I was like "damn, I can't miss this training session, I've got to do something about it"...so this is what I've managed to put together with a bunch of scrap parts and some leftovers from my previous custom-stick in roughly a hour and a half (I knew he used to love the TAC2/Competition PRO-style controllers back in the days so that's what inspired the design):
not as polished as I would have liked but not too shabby either for just a couple hours of work. I'll prolly tweak it a bit next week and get it painted.
By the way, You can either keep it in your right hand Konix Speedking-style (hence the lateral button, you'd push it with your right thumb while holding the stick with your left hand) or place it on a table/desk and use it just like any other arcade-stick.
For those who're curious I got the "Challenge Court" logo from an old tennis shirt I used to wear in the 90's (it belonged to some overly colorful line of clothing made by Nike that Andre Agassi used to wear back then), I just folded it and scanned the huge print on the back lol.
So yeah, does anybody need a joystick for the Days? :P
EDIT: the SWOS Italian team shirt has finally arrived ("Retrieving" is my nickname in the SWOS scene):
shit just got real!