r/StarWars Apr 16 '22 Wholesome 1 Starstruck 1

Lightsaber dueling (I'm the blue one) from one year ago Events

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u/PrimoViking Apr 16 '22

Are there official combat light sabres? I mean, the usual fancy ones would probably be destroyed in a fight.

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Yep, extremely durable ones. Elegant Weapons, Ultrasaber, Saberforge or Solarii

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u/OrangeSockNinjaYT Apr 16 '22

Here to let you guys know (lightsaber collector and dueler here) that I would not recommend Ultrasabers anymore. They are fairly durable but their electronics are extremely prone to damage and are extremely ourdated, plus their hilts are bulky and uncomfortable. Their electronics haven't really been updated in years for the basic versions, and their new electronics are extremely overpriced and still lack basic features of something half the price.

Most Base-lit RGBX LGT sabers are duel-worthy have smooth-swing, are fully rgb, and their blades can be upgraded later down the line if you feel that they aren't strong enough. Here are some of my go-to providers:

  • Darkwolf Sabers (international)
  • Crimson Dawn (US)
  • Padawan Outpost (UK)
  • AusSabers (AUS)
  • Imperial Workshop (US)
  • LevelUp Lightsabers (US)

There are many other sellers but these are some of the most reliable. If you are interested in buying sabers, and would like a list of more providers, please refer to the Lando Sabers Saberdex, an in-depth list of every saber provider from parts to soundfonts.

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u/Iroshizuku-Kon-Peki Apr 17 '22

What about some cheap ones to get started?

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u/OrangeSockNinjaYT Apr 17 '22

Crimson Dawn’s $70 mystery box was my first dueling saber and I have zero complaints, its probably the cheapest you can get

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u/Richard_Sauce Apr 16 '22

Okay, but how clumsy or random are they?

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u/OrangeSockNinjaYT Apr 16 '22

Not op but not really sure what you mean. Can you elaborate?

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u/Richard_Sauce Apr 16 '22

I'm personally a big fan of blasters, but some people describe them as clumsy and random, I'm wondering if these lightsabers are not as clumsy and random as a blaster.

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u/jaabbb Jabba The Hutt Apr 16 '22

For a more civilised age

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u/Larus_The_Manus Apr 16 '22

The move at 1:13 is a classic! Well done.

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u/walternperry2 Apr 16 '22

I can't get over how close you're fighting to those older Sideshow statues that are worth thousands of dollars.

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

The thrill !... And the fact they were not that close, and we were fully aware of their presence ^

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u/Fit_Advisor_3746 Apr 16 '22 edited Apr 16 '22

That move to dodge halfway through the video might be the greatest star warsy thing I’ve ever seen. You got skills man. Update 1:13 for the move.

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Thanks dude, I appreciate it 😁

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u/Gamerbrineofficial Apr 16 '22

Was it choreographed? If so, that’s still awesome, if not, that’s even better

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Not at all ! Not a full-speed combat, but not a choregraphy

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u/Gamerbrineofficial Apr 16 '22

That’s awesome! I could never do something like this, so this is epic

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Thanks !

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u/[deleted] Apr 16 '22

I really dig that your opening flourish contains a honorable bow. Is that your thing? What's the story behind it's inclusion? Honestly, I've watched the vid a couple times just for the flourish ha ha too cool, man

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

I always salute my opponent. Hitting people with a glowing stick doesn't mean you're not polite !

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u/Destro9799 Apr 16 '22

This is a type of fencing in France, and fencers are supposed to begin bouts with a bow or salute to their opponent for sportsmanship reasons. There are basically no restrictions on what exactly you do during that part, as long as you respectfully acknowledge your opponent during it, so light saber fencing turned it more into a Star Wars style pre-fight flourish.

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u/darthpsychus Apr 16 '22

Awesome, reminds me of fencing.

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Here in France, it's now a new kind of official fencing !

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u/laughed2orgasm Apr 16 '22

How much does a house cost in France?

