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Tech Tuesday! Smiling Foam Works Mort Variant!!

October 9, 2019


Correction!! This is a straight stitch followed by an overlock stitch

4 Comments

  • Reply Project GP! February 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Happy Tuesday Nerds!! Squeak Squeak…..

  • Reply Aquila Magna February 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I have a critique! About critique!

    You should add some critique about the tech that you're pulling apart. It'd be nice to know how you feel the construction method impacts lifespan, weight distribution, or impact feel when hitting or being hit. The inside tip of the sword looks as thought the weapon has been used. I'd like to know it felt.

    Also, comments on the construction itself would be helpful for newer or first time builders. For example, when you say that it's important to note that there is no glue on the blade when removing it, you don't explain why. You may mean to just remind the audience that it's a glue-less build but that doesn't tell us what you think about a glue-less vs a glue-ful build.

    I'd love to here you're overall opinion of the weapon itself. Places you like vs places you don't. You could tell us why, for example, you like how the handle has spacers instead of filling the whole of the space under the piping to make the blade more light weight. Or you could critique how the decision to not have a foam cap on the end of the kitespar shortens lifespan of the stab tip while reducing tape and foam weight.

    I think these things would go a long way into helping new or first time builders make more informed first few weapons.

    These videos are great though! Love the production value! Makes me wish I had more time to finish my next few videos. Keep this up! 😀

  • Reply Himmel March 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I really appreciate that you did this. I have some suggestions for future videos like this:

    1. Get some metrics on the sword before you deconstruct it. Weight and balance point are what comes to mind.
    2. You might find it really useful to have calipers on hand. When you were wondering as to the core type, measuring its outer diameter would have told you if it was 0.505 inch kitespar or one of the other variants.

  • Reply Dusty Marshall March 2, 2019 at 3:12 am

    The Core is indeed .505 Kitespar. This is used on The Basic Sword with both the Smile and Mort variant. Thanks again guys to the Tech Tuesday highlight.

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