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Author Topic: Grab Bag Commentary for First Time Buyers  (Read 95991 times)
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« Reply #465 on: October 26, 2018, 12:15:51 PM »

I don't know what that guy was talking about. I have a friend who has a SRD prophecy with a HG blade and He (and I) love the color.
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« Reply #466 on: October 26, 2018, 05:21:01 PM »

I think someone was confused over the difference between a heavy grade blade and an Ultraedge blade. Both clear and Ultraedge blades can be either midgrade or heavy grade. The only thing that will affect the color is the translucent white of an Ultraedge. Heavy grade won't affect the color. I have both midgrade and heavy grade clear blades and the color is exactly the same.

Realistically, there are only two reasons to buy a heavy grade blade: you plan to beat something with it (other sabers, trees, whatever) or you like the look of a skinnier blade. A transparent heavy grade blade will have a thinner look to it when lit because the tube is thicker. Otherwise, midgrade blades are good. My current favorite blade is a midgrade 32-inch clear, as I'm tall and I hit the ceiling less when spinning a 32 than I do a 36. Wink Though, for some of my heavier hilts, (like my Emperor's Hand) I have a 32-inch heavy grade in them for balance. They balance well with a 36-inch midgrade, but not as much with a 32-inch midgrade.
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« Reply #467 on: December 14, 2018, 06:27:24 PM »

I've heard and seen pics of people breaking electronics during duels, including the AAA battery packs in stunts. But, they're easy and cheap to fix/replace.

I couldn't find the AA LiIon battery packs on the site, mine is half snapped making the connection difficult, am I just looking in the wrong places?
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« Reply #468 on: December 14, 2018, 01:40:30 PM »

4xAAA battery holder-under electronics
This is what's in a normal stunt saber
https://ultrasabers.com/product/4-aaa-battery-holder/

LiIon battery holder-under sound
https://ultrasabers.com/product/2x-14500-li-ion-battery-holder-speaker-combo/
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« Reply #469 on: December 15, 2018, 05:05:04 AM »

4xAAA battery holder-under electronics
This is what's in a normal stunt saber
https://ultrasabers.com/product/4-aaa-battery-holder/

LiIon battery holder-under sound
https://ultrasabers.com/product/2x-14500-li-ion-battery-holder-speaker-combo/

Just a note for US Li-ion packs with the speaker holder combo. They are sold this way because the speaker holder is a de-facto support to keep it from rattling around in the hilt like the AAA-holder does in a stunt saber. That 1/4" lip at the end catches into the pommel grooves to hold it secure.

Personal comment: I've had one of my diamond controller sabers cut out in practice, because the usb connector on the board made contact with the inside of the hilt and shut the card down. A piece of tape over that solved that problem and hasn't happened since. Velcro probably would help too, but it could slip and let that happen again. Tape or velcro would also help to keep the batteries from falling out too, if that hasn't been mentioned in this thread.
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« Reply #470 on: December 26, 2018, 02:14:30 PM »

http://imgur.com/jbhzPjA
http://imgur.com/4Xup3zX

These are the grab bag sabers I received recently. They seem pretty awesome so far.

Can anyone tell me if these are a particular named model that is sold or if they’re just kind of a generic saber that was made as a one-off?

Also I can feel the batteries/harness sliding back and forth as I use them. Any advice on if I can maybe stuff something in there or otherwise stop that motion?
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« Reply #471 on: December 26, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »

So the grab bags are just stunts while the mystery are stunts leading up to sound?
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« Reply #472 on: December 26, 2018, 04:50:48 PM »

So the grab bags are just stunts while the mystery are stunts leading up to sound?

Yes, but with grab bags, you can chose blade color but with the mystery boxes, you can get up to a Diamond controller. There’s also a $200.00 mystery box with guaranteed sound sabers
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« Reply #473 on: December 26, 2018, 06:12:13 PM »

http://imgur.com/jbhzPjA
http://imgur.com/4Xup3zX

These are the grab bag sabers I received recently. They seem pretty awesome so far.

Can anyone tell me if these are a particular named model that is sold or if they’re just kind of a generic saber that was made as a one-off?

Also I can feel the batteries/harness sliding back and forth as I use them. Any advice on if I can maybe stuff something in there or otherwise stop that motion?


The gold & silver saber looks like an Apprentice LE V4 with windows and silver AV switch. The Black Anodized one looks like a Dark Sentinel V4 with windows and silver av switch. Both nice sabers to have received from grab bags.

As for ways to stop the battery pack rattling around. There's several ways to do this. Many take some of the plastic bubble wrap from the packaging you received and use that to fill up the empty hilt space. I went to the hardware store and got some 1-1/4" pvc pipe cut to size and fit around the battery pack and that keeps it snug for me. Others cut cardboard discs out of the delivery box and stack them to fit in the hilt, or felt, or even some cloth from an old shirt. Whatever you have handy and don't mind using for the purpose will work fine.
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« Reply #474 on: March 18, 2019, 04:57:32 PM »

As interested in the grab bag sabers as i can be, my question is for the build your own trying to get a second saber but i see that the sound option is gone?
how do I get a saber with sound?
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« Reply #475 on: March 18, 2019, 11:41:48 AM »

As interested in the grab bag sabers as i can be, my question is for the build your own trying to get a second saber but i see that the sound option is gone?
how do I get a saber with sound?

when you click a specific hilt all the options are there including sound.
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« Reply #476 on: March 18, 2019, 06:50:51 PM »

You have to go for a mystery box not a grab bag if you want sound.  They are two different things.  Guaranteed mystery box with sound is $200.

https://ultrasabers.com/product/mystery-box/

Select it from the drop down.
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« Reply #477 on: April 30, 2019, 10:18:03 AM »

Here's what I got in my first Grab Bag!



Dark Initiate v4 with windows and AV switch.

It's given me a chance to experience windows and an AV switch without having to pay for them.  Also it came in a color I never would have chosen and ended up loving!  I feel like it's helping form my choices for my future dream saber build.
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« Reply #478 on: June 25, 2019, 02:35:52 PM »

I have to whole heartedly Agree, Hence why I went with the Dark Apprentice V5 with Basic sound and TRI Fire Orange for myself, for my first purchase. I decide not to go full blown every extra just yet, and a Mystery box for my Granddaughter who is eight who already had my search for Pink O-rings and I’ll probably paint her pommel some shade of pink, so no matter what she’ll be overjoyed and it will be unmistakably hers, she’ll put it through its paces, and has she grows and shows she can be responsible, I’ll let her get and upgrade… the only sad thing is my homemade Dyi saber now retired to the shelf after some 40 years of events.. It’s lasted longer than two cars… I hope my ultra-sabers can as well
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« Reply #479 on: June 29, 2019, 10:09:31 AM »

 I'm big fan  of Star Wars, Going to the upcoming movie in  character been A Dream of mine turned bucket list. I tend to lean dark while the Mrs. leans to the light. since they will be hanging from a belt mostly having all the bells and whistles  not a priority at the moment. Seems it also  would be a good practical beginners saber to learn to spin  and move. the ultimate saber "for me" the Shock all decked to with every bell and whistle is over $600. so I'll learn to spin on a $65 dollar one and I won't Cringe as much dropping it repeatedly. I like the shock  because f the removable emitter and pommel  so I can change the look of it easily enough
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