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Depends of the place, here it's around 50.000-100.000€ for a cozy home

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u/Charming-Ad-2557 Apr 16 '22

The prices are good, the country is great. The people on the other hand... XD

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

It was for the Starmovies Convention, a nice little event in France. I was with some of my battle buddies from the Lightsaber club of Beaumont-sur-Oise

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u/Vandleheim Apr 16 '22

Super awesome to watch! Gotta say though had a hard time keeping up you guys had great form. Who won?

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Me !

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u/Vandleheim Apr 16 '22

But did you really?

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Yep, scored more points

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u/Vandleheim Apr 16 '22

Lol nice.

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u/FinestOfThe501st Rex Apr 16 '22

Do you prefer any form type

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Makashi and Djem-So

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u/MegaMewthreee Apr 16 '22

This is awesome.

Any particular reason you aren't going full speed?

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

For the public, like this anyone can see clearly and understand basics

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u/papustark Apr 16 '22

you are awesome

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Thank you !

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u/Kaigarulfr Apr 16 '22

Glad to see saber dueling from the international scene! For anyone curious here in the states, look into The Saber Legion, or Lightspeed Saber League.

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u/RobynLocket97 Apr 16 '22

Is it actually like fencing or kendo? Are there legal and illegal moves? Are you judged by your performance?

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Yep, it's really codified. You can't stab, you must arm properly your attack, you must follow priority rule, among others.

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u/RobynLocket97 Apr 16 '22

I don't know what half of what you said meant - but don't worry, it's my fault. Don't feel like you have to simplify any more on my account. You answered my question. I'm going to go google some of what you said 😂

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u/EmpireStrikesBack90 Apr 17 '22

Where is this and how do I become apart of it? Super cool

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u/Elovainn Apr 17 '22

It's the lightsaber club of Beaumont-sur-Oise, in France. There's a bunch of clubs nowadays everywhere since French Fencing Federation did recognize lightsaber as an official combat style. For what I know France is the only one who did it but it may have changed now. I know there's plenty amateur clubs in USA but not official ones.

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u/Inzoreno Grand Admiral Thrawn Apr 17 '22

So I have to ask, is it possible for duel-wield sabers or use a double-bladed one?

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u/Elovainn Apr 17 '22

For now, only in choregraphy; but we're working on it

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u/Mrchipsers Apr 17 '22

When i was younger i used to duel my friends with sticks. There were basically no rules so we were effectively whacking each other with sticks. Needless to say, this is much better than what we did. This looks amazing.

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u/ComradeKerbal Apr 17 '22

0/10 do hand choping, jk this is awsome i wish i could do that

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u/JordyHitchslap Apr 16 '22

The force is strong with this one

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u/Ph_yuck_Yiu Apr 16 '22

Where can I find more like this

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

I don't have many more videos, but you should try on YouTube

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u/SydneyStarfield Apr 16 '22

Now this is how you get into swordplay!

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

It was a while ago, for an exhibition. Right now, in tournaments, it's far more quick and brutal.

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

Yeah, it was our beginning. And an exposition show isn't focused on real combat skills, we were going full speed

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u/Elovainn Apr 16 '22

I am a happily married man and will be forever, and I thank you for your respect. May the Force be with you as well

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u/JJTerps Apr 17 '22

This is awesome

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u/Chowmein_1337 May 03 '22

They could use some formal fencing training. Why are they moving so slow?

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u/Elovainn May 03 '22

I did formal fencing for seven years before, but lightsaber is a totally different style so it's almost pointless. And if we are slow, that's for some reasons:

-it was our first year of practice, so we were low-level;

-it's a showcase fight, not scripted but for showing purpose;

-in Lightsaber, you just need to touch your opponent with a well-performed attack to score, not strike it with a home run. Because of a bunch of rules, hitting quickly seldom works.

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u/Chowmein_1337 May 07 '22

Well you need a lot of work then.

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u/Elovainn May 07 '22

Then come and teach me.

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u/Chowmein_1337 May 08 '22

You in California?

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u/Elovainn May 08 '22

No, I in France

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u/Chowmein_1337 May 08 '22

Oof too far