@ Onli-won Kanomi
Your right, but again this is for IRL combat at cons or something. But I guess going around challenging people with light up swords sounds kind of silly on paper =p. (not to say I wouldn't do it =p)
Also this section on the forums dose it not say:
"Dueling with your Lightsaber
Want to learn how to duel with your lightsaber? Let the experts train you in the ways of proper (and safe) sword play!"
not that I would call myself an "Expert" but more someone who knows a tip or two that can maybe help someone out?
and its safe-ish since its a plasticy flexible-ish blade that you can hurt people with but won't if used properly
so I'll be fair and reply with the idea of an actual lightsaber and strategy.
IRL "no spins for the win" makes good sense...in SW lightsaber combat where one is trying to confuse a tactically precognitive foe with many complex changes motion/orientation of an easily redirected weightless frictionless 360 degree cutting blade spins may not be so useless eh?
First I want to thank you for acknowledging that this is out of RP.
Tactically trying to confuse a Foe with fancy is not by any means a new concept, and is something combatants should train against and learn to identify. (and eventually becomes a pointless strategy when you face more advanced people) the saber reacts as if hitting a solid object against another saber. Disrupting someone mid spin would still have similar effects as if someone with a stick spins it and someone else hits it with another stick. That and spinning leaves a lot of openings in general, despite being a 360 degree blade. WITH THAT SAID! 360 degree blade would be a nice new advantage, (with the draw back on not being able to support your current blade with your other hand [yay dual wielding]) also as "light weight" as things get the lack of weight can be a disadvantage when spinning... its because of the force of impact and sudden recoil from nowhere after bouncing off another saber, a more weighted weapon would help with the knock back of the weapon if struck properly. Ultimately, I just feel in combat doing a lot of useless and fancy moves are redundant lightsaber or not. Maybe I'm wrong and it would actually not be such a horrible move. but other than a few new swings there is not much of a difference in the way it would be used, sure you can't parry with the flat or use the weight of the weapon against them but you can still parry with the side of whatever your current grip is, and can use the lack of weight against them.
"Eh?" Canadian perhaps? I am too <3~