So, I just opened my Warthog Stick Grip in order to try and fix the z-axis slop, which I thought was caused by a couple of lose screws around the stick base. However what I discovered was much much worse, to say the least!
The base is lose alright, seeing that the flanges holding it in place was snapped. But, as if that wasn’t bad enough, one of the grip halves is littered with hairline fractures in the very metal the stick is made of.
Some quick Googling makes me suspect it’s zinc pest, though I don’t know exactly what alloy the grip is made of. But the symptoms sound very much like it.
So, turns out the paint flaking on the outside, wasn’t caused by my sweaty hands and death grip on the stick afterall, the stick is simply slowly disintegrating
Well, guess I’ll contact TM and hear what they say. I wonder if they have spare parts for sale? Going to need a new grip half and base.
Has anyone here heard of something like this before, I wonder?
Edit: Forgot to add, it’s only this half and the base thats affected, for some reason.
Some pictures of the sick grip: