You ever try using a toy for practice?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DarkS1de, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    Someone on an anime forum I am on said that they practice with an actual lightsaber toy they got from Toys R Us. Now what I don't understand is how this can compare to ones meant for dueling and sparring. Don't they weight a lot less and wouldn't this just mess up learning proper sparring?
     
  2. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    Good question. I would actually like to know if these work for practice. If so, I can get one of these for now to work with so I don't have to spend so much on the real deal lol
     
  3. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    I never have personally but I have heard of people doing this. The issue here though is that most are made of cheap and light plastic, not to mention they retract and are easily dented. I wouldn't bother myself but I can see it being an option for practicing when it is just you, and for handling, not actual sparring.
     
  4. darkhorrizen

    darkhorrizen New Member

    I was going to ask this because i have a few toy ones. I guess I would not be able to tell the difference between the two until I get an actual sparring saber. I will have to look around online more for info on this. I am rather curious. It would save me money in case training is super expensive. :eek:
     
  5. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    I never would personally. I think the weight is different and if you planned on learning and getting good, you would end up screwing yourself over when you switch to an actual saber.
     
  6. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    DON'T DO IT! A friend of mine tried this with me and the thing busted. There were sharp plastic pieces everywhere and this was from him hitting a tree, not even hitting my saber. We are lucky neither one of us got hurt. I got a few cuts but nothing major.
     
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  7. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    Very good point. I didn't even think of the things breaking. I have some kind of fake sword thing me and my buddies were messing around with and the thing broke off into like glass slivers. It was insane!
     
  8. My girlfriend and I actuallly started with Hasbro Ultimate Force FX sabers. We soon got our first Ultrasabers, though. :D
    Too short, too light and the blades didn't feel like they would withstand the abuse for long.
     
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  9. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    I am glad someone with experience laid it down haha I thought these things would be too small too because they are designed for kids and all.
     
  10. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    LOL WOW! Did you get like some knock-offs or something?? I never heard of them actually shattering like this!
     
  11. darkhorrizen

    darkhorrizen New Member

    I figured it would be too short as well. Most kid sized items are meant for under 4.5ft in height. I guess if you just wanted to mess around it would be fine but it you wanted to seriously learn something, use the real deal! :cool:
     
  12. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    I don't think they were but I would imagine they weren't meant to be swinging at each other by nearly grown adults either. LOL
     
  13. aeytovareschLiemo

    aeytovareschLiemo New Member

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