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Buff, NY Lightsabers and stuff...

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by JediXXL, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm a little behind in things due to kids school and real life stuff. I have a couple sabers on the table right now, but I can make a repair for you.
     
  2. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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    it should hopefully be a minor repair. where they wires attach to the battery pack one saber has the wire half off and wont work and the other is getting there. i can post a pic a i bit to give you an idea of the issue.

    and thank you grand maestro of the saber ways!
     
  3. Solo42986

    Solo42986 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Better hurry up and buy all your bits and pieces from Radio Shack before they shut their doors!
     
  4. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That has to be a NY thing because they are going strong down here in Florida.
     
  5. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    The Shack went bankrupt reports says they are going to close.
     
  6. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And, now for something completely different...[​IMG]
     
  7. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    Just an FYI for people. Chewdooku's lightsaber rental service is open for business again so people can have a light saber to duel with at SWN 2015. I mostly have red but green and blue as well ...along with a saber with color discs for the color you want
     
  8. Solo42986

    Solo42986 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Steve, can I borrow the usual?
     
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  9. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    yeah that shouldn't be a problem
     
  10. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    I will have mine available as well. I have a few to choose from mostly reds, a few blues, a green, a purple, and a light blue one.
     
  11. Rock Nightshifter

    Rock Nightshifter North Ridge Diplomat star 3

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    VERY EXCITED!!! Kenobi's saber will be on it's way from the Custom Saber Shop. Thanks to Master Telsh for providing the extra guidance so I wouldn't make a Padawan mistake when ordering.
     
  12. Scooter42

    Scooter42 Jedi Master star 1

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    Hi - one of the Canadian contingent here! I am looking at an Initiate saber from Ultrasabers (the V4 one) and was wondering what weight and length to purchase. I was inclined towards the Guardian or the Sunrider colour. Thoughts? Comments?
     
  13. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    The Initiate series is a shorter handled lightsaber and works best as a one handed secondary sword or as a padawan saber for younger kids. If you are considering this as a main lightsaber, you may want to consider the Dominix, Aeon, or Apprentice models. Blade length is preference, however, you will want a nicely balanced saber so having too long of a blade will offset the balance considerably. Your balance point should be anywhere from the "choke" area or roughly 3 inches from the emitter end of the hilt to within 1 inch past the emitter end. I keep my balance point right on the choke area - 2-3 inches in from the emitter end of the saber.

    As for color, that's also a personal preference.
     
  14. Scooter42

    Scooter42 Jedi Master star 1

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    Thanks for the advice - appreciate it!
     
  15. Wild Sidewalker

    Wild Sidewalker Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think the location of the balance point is a matter of personal style. Having the balance point 2-3 inches below the emitter is good for duelists whose style is similar to sport fencing where poise, grace, and flare will be emphasized. While a more visually appealing style, sport fencing is abstracted from combat fencing and leaves the duelist highly vulnerable to counter strikes. A higher balance point, put closer to the emitter or just above it by longer blades, is better for more aggressive combat styles where the duelist prefers greater reach and power behind their stroke.

    So, if you're emulating Obi-wan Kenobi, go for a shorter blade. But if you want to be more like Mace Windu, go for a longer blade.
     
  16. Rock Nightshifter

    Rock Nightshifter North Ridge Diplomat star 3

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    The Saber is in!!!! Now I must complete my training and paint and wire it. Thanks for all the help Jon. Hoping to have it to bring for the March meeting.
     
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  17. Otto_den_Ktulu

    Otto_den_Ktulu North Ridge Event Coordinator star 5 Staff Member Moderator

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    The biggest issue I've noticed for the Initiate hilt using a longer blade, is that the LED isn't as powerful, so the light doesn't shine up the blade as much. I prefer the smaller hilt as well, but the lack of light going up the blade is a problem.
     
  18. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    The LEDs used in the initiate are the same as the other sabers offered. I find that the longer the blade is, there is a dead spot 3/4 down the blade and a flare at the end of the blade due to the reflective disk on the blade tip. Most of the LEDs used have been in the 3W range and are plenty bright. Blade length and proper diffusion make a huge difference in how the illuminated blade will look. This is another reason that I recommend slightly shorter blades (aside from my own preference in balance).

    Of course, there are other tips and tricks that can be played to brighten a saber, such as over clocking the LED (i.e. - a 5W LEDEngin Amber that I had previously installed is rated at 1A output, but can be safely run at 1.5A. I ran it at 1.3A with no problem...except I didn't care for the color and preferred the Luxeon Rebel III Amber instead.)
     
  19. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    BB-8 is here!
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  20. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    Anyone else in need of lightsaber rental besides ....marty..the swannie boys...and bill R
     
  21. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Aug 30, 2002
    Mindy is going to need a red saber for SWN please!
     
  22. Rock Nightshifter

    Rock Nightshifter North Ridge Diplomat star 3

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Aiden would if you had one left.
     
  23. Wild Sidewalker

    Wild Sidewalker Jedi Knight star 4

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    Lightsaber rental?
     
  24. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    OK ...duelie noted
     
  25. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    I know they're not always duel-worthy, but I'm really happy the Force FX line is coming back (so long as the quality hasn't tanked. :p)

    I reckon this one will either be stupid popular, or inspire a lot of videos of customers destroying them in various ways. :p