HELLO GLOVING UNIVERSE!
It is me, your friendly neighborhood Ice Kream Teddy. Today, I am going to give you a quick review of the most powerful EmazingLights glove set to date, the eLite Element.
The Element uses an accelerometer to detect the change of speed in a glover’s light show. Once it passes a certain speed threshold, both the color set and flash pattern change. Or, in simpler terms, if you go fast enough, the light changes modes for you.
Back when the Element launched earlier this year, it really stirred up a buzz. No chip had ever given glovers so much control before. Not only could you choose what colors and modes go where, but you can add or take away these accelerometer functions for each individual mode. You could also move around and duplicate modes if you really want to. OPTIONS, PEOPLE!!!!!
So, with all those options, glovers wonder, what is the best way to use this thing? The answer really depends on your style and the type of show you want to give. It also depends on your patience. While the Element is a powerful tool in any gloving arsenal, it more resembles a bulldozer than a shovel. It is far more complicated with far more capability.
I’m going to briefly break down a couple different ideas I have messed around with while using my Element.
“I Just Want a Chromacle”
So there are a lot of glovers, myself included, that really thought there was no need for an accelerometer chip. While I do love the capabilities of it, for my personal style, I get more distracted by the changes and would rather click through my modes and have full control over what is what.
The Element gives you that freedom, too. You can actually turn off the accelerometer in each mode. I usually set 3 or 4 out of the 6 modes this way on my Elements, and I know mode-changers like [UV] Flow do the same.
Then, with the mode reordering feature, I can put any of these modes in any order. I can change modes, conjure, or if I want one mode to change for me, I HAVE IT ALL. Not to mention, if I am not using the accelerometer, I only have to program 1 set per mode instead of two. Saves time and brain space
To use, or not to use Speed Function?
As I mentioned above, a lot of the time when I do have the speed function enabled, I get distracted. Now, I’m not talking about being distracted by the pretty rave girl I’m giving a show to, I mean distracted in that I forget to put variety in my shows. So I end up sticking to more handflow-based moves like finger rolls, waves, whips, liquid and generally swift and smooth motions.
Nothing wrong with that though! With fantastic speed control and musicality, this style combined with a medium or highly sensitive accelerometer is, simply put, FUN. And when I want to change it up, I just hit my non-accelerometer modes. Elements mean I’m never stuck with anything I don’t want.
Well, that, my gloving fiends, is my insight into the Element. See you all at IGC on October 10th!
I haven't been good at these things since the PlurLife.com days when everyone just put their "festival resume" with all of the events they have been to. Long story short, I have been gloving since November 1st, 2008 and I have seen gloving go from finger lights and glow sticks to international publicity and Shark Tank notoriety... and I have an opinion about everything. (You have been warned)