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03.07.2012 , 04:08 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by TeH-DeVa View Post
Lightsabers are weightless on the blades and the hilts are basically weightless also.
The hilts are not weightless infact they have quite a bit of weight (the old Graflex flashgun's used for orginal lightsabers for example weighted a good bit, even more so after the extra cosmetics, The newer sabers weighed even more due to being machined from solid aluminum and steel.)

When active the blade it self is weightless but does have alot of inertia resistance due to the blades containment ie a gyroscopic effect (this was used to explain the weight of the metal rods used as the blade during filming, that was later retroscoped during production with the glowing blade)