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BlackPanther
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« on: October 09, 2017, 08:28:41 AM »

Greetings ive been a fan for years and am finally pulling the trigger on purchasing a saber, however my question is what is a good saber for dueling.... Personally I want the Omen however would that be ideal for dueling? Most of the videos on it talk about its looks and how heavy it can be. I did see one review where he made mention that the claws could pose a possible safety issue. Hopefully someone on here could help me in making my informed decision on which would be the best for dueling
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Lord Bladewraith
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 11:06:10 AM »

Greetings, BlackPanther! Congratulations on entering the realm of Ultrasabers and Saberforum. The Sentinel is a highly respected hilt around these parts for dueling, as is the Arbiter. Both are easy to grip and maintain control.

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My sabers: Consular, Electrum Wind, Apprentice LE V3, Dominix V3, Liberator V3, Dark Prophecy V3, Graflex CE, Bellicose, Fulcrum, Lost Gray, Archon 2.1, Guardian, Manticore, Arbiter, Dark Sentinel LE, Prophecy V3, Emperor's Hand, Chosen One CE, Dark Mantis, Crimson Scorpion, Malice, Archon 3.1, Dark Arbiter, Shock LE, Initiate LE V4, Flamberge V2, Azure Omen, Curved Azure Reaper

My wishlist: Pair of Menace CE's, Catalyst, Dark Shock LE, The Bane

Mimiaga
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 09:42:16 AM »

Agreed with LB on the Sentinel. The Dominix/Aeon are also great for fighting. When it comes to using sabers for dueling, the less flash the better. I would recommend not using anything too fancy if you want to get good fights in. You're paying a premium for something you're going to cover with your hands. Any of the simple hilts will do just as well in fight as a Graflex will. Just my thoughts.
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BlackPanther
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 12:21:21 PM »

My apologies Lord bladewraitb I have since posted and acknowledgement on the rules page. And you say the sentinel.... Hmmm.... I just really want that Omen but both you and mimiga have made valid points any tips on practicing ?
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Seblaise
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 12:25:53 PM »

My apologies Lord bladewraitb I have since posted and acknowledgement on the rules page. And you say the sentinel.... Hmmm.... I just really want that Omen but both you and mimiga have made valid points any tips on practicing ?

Depending of your style ... The AEON V2 could be a good choice because of its smaller diameter ... Very good for a fencing style Wink
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:22:09 PM »

My apologies Lord bladewraitb I have since posted and acknowledgement on the rules page. And you say the sentinel.... Hmmm.... I just really want that Omen but both you and mimiga have made valid points any tips on practicing ?


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Guardianofwinds
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 08:19:45 AM »

Here is my advice. Look up reviews for the sabers you want on YouTube. Preferably by people who fight with them. Most of them will echo comments made above as to the less flash the better. Personally i have a dark standard issue grab bag from '2010 that has no knobs,buttons, or ilk that would get in the way. It's got a pretty good balance point. As for practicing, you will need to find someone to practice with and invest some time and money into finding good protective equipment. Bruised knuckles are no fun. A few places you can check out if you are new to this are: TPLA (Terra Prime light Armory) -They have an online training program and TONS of awesome material, They all frequent these boards and chime in from time to time.  The Second i'd reccomend is: TSL (The Saber legion) They are as far as i know in several countries and have charters just about everywhere. Third: Bendu lightsaber academy. I personally love their material and find it fascinating, especially their take on Soresu. Lastly, you'll want to facebook search your city/country/state/whatever for any local groups. Believe me, there maybe several people already thinking like you and would love to have another saber enthusiast.

Like they said, practice and practice often. Seek out any local Kumdo/Kendo/Kung fu/etc schools for training. There is only so much you can learn from videos.

oh, by the way. Welcome to what i call "The addiction" . You may have just bought one, but soon it'll be several
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MavRick
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 05:13:08 PM »

IMO: the best saber for dueling is the Aeon V3, hands down. It has perfect choke points for grip and spinning. Its not flashy but for comfort and dueling it has it where it counts. For dueling less is more. 
 Now, if the Omen calls to you by all means get it. If you want to duel with it. I would suggest that you also buy a different emitter ( the part that holds the blade)  to use for that from the parts sec. For example the Arbiter emitter to go with it.
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Sabers I own:                                           
 Consular in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Archon in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Prophecy in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Guardian in GB
 AeonV3 in GB
 Dark standard issue in BR w/vert grooves
 Dark Apprentice in AB (Freebee!)
 Sentinel LE V4 w/windows in SY
Wish list: Sound in my Guardian ;Graphlex SE in tri-artic blue w/bronze buttons ;Dark Prophecy in PO w/dark catalyst pommel ;Manticore in EG high pommel ;Shock LE in DVA

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 10:25:33 AM »

In general sabers with claws or large protrusions are not good for dueling. I have an Omen and I duel with the Saber Legion and never the two shall meet. The cross pieces on the Omen are very hard edges and pose a very high risk to blades and people involved.
For heavy dueling I use a pair of Around V4s and a very modified Flamberge. I have a Scorpion that feels good in my hands but it is the clawed version so I don't use it much.
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Azure Reaper- Emerald and Obsidian
Crimson Scorpion- CG w/ Obsidian
Phantasm V4- both LE hilts w/ windows in FO
Monarch- Nickel finish BR
Azure Omen- AB
Dark Standard Issue w/ verticle lines- CG
Flamberge LE - BR w/ Obsidian

Edon Bluewolf
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 10:21:17 PM »

Completely agree with Mav and firehand.  If you have your heart set on an Omen, I would buy a separate, simpler emitter to put on it when dueling.  A manticore would look sweet.

You don't want to be dueling with the Omen emitter as it is going to be way heavy and will slow you down considerably.  Personally I use a sentinel for dueling even though I like sabers with claws, I don't want to damage them or damage other with them.
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