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 on: Today at 02:20:51 PM 
Started by Caspien - Last post by Maestro Jones
First, we need pics.

Second, those are certainly worth it.  With MBs anything is possible, even Diamond sabers.  The AA setup is a recent thing due to the lack of AAA battery holders on hand.  I believe they have AAA holders but are saving them for LEDs that need a greater power output than a AA setup would provide.  As to the balance of the initiate, the blade length most certainly affects the balance of the saber.  I love the initiate size hilts.  With a 24" blade, they remind me of the batons the police carried in "Futurama".

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 on: Today at 01:58:42 PM 
Started by MVHI JEDI - Last post by ThreadJack
The Raven will be back in stock at some point, I'm sure.US hasn't been in the habit of discontinuing hilts for some years now. Not since the V3's came out has this happened, and that was 8 years ago now, so it being discontinued is very unlikely. It's just a victim of the many supply issues they're having at the moment.

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 on: Today at 01:54:38 PM 
Started by Caspien - Last post by Caspien
Update on my sabers.. they're here.. somehow.. ?

I wasn't aware Fedex delivered on the 4th of July.. but there ya go.. *Shrug*


Result of 3 mystery boxes has produced some interesting results (no video.. I'm not someone that posts to Youtube.. *shrug*):

First saber is an Initiate v4 with silver AV switch... blazing orange... BUT.. is a 2 AA battery setup.. ? Wasn't aware that was even a thing. *Shrug*
It's similar to my wife's Initiate, cept this one has no emitter windows. Something about it doesn't feel that balanced in the hand.. not really sure why, since I love my wife's Initiate v5. Maybe it's blade.. feels like maybe it should be a bit shorter for this hilt. *Shrug*

Second saber is an Aeon v2 with silver AV, consular green. Definitely a fan.. it's simple, but elegant.. it's also much thinner hilt, but it's longer than the others we have. Makes for a good feeling 2 hander. Feels like a slight weight added to the pommel would make it balanced out just a little more, and shift the balance point further down the hilt, more towards the switch. Still.. I like it.


At this point, I was just assuming everything would be an inexpensive hilt, with only an AV upgrade... (that's what I'd get for pestering UltraSaber employees, I guess)... BUT...


The 3rd one is an Aeon LE v3, with silver AV, and a Tri Cree guardian blue upgrade. I wasn't even aware getting a tri-cree was even possible with mystery boxes... So that's a nice bonus.

One other thing, is that the Aeon LE v3 has a different texture than the other sabers. It's definitely got a slightly rougher texture, which gives it a nice grip. Not sure if that's by design, or on accident, but I'm a fan of it. It rests in the hand a bit better, due to the fact that the hilt is a bit thicker.. so it balances a bit better than the others. Still feels like it could use a slightly larger pommel to give it a bit more on the hand end.

Overall, now comes the real question.. were these sabers worth it? Every one of the sabers sells for more than what I paid for it.. so in that aspect.. yes. However, that said, the one I do like the most, IS the Aeon LE V3. That tri cree brightness is nothing to scoff at, and makes my daughter's apprentice single LED Blue, just look downright dim in comparison. So, the Tri cree was a nice upgrade to the saber.


Will I order more UltraSabers in the future? Probably. However, for now, I'm going to give them time to catch up with orders, and go let my wife and daughter decide which saber they want from this order... the Aeon LE v3 is mine Smiley




~ Casp







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 on: Today at 01:45:04 PM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by DarthRondoudou
Yup.  Heís a pretty cool kid!
Mine is two and a half and he already love lightsabers =D

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 on: Today at 01:05:03 PM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by Maestro Jones
Okay, Here is an odd update from me.

I got the bug hard and I ordered on May 11th (MB), then May 16 (MB), then an even bigger order on June 26th (2xMB+DIv2).

My June 26th order now says it is complete and I have a tracking number. Today is July 4th, expected delivery date is July 8th.
Awesome shipping speed.

