The CF is the one component that can truly make a saber geeks dream come true. :)
I still remember when we here in the states got our first glimpse of what this incredible board could do. I believe it was former(?) mod KIT FISTO who demonstrated one of erv's original "sith sabers" with a CF. I had thoughts like, "WOW! awesome sounds AND you can customize
them?!?" and "Oooo! It flickers like in the movies!" and "OMG! A lockup sound too?!? Genius!!" This was because, like Novastar has said, there really were NO high end sound boards.
In fact, the options then were 1. stunt. 2. corbin's board or 3. cannibalized MR/Hasbro toy board. Oh yeah, and if you wanted sound you couldn't drive anything higher than a lux III unless you wanted to cram your hilt with more electronics which alot of us, and I'm talking the no0bs like myself, couldn't or didnt do.
After all this time erv still leads the way with the CF. Yes, we've had great products like the Ultrasound and SuperOne, but they can't compare to the flexibility
and customization of the CF (disclaimer: these boards we not designed to go head to head with the CF. No disrespect. ;))
As the level of enthusiaists has grown (and greatly
I might add) I can understand why demand has increased. Anybody can see that. What some people need to realize is that the method of making and distributing the CF has changed very little.
Erv still makes these more or less the same as when he started. It's really quite incredible when you think about it. And even with the increase in demand, I don't think that should change. <insert favorite "if it ain't broke" comment>. Erv's work has changed this hobby, but I'd think it unfair and rude for the hobby to try and change erv. My hat has gone off to erv ever since I saw that first sith saber. Keep up the excellent work!! :)
................of course, if you really want a nice slice of Buttered Toast but can't find one for sale, or don't want to wait, you could always try to make one yourself. It's really not THAT difficult. Well, not HORRIBLY bad anyway. Think I'm full of it? I tried it myself right after the last batch of V5s went up. It just takes some patience. And steady hands. And the right tools. And...Metallica ???
See here> http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t121/Shadeslinger/?action=view¤t=cfistoast.flv&newest=1
;D (mods disclaimer: yeah, I had this posted before, but it was 2 days before the site crash and got vanished)