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Covertec Vs D-ring

 
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Covertec or D-ring
Covertec
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D-ring
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Too cheap for belt clip, just hold the thing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:31 am    Post subject: Covertec Vs D-ring Reply with quote

I'm in the process of creating my first lightsaber. Since I've been working through every angle, the belt attachment seemed kind of trivial of an addition but every important at that. So just out of curiosity, and partially for research, what do people prefer?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really hard to say. It depends on the rest of the costume, I guess? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the covertec to the d-ring...d-rings are noisy when you aren't wearing it on your belt (clicking and clacking against the hilt) and are less secure, leaving your lightsaber to dangle from the belt and slap against your leg when you walk.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta go with D-ring. I grew up with the OT and that's just what looks "right" to me. There are a few ways to tweak the D-ring so that it doesn't bounce around when not hanging around on a belt. I'm just not a fan of covertec for lightsabers: it almost looks like a weird mini control box. Your mileage my vary, take it for what it's worth.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the d-ring with a good hook. The covertecs pop off the belt and then the saber hits the floor. Not good on turned aluminum
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ that happened to me once. the saber survived. now I use a piece of gorilla tape on the backside of the belt to hold the covertec in place so it won't pop off. works like a charm.

but D-ring/hook encourages the saber to "swing" and whack into stuff Sad broke the emitter off a Luke V2 when it knocked against a bench. can't stand the Dring for that reason.

(the covertec keeps the saber snug at your side; the D-ring makes it swing like a pendulum -- placing the saber always at risk)


covertec FTW
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