I'd like to thank Christopher from Xtrac for providing us with the Xtrac Ripper XL for review.
Some people say bigger is better and X-trac seems to believe that when it comes to mouse pads. They have designed one of the biggest mousing surfaces we've ever seen called the X-Trac Ripper XL!
The Xtrac Ripper has a cloth surface and will work with an optical mouse. What makes this mouse pad stand out is its huge size. The pad is bigger than your standard placemat! Actual dimensions are 14" x 17 3/4"!
Above we have your typical sized mouse pad to give some perspective of the extreme enormity of the Ripper XL.
To put the pad through its paces i played various first person shooters such as Far Cry, Unreal Tournament 2004, etc over a period of a few days.
The Ripper has a nice 'gliding feel' to it that feels smoother and slicker that a regular mouse pad and it made gaming all that much more pleasant.
What i really liked about it was the size of the Ripper XL. Because of the huge surface there's no chance of pushing the mouse off of the pad like other regular sized pads. Thus preventing you from getting fragged at a critical point in a game because the mouse slipped off the pad.
All in all the Ripper XL is great choice for the avid gamer looking for the biggest mousing surface available.