue when they inevitably wear.

Conclusion & Recommendations

This isn’t a very complicated review, if you’re looking to replace warn out skates and don’t need maximum glide, you can trust the Hotline Skates to deliver consistent glide without much worry about compatibility, they support almost all major models of mice.

Compatibility list

Hotline Games has competition skates for the following models:

  • Logitech G Pro Wireless
  • Logitech G403 / G703
  • Logitech G Pro / G102 / G203
  • Logitech G304 / G305
  • Zowie AM/ FK / FK2 / ZA11 / ZA12 / S1 / S2 / Divina
  • Razer DeathAdder / 2013 / Chroma
  • Logitech G400 / G400s/ MX518 / MX518 Hero
  • Razer Viper
  • Logitech G903
  • Logitech G402
  • Logitech G302
  • Mionix Naos 3100 / 5000 / 7000 / 8200
  • Steelseries Rival 300
  • Logitech G100
  • Logitech G502
  • Logitech G700 / G700s
  • Steelseries Kinzu / Kana / v2 / v3
  • Logitech G900
  • Razer Naga 2014
  • Cyborg R.A.T 3/5/7/9
  • Logitech G302 / G303
  • Glorious Model O / O-
  • Razer DeathAdder Elite
  • Steelseries Rival 600 / 650
  • Mionix Avior 7000 / 8200
  • Logitech G500 / G500s
  • Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown
  • Steelseries Sensei 310
  • Razer Abyssus 2014
  • Zowie EC1-B / EC2-B
  • Logitech G602
  • Razer Ouroboros
  • Zowie ZA13
  • Asus ROG Gladius
  • G-Wolves Skoll / Hati
  • Logitech G1 / MX300
  • Hotline Games Logitech MX Master
  • Cooler Master MM710 / MM711
  • Hyper X Pulsefire
  • Logitech MX518 Hero
  • Razer Taipan
  • Finalmouse Air58
  • Logitech G100s / G90
  • Razer Basilisk / Ultimate
  • Steelseries Rival 310
  • Razer Mamba
  • Logitech MX Anywhere2
  • Roccat Nyth
  • Razer Mamba 5G / TE
  • Steelseries Rival 700
  • Razer Naga Hex / 2012
  • Corsair M65
  • Logitech G604
  • Razer Abyssus
  • Dream Machines – Xai / Sensei Ten / DM1
  • Steelseries Rival 500
  • Steelseries Rival 100 / 110
  • Razer Naga
  • Steelseriees Sensei Ten
  • Logitech MX Master 3
  • Xtrfy M4
  • Steelseries Rival 106
  • Razer Hugan
  • Razer Lancehead
  • Asus GX1000
  • Roccat Tyonh
  • Razer Diamondback 5G
  • Corsair M95
  • Cut your own feet version

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