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Spring Swapping

Spring Swapping. It's not a new concept. Steno users with hobbyist keyboards do this all the time. Should I? Should you invest your time, money, and effort into swapping your springs? It depends on your skill level. If you are a beginner, swapping to lighter springs will probably just frustrate you more. Accuracy is really important. Light springs can help with speed, but it can come at the cost of accuracy. Maybe wait until you start to get better before swapping out your springs. If you are more advanced, consider swapping your springs. They are a life saver. Your fingers will thank you. Your wrists will praise you. Why? Why do we swap springs? The simple answer is that it's just easier to press lighter keys. Switch weights add up cumulatively. Pressing two 60 gram switches with one hand puts 120 grams of force on that hand. This happens because of a phenomena called physics. Lighter springs help alleviate this. Where to buy Great. Where can I find light springs? Check out  t