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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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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    Raymond Sam

    Raymond Sam

    Raymond is the founder and chief editor of He's been reviewing gaming peripherals since 2017 and has reviewed over 200 mice, keyboards, controllers and other peripherals. He combines the hardware experience with a few thousand hours of DOTA 2, Starcraft , Street Fighter, Overwatch, Apex Legends and Call of Duty under his belt with the intention of adding several more thousand going forward.

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