So-cal Saber Service (SCSS) announced the abrupt cancellation of its anticipated Proffieboard run, promising to refund all deposits in the coming weeks. Proffieboard is popular open source lightsaber controller known for its neopixel and SmoothSwing V2 (motion algorithm) support along with its small size. So-cal Saber Service, an established custom saber company based in California, posted a detailed explanation and apology for the cancellation today on their Facebook page.
So-cal Saber Service had first collected deposits from customers for the planned Proffieboard run of 2000 boards in March 2019. Since then, the company describes the limited run as “characterized by delays and gaps in my communication”.
Ultimately, So-cal Saber Service decided to cancel the run due to undisclosed personal and family related reasons. “I’m simply eliminating all outside stresses so I can concentrate on my family and my personal wellbeing,” the company said. So-cal Saber Service describes the past year as the “toughest of my life. I’m so sorry for any inconveniences, and to anybody I let down.”
Since Proffieboard’s initial 2018 release as a group buy in The Rebel Armory (TRA) forums, the board has been in high demand and short supply among sabersmiths and lightsaber enthusiasts. KR Sabers, based in the United Kingdom, released a batch of Proffieboard on May 29, 2019. As of June 1, 2019, the batch is sold out.
Read Socal Saber Service’s full Facebook Proffieboard cancellation notice here (the company’s statement is in the comments section)