Lightsabers & Blasters Parks sabers

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  1. agfstyrer Jedi Knight

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    can the sabers from parksabers take a beating or do they breake easily. i dont wanna spend 295 dollars on something that breakes right away




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  2. Ahhnuld Jedi Knight

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    Hey agfstyrer,
    I sent you a PM.
  3. JediRacer Jedi Grand Master

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    I own two Parks Sabers, and they are pretty durable. The EL blade lights up nicely, and you can hit things all day long. But remember, they are props, and really shouldn't be used for combat situations. I don't know what you plan to do with yours..

    Look around this forum, there are tons of threads about Parks Sabers.
  4. agfstyrer Jedi Knight

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    i would like to know if they can take a beating or just buy the props and then get a durable saber
  5. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    What sort of beating though? Are you going to be sparring with them, or hitting the hilts together, throwing the hilts around??? It all depends on what you want to do.

    I don't own one, but I've seen one and other than the electronics on the outside and the plastic hilt bottom it seemed very sturdy.

    If you just plan to duel, then they should work just fine. Be any saber won't stand up to be thrown around too much.

    I take it they are going to be used in a Fan Film? If so, them make sure your prop and the fighting saber look the same. It would look really cheesey to have a Jedi with a Park on his belt, then start fighting with a plastic toy, or even another Park of a different design.
  6. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    I have a few Parks on my own, and they are very well made. I still have a hard time justifying dueling with them, though. I spent alot of money on them and don't want to risk snapping a blade or bending a hilt.

    If this is for a fanfilm, I recommend much cheaper ways of doing it. In mine we used PVC stunt sabers and blades, and hardware sabers for the 'hero' versions. Let me know if you need me to explain anything further.
  7. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    You can even take the toy sabers and modify them a little. Add a better paint job, some weathering, and you're probably good for a FF.
  8. agfstyrer Jedi Knight

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    how big are those sabers from parksabers i mean hasbroes version is like pretty big for a kid you know
  9. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    Parks sabers are the actual size a saber should be, much smaller than the Hasbro versions.
  10. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, that's always bugged me about the Hasbro sabers. You would think that they would be smaller to accomidate smaller hands, but guess not. *shrugs*
  11. agfstyrer Jedi Knight

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    i dont wanna use the hasbro sabers when theyre that big. i have got some questions 1: i saw a ring on some of the sabers so you can like hang em' on a hook but on the m2 and the shadow i cant find it. are they there?? are there cheaper solutions than parksabers that are just as good
  12. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    As far as I know, most Parks come with Comtec clips, which require a clip to go on the belt, much like a cell phone clip.
  13. Raef_Wolfe Jedi Master

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    My brother has a PS, it's really good-but only fight a ps with a ps. They were sparring with wodden dowels before, then he got his ps, so they stopped. For a fanfilm, they would work well, but the blade wiggles a lil cause it's plastic.
  14. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    As far as I know, most Parks come with Comtec clips, which require a clip to go on the belt, much like a cell phone clip.

    Some of Parksabers have D-Rings, other have Covertec's.

    From what I hear, if you order one with a covertec, you get the clip for free.
  15. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    Covertec, sorry :)

    Yeah, you do get the clip free, but beware trying to get another one. My friend went through a heck of a time at C2 trying to get a replacement.
  16. Doright Jedi Grand Master

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    You can usually get them on Ebay for 10-15 bucks. Everytime I've looked I've found at least a couple of auctions for them.
  17. Forcebewitya Jedi Master

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    I recently was at a comic con in Chicago and Park sabers was there. They did a demo on the different models they had, part of it was that "you can hit 'em as hard as you want. Mr. Parks said that he even has taken them against a wall and they didn't break.

    Forcebewitya!
  18. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    He has also run over a blade back and forth with his car. That's where he gets the term 'unbreakable' on the back of his shirts.
  19. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    Hmmmm, if I had 500 I'd buy two and test that theory. Does is guarantee they won't break?
  20. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    Instead of buying 2 you could just by teh double helix and seperate it.
  21. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    There's no guarantee, because I know people have broken them before.
  22. JediG60racer Jedi Master

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    They're polycarbonate, of course you can break them. One person I know who's broken them (multiple times) is a fellow kendo student who is used to using a much heavier bokken sword, and he just kills the Parks blades. The other one I saw broken was due to someone trying to see if it would bend 180* (it won't, don't try it). Idiot.

    For all practical purposes, they're extremely durable. Most people would never have a problem with them. I've been wailing on my Parks sabers for years, and they've been just fine. I just know the difference between my Parks saber and a katana blade... metal takes more punishment than plastic, so I am not quite as rough on my Parks as I am with a real sword. But I do use the Parks sabers often when I'm sparring my favourite partner (my wife is an excellent kendo student) :)
  23. Q99213 Jedi Master

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    Well I work with both a bokken and katana often, so I guess I should be careful :p
  24. Jedi_Outcast77 Jedi Master

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    Is Kendo a form of Martial Arts or is it a style of sword fighting?
  25. dan005e Jedi Knight

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    Kendo is Japenese sport sword combat. It is fun to do but can be expensive when you start. Mainly the cost comes from when you buy the gear.

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