steelseries is ******* stupid and don't down round the edges of their aftermarket skates. They leave sharp edges on them and it scrapes on your mousepad.
Stock xai skates: FINE
replacement set of xai skates: 100% unusable
Just get some small Intellimouse skates or something and stick them on the bottom, it will really improve it. Smaller skates are far better than the huge ones that come on a lot of mice now like the g400/EC1 etc.
The only aftermarket skates I can recommend are Hyperglides. Corepad are okay too, helpful for rare skates if you need something specific (roccat etc).
Posted on Saturday, 24th March 2012