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Good joystick with a room for improvement (01 May 2020)

First of all, I'd like to say the joystick is good. The buttons and the stick are clicky and responsive. The assembly is very easy. I also like the option to position the joystick on the right and buttons on the left and a switch to rewire second button to Up.
But there are still some issues I'd like it to be improved upon.
1. Disable the 2nd button action if it's wired to Up button. Currently it presses 2nd button along with Up simultaneously, giving unexpected effect in some games (Street Hassle on ZX Specturm as an example).
2. Do not disable Up button when it's wired to 2nd button. I really don't see a reason to.
3. Add some weight to the joystick. I ended up adding plasticine inside, because the joystick would wiggle on the table like crazy.
4. Even with extra weight, it will benefit from suction cups on the bottom instead of rubber pads. After adding weight it stopped leaning to the right, but still does lean up and down a bit. Since I use it for ZX Spectrum games, I don't always grip the panel with my free hand, I need it to press additional buttons on the keyboard.