However, both my orders for May are still Processing. I am a little bit lost on what is going on with this, though I am happy I will be getting something soon.
According to my account, I have orders from 2/24/2019, 4/15/2019, 5/3/2019, 8/16/2019, 8/28/2019, and 5/6/2020 all still pending.  Only one of those is actually pending and that is 5/6/2020 (Princess Pre-order).  All of the other orders were received a long time ago.  In fact, all of those "pending" orders were sent with another order.  It is very possible that those other two orders are finished and are being shipped with your 6/26/2020 order.  US occasionally does this when you have spaced out orders that happen to be completed at the same time.  They just don't indicate that on the account.

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 on: Today at 12:37:47 PM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by Starflicker
Okay, Here is an odd update from me.

I got the bug hard and I ordered on May 11th (MB), then May 16 (MB), then an even bigger order on June 26th (2xMB+DIv2).

My June 26th order now says it is complete and I have a tracking number. Today is July 4th, expected delivery date is July 8th.
Awesome shipping speed.

However, both my orders for May are still Processing. I am a little bit lost on what is going on with this, though I am happy I will be getting something soon.

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 on: Today at 12:35:02 PM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by Caspien
Casp, why should we take this at face value? You telling people you went "digging" isnt the same as providing proof you did.

Most of your claims here are legit fine and pretty reasonable and easy to believe. But the explination you provided about wages is absolutely gross.

*Shrug* I knew after I removed a lot of the data to protect some peeople's personal stuff that someone wouldn't believe it, and I'm perfectly fine with you not believing me.

As for the wages, I used that as an example of how an entire employment package isn't measured entirely based on their hourly wage. Some employers pay low, but cover things like a company car, insane insurance coverage, 401k, bonuses, etc.. heck, if you look at the wage of some high end executives at large fortune 500 companies, they often get paid extremely low amounts (hourly) but then have insane bonuses and golden parachutes.

As for 'proof'? How do I have any proof that the people I talked with were honest? They all could have lied about everything, sure, but, as with me.. why WOULD they?

I could give names of the people I talked with, sure.. but they weren't answering "on the record", and I never told them I was going to post what they said. (Hence why I didn't)

What information was given to me, was done so in a friendly manner, and it's really not my place to provide information that would/could put a strain on their lives. How, you may ask?

Well, for starters, there might be an NDA they are required to sign, for employment.. it's pretty standard in any industry that has tech involved. Unfortunately, NDAs are often written in such a vague fashion, simply discussing how the break room is laid out can be grounds for termination..  and companies often have to enforce them, for them to ever stick, when needed.

Do I know if they signed NDAs? Nope. So it's probably best for me to leave any personally identifiable information out of this.

Also, as I said before.. I've been very critical of the seemingly lack of customer support that is ongoing, right now... So why on earth would I bother to make stuff up, to defend them?

Also.. what would be enough information to "prove" the data? Names? Home phone numbers? (Again, I have personal boundary issues when looking for answers) Would I have to get a signed statement?

So.. like I said in my original post. Believe me, don't believe me.. *shrug* I've got nothing to gain out of this.


~ Casp


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 on: Today at 12:03:21 PM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by BaliMawr
Dark hilt with orange blade... A young man with taste!

Yup.  Heís a pretty cool kid!

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 on: Today at 11:17:48 AM 
Started by rezeb360 - Last post by DOA40


And there's always one or two idiots that blow a couple of their fingers off doing stupid stuff with fireworks.  While some are accidents (at least I hope they are), where there was premature detonation, I think some people are also not very truthful about their injuries.

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 on: Today at 10:54:56 AM 
Started by Darkhorse V - Last post by Jedi_Phoenix
After loading and stacking the split wood from an oak that came down in our yard last year, my son finally saved up enough to order his second Dark Initiate LE stunt with fire orange blade.  And he hasnít even received his first one yet (5/15).  Heís 12, so Iím proud of his exercise in planning, delayed gratification, and patience.  He doesnít know that I already have a silver quick disconnect coupler for him.  Should be sweet.  Iím thinking that the short hilts should allow him to work with his 32Ē blades. 

From one dad to another, I salute you both.   Cool

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