So, I've got an interesting setup, normally I use a trackball, but lately I've been using a razer naga. But since I picked up the deathadder from bestbuy (that and a $50 steam card for 49.99, sweet deal) it hasn't been tracking well on my "mouse pad" a bamboo cutting board. Never had issues with any other mice, and the DA works well on clothed or normal mouse pads. I was curious to why this sucks on my bamboo mouse pad whereas my old naga works perfectly fine. Oh and if there's a fix or I just have to suck it up and use a normal mouse pad.
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The Deathadder is an optical mouse so it doesn't work on every surface. Your Naga is a laser mouse which is why it does. Optical mice have better performance but you have obviously experienced the drawback.