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Energy vibration 2 weeks 2 days ago #70743

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Hello everyone !
I plan to buy an Exhalted saber Champion Tier, and I noticed that the option "Energy vibration" was available for $25 more.
My questions : is it worth it ? what does it really bring ? is it possible to mute it ?
Thanks a lot !
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70763

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The energy vibration is nice, but not really necessary. It'll make your hilt pulse at the same rate as your blade. They do this by tying the motor in parallel with the LED, so it will be enabled whenever the LED is on and will "weaken" when the LED gets dimmer, allowing it to match the pulse or flicker of the LED seamlessly.

Overall the effect for me has been pretty cool, and adds a nice sensation when you hold the running saber in your hands (I keep my blade at a slow pulse, so it feels like the hilt is breathing somewhat). I'm not really a dueler so I can't say much about its impact on a fight.

It's not possible to mute without modding in an inline switch on the vibration motor wiring, though, so if you're looking to extend the battery life of your saber you may be in for a rough time. Also not entirely sure if it's worth the 25 dollars, but if you want to go the extra mile it's a decent choice.
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70764

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I don't own any saber with this feature but I did hold one before Christmas on a hilt made by another company. On that saber it vibrated when flash on clash was activated in the usual way. To be honest, this would the last electronic feature that even comes close to interesting me after that experience. It felt kind of gimmicky and my view is the less unnecessary electronics in there, the less likely things will fail. Whether is it worth it, is really a personal decision.

You asked a very good question on whether is it possible to switch it off. I imagine after a while it might get a little annoying.
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70766

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Snakeeyz99 wrote:
The energy vibration is nice, but not really necessary. It'll make your hilt pulse at the same rate as your blade. They do this by tying the motor in parallel with the LED, so it will be enabled whenever the LED is on and will "weaken" when the LED gets dimmer, allowing it to match the pulse or flicker of the LED seamlessly.

Overall the effect for me has been pretty cool, and adds a nice sensation when you hold the running saber in your hands (I keep my blade at a slow pulse, so it feels like the hilt is breathing somewhat). I'm not really a dueler so I can't say much about its impact on a fight.

It's not possible to mute without modding in an inline switch on the vibration motor wiring, though, so if you're looking to extend the battery life of your saber you may be in for a rough time. Also not entirely sure if it's worth the 25 dollars, but if you want to go the extra mile it's a decent choice.

For someone dueling heavily and or spinning heavily, would that pulsating effect distort the grip feel of the hilt? I imagine it could at high speed spinning where grip feel and wrist work are critical.
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70769

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It would probably have some sort of negative effect on really high level spinning or dueling... I can only imagine your hands feeling like they do after mowing the lawn with a push mower for half an hour; just a little, nagging numbness. There would probably be at least a small adjustment period. On the other hand, the vibration also has a kind of zen feeling when not using it super actively.
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70775

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I just ordered a champion chosen hilt with the vibration, mostly because it's new and I'm impulsive haha... hope it's not obnoxious
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Energy vibration 2 weeks 1 day ago #70777

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Thank you for your answers ! I think I won't take this feature for my new saber. But maybe I'll take it for another one if I don't use the saber for dueling, just to give it a try.
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