Whackscalibur

The Master Sword.
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$99.99

Note: The Original Recipe Whackscalibur includes the Hybrid Blade and is the most durable model. The Optimized option includes the Jenny Craig (minimum blade specs), Freeballing (no blade glue to reduce weight), and an Aetherfoam blade. It's the lightest and most resposive model possible.

I could tell you that Whackscalibur is the greatest sword ever. That it is the lightest (6oz - 8oz depending on options) and yet most durable (hybrid Durafoam/Aetherfoam and Master Core construction) sword you will ever own. That it will change the things you can do in your fighting.

But frankly, I'm going to let Warlord Sir Tato do it:

"Warlord Sports has always been a really great company that has provided a product of unmatched caliber. However, something about their pre-built swords never quite 'did it' for me. The swords are a durable product, and pretty light, but I always felt like I could build something just a little lighter from their Aethertubes. After all, competition in sports is about the accumulation of marginal gains, and a sword a half ounce lighter is going to move that much faster. Those little differences can mean making it out of the pools at Keep, or having to wait till next year.

I'm sure I'm not the only one - you dumpster dive in Goodwills for golf clubs, cut the heads off, and stick an aethertube on them. The only problem is not all golf clubs are created equal, and when you build swords from a used base, you never know what you're getting.

Sometimes you'd get good swords. Sometimes you'd get bad ones that are top heavy and a waste of material. Sometimes you'd get a light sword that would snap on the first day of use. But sometimes you'd get an amazing sword - light and durable. We dubbed these random swords "Whackscalibur," and revered them as a rare and holy gift.

And when they break, as they always do, so does your heart.

I had the distinct pleasure of stress testing one of these new swords, and I knew from the get-go that this was an incredible piece of equipment. These swords were light - the tapered kitespar shifted the weight away from the tip, single-handedly fixing my one complaint about WLS swords. The balance was amazing - it reminded me of the way swords felt back when funnoodle was legal. The sword performs so well, it is virtually indistinguishable from divine magic.

The composite tube increased the longevity of the sword far beyond Aethertube. I'm not the best warlord, but I do have one of the highest training volumes - about 4-5 days a week. I got dozens of hours of hard fighting before I wore through the durafoam, several times what I get from any other sword. I'm not talking about class games. That's hours of ditching, cross-game practices with Dagorhir and Darkon, and a large volume of block-strike and drills. The sword was so light as to feel delicate in my hands, but it stood up to the hardest abuse I could possibly put it through - I learned to trust the tapered .524 core when it protected me from glaives and two-handers from Darkon. A fighter with a lower volume than me, or one that does not do specific training to build power, is going to get hundreds of hours of field time out of it.

This is game changing. You don't need to build a dozen swords and hope you get lucky. You don't have to spend weekends hunting for good cores. You don't need a sword bag full of twenty swords built for performance, and separate, durable swords for training.

Now, you can just buy Whackscalibur. Or maybe two. Definitely two."

Note: The Original Recipe Whackscalibur includes the Hybrid Blade and is the most durable model. The Optimized option includes the Jenny Craig (minimum blade specs), Freeballing (no blade glue to reduce weight), and an Aetherfoam blade. It's the lightest and most resposive model possible.

I could tell you that Whackscalibur is the greatest sword ever. That it is the lightest (6oz - 8oz depending on options) and yet most durable (hybrid Durafoam/Aetherfoam and Master Core construction) sword you will ever own. That it will change the things you can do in your fighting.

But frankly, I'm going to let Warlord Sir Tato do it:

"Warlord Sports has always been a really great company that has provided a product of unmatched caliber. However, something about their pre-built swords never quite 'did it' for me. The swords are a durable product, and pretty light, but I always felt like I could build something just a little lighter from their Aethertubes. After all, competition in sports is about the accumulation of marginal gains, and a sword a half ounce lighter is going to move that much faster. Those little differences can mean making it out of the pools at Keep, or having to wait till next year.

I'm sure I'm not the only one - you dumpster dive in Goodwills for golf clubs, cut the heads off, and stick an aethertube on them. The only problem is not all golf clubs are created equal, and when you build swords from a used base, you never know what you're getting.

Sometimes you'd get good swords. Sometimes you'd get bad ones that are top heavy and a waste of material. Sometimes you'd get a light sword that would snap on the first day of use. But sometimes you'd get an amazing sword - light and durable. We dubbed these random swords "Whackscalibur," and revered them as a rare and holy gift.

And when they break, as they always do, so does your heart.

I had the distinct pleasure of stress testing one of these new swords, and I knew from the get-go that this was an incredible piece of equipment. These swords were light - the tapered kitespar shifted the weight away from the tip, single-handedly fixing my one complaint about WLS swords. The balance was amazing - it reminded me of the way swords felt back when funnoodle was legal. The sword performs so well, it is virtually indistinguishable from divine magic.

The composite tube increased the longevity of the sword far beyond Aethertube. I'm not the best warlord, but I do have one of the highest training volumes - about 4-5 days a week. I got dozens of hours of hard fighting before I wore through the durafoam, several times what I get from any other sword. I'm not talking about class games. That's hours of ditching, cross-game practices with Dagorhir and Darkon, and a large volume of block-strike and drills. The sword was so light as to feel delicate in my hands, but it stood up to the hardest abuse I could possibly put it through - I learned to trust the tapered .524 core when it protected me from glaives and two-handers from Darkon. A fighter with a lower volume than me, or one that does not do specific training to build power, is going to get hundreds of hours of field time out of it.

This is game changing. You don't need to build a dozen swords and hope you get lucky. You don't have to spend weekends hunting for good cores. You don't need a sword bag full of twenty swords built for performance, and separate, durable swords for training.

Now, you can just buy Whackscalibur. Or maybe two. Definitely two."

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Believe the hype this time.
(Review is of a 34" pure aethertube blade with both weight-reducing mods. YMMV with different loadout.)

Expectations exceeded.

I thought .524 was too heavy a core for a weapon that was emphasizing lightness, especially .524 with extra weighting in the base. I thought "if I were designing it myself from the ground up I'd go with .505 to make it as light as possible but still durable". Well, nuts to that. I was wrong, Brennon is right, the stick is absolutely perfect the way it is. At no point did I ever find myself wishing the stick was lighter, that I could have shaved another ounce. I never even noticed that it weighed anything at all. And it turns on a dime, transitions from my fake to my shot at what feels like the speed of thought.

Performance-wise (it's not much of a looker) this is the best stick I have ever used, period. If you can't win with this stick, you can't win.
From: James | Date: 10/1/2016 9:32 PM
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My favorite Amtgard weapon ever.
I'm using the 'tough' version of whackscaliber with a 30" punch shield, and this is the best Amtgard sword I've ever used. Light and durable, it took me a week or two to get used to how light it is, but now I can hit with normal amounts of force, and other people at the park have these too and they feel great when they hit you, even if it's a hard hit. Great sword, recommended for everyone. I also have the 'tough shorts' which are also quite good, but not quite as good as a whackscaliber. I'm also using lacrosse gloves to grip it.
From: Sam | Date: 3/12/2017 7:27 PM
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Review from a Scrub
As the title states, if you're looking for me to tell you it will make you a warlord overnight, guess again and go do some work. If you're looking for a fantastic weapon with a new and better feeling handle than rounds, here ya go. This boffer has some of the best feeling I have had held in my hands and is incredibly balanced. With solid hits it makes a crisp,audible pop. The handle gives me a more improved grip over standard round. The feeling of this in your hand is almost dirty as natural as it is. Good luck and git gud scrub!
From: Aaron | Date: 9/4/2018 7:25 PM
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