Both that you cant shift "diagonally; from gear to gear as in many other cars. you sort of have to go sideways in neutral - and it is different from gear to gear and in direction. Yeah we feel the notch bump too - but that in itself is not an issue for us.Adding a weighted shift . . . knob adds momentum to each throw when you shift, so it's basically slamming the shifter through the gate . . .
Can you describe the notchy feeling you've had with your Subies?
Nice knob. Not as expensive as some.Raceseng makes hybrid weighted knobs in multiple styles. It's a combination of Stainless Steel and Delrin. The SS gives it weight (470 grams, almost double the stock weight) while the Delrin is known for it's thermal properties (Cobb shift knobs are Delrin). Pricey but it works.
Raceseng Sphereology - Shift Knob - Subaru - 6 Speed Manual
A weighted knob gives you momentum when shifting, making it easier to move the shift lever.
It takes more energy to move a heavier knob. Sure it carries that energy as momentum. Still not understanding why this might be beneficial. When I shift to the proper location I don't need any extra energy. If I shift to an improper location I am glad I don't have extra energy.
Neither Delrin or Al are "expensive". but nicely finished products generally require extra care and cost and obviously you guys are picky about these parts . . .