REVIEW: Mjolnir Pulse Advanced Violet Wand System

                                                                                                                                                              Overview

The Mjolnir Pulse advanced violet wand is most definitely different from a typical violet wand in virtually every way, with the notable exception of quality. It consistently delivers on the unparalleled quality synonymous with Violet Wanda’s and Dralion’s work.

The two wands I had the privilege to see in operation in April 2011 at the IVWG Washington, DC, Chapter meeting were identical in size, workmanship, and operation. Both functioned without mishap throughout the evening, notwithstanding my own insistence on holding mine near the collet and periodically zapping myself with a jolt noticeably more intense than that from a “regular” violet wand’s collet, itself not an insignificant jolt.

In many aspects, the Pulse is completely different from a traditional violet wand. The power source and tuning electronics, all solid-state, are housed in a black rectangular case approximately 4” H x 6” W x 5” D. The case is ventilated well with strategically placed, grommeted holes, and backed with a non-skid pad to keep its otherwise smooth surface from delivering it onto the floor. The back of the case has the connection point for the LOKI cable’s tubular connector, and the combination pulse intensity / pulse frequency knob is located on the top. On mine, the knob’s shaft is slightly out-of-perpendicular to the case, inducing a slight wobble when rotated. This is insignificant since the adjustment knob will rarely be rotated rapidly. The power cable is a high-quality, three-prong grounded cable with a heavy plug. It promises to deliver more than sufficient power without being unnecessarily stiff, and the plug is sufficiently heavy to withstand many insertions and removals from an outlet.

LOKI Cable

The LOKI shielded cable is phenomenal. One end attaches to the Pulse power box with a tubular connector, and six feet later, it attaches to the HEL handle with a banana plug. The cable absolutely delivers consistent output at the banana plug with no bleed-through to nearby metal table rims, legs, chairs, or the user. So, there’s no need to worry about accidental discharge from the cable into the top, although I really don’t mind if it happens. In fact, Wanda and Dralion graced me with a prototype cable that eliminates the banana plug and attaches directly to the HEL handle; this prototype cable lacked shielding (being a prototype) and consistently arced along nearly its entire length into my forearm, side, and leg. The discharge was minimal, but absolutely beautiful in the dim light in which I was working. Unfortunately for anyone who wants one, the unshielded version was only available in the prototype, I believe.

The LOKI cable and HEL handle are integral components of the Mjolnir advanced violet wand system, and thus are available with the Mjolnir wand and the Mjolnir Pulse wand.

HEL Handle

The HEL handle is a black, foam-covered, insulated handle that accepts the LOKI cable’s banana plug in one end, and the base of the entire range of violet wand electrodes in the other end. When combined with the required LOKI cable, the HEL renders the ultimate in violet wand flexibility, literally. The six-foot LOKI enables much more freedom of movement of the electrode without any power loss due to positioning.

For me, the HEL is just long enough to avoid inadvertent arcing from its end collets if I keep my hand precisely centered. I did insist on wearing some of my rings, and the presence of the metal encouraged arcing from the collets. After about two solid hours of play, I only experienced three to four direct arcs from the collets to my hand, so I do not consider this a design deficiency in the handle.

Output

One of the most fascinating unique aspects of the Pulse is the single adjustment knob that adjusts power from Off > Full Power & Slowest Pulse > Minimum Power & Fastest Pulse on a smooth rotation without detents. So, the Pulse powers on at maximum power and approximately one pulse per second (PPS). From there, power is continually adjusted lower with clockwise rotation of the knob until “low” power is reached with pulses at approximately 6 – 8 PPS. Low is relative; the Pulse’s output is stronger in general than a traditional violet wand’s using the electrodes with which I exercised it.

I still have a wide range of electrodes with which to experiment, but the following is provided as a representative range of sensation. Please consider that my tolerance for sensation is considerably greater than that of my test subject, who is incredibly sensitive to all types of sensation play. So, what amounts to a 2 or 3 for me could easily be much higher for her. In order to provide comparisons, I have included my assessment of the sensation as well as hers. For each electrode, a #/# measurement is provided; read these as high power/lower power, and the words below each number indicate high / low, or combined (&).

I don’t have time to write an HTML table, so I’ve attached the Word document of this entire review, which contains the table of results.

The CFL bulbs don’t glow impressively at all. You get a dim, pale white light out of them. They flicker nicely when discharged, which is why most people seem to use colored CFLs. The nice thing about these is they deliver quite a jolt when allowed to approach, but not touch, the skin. Sustained contact rapidly diminishes the effect to a persistent thuddiness.

Cases

The ubiquitous metal tool cases seen in the hands of most electroplayers suffice nicely for the Pulse. After a $24 purchase of the case and about 45 minutes of customization at home, my case has form-fitted foam-padded cells for the Pulse itself, the fragile light bulbs, and the Edison adapter. The remainder of the electrodes fit nicely in the pouches fitted into the lid. Additionally, the LOKI cable coils nicely and fits behind the pouches, while the detached HEL handle will lay beside the Pulse in the configuration I established. If you plan on having a vast array of electrodes, or depending upon how you lay out your internal spaces, you may want to get two cases to start with unless you have an electrode case already. I can see now that I’m going to need more room quickly as I add electrodes.

Effects

Due to the sustained play experienced primarily on my right hand, arm, shoulder, and brachial nerve plexus over the course of a couple of hours, I experienced persistent reddening of my forearm (top and bottom). The majority of this reddening was stippled and warm for about twenty-four hours, and was clearly the result of the Harrow and the prototype paddle. None of the prolonged sensation was painful, and as should be expected, felt like a mild sunburn. The back of my arm, which received much of the attention of the rake and the prototype slapper, had slightly raised red dots largely invisible to most people due to the hair on my arm. Regardless, I believe the average person could easily pass them off as sunspots or a mild allergy. Again, these arose after two hours of sustained experimentation concentrated in one area; so, your mileage will likely vary considerably depending upon how sensitive your skin is and how long you play. I intentionally ignored the “keep it moving” advice in several cases in order to gain a better knowledge of the actual delivery of sensation over time.

Mjolnir Pulse and Migraines

While I lack sufficient information to include the contents of my post in this review at this point, I do want to point out that I wrote the following post after several hours of play. I will continue to collect data. Mjolnir Advanced Violet Wand and Migraines

Overall, I’m tremendously pleased I waited and got one of Wanda’s and Dralion’s products, and even more pleased with how it turned out. I would recommend the Pulse without reservation to anyone who has experience with a traditional violent wand and wants to take their experience to a new level. Be prepared for a heck of a ride; the Pulse is definitely no toy, but it can deliver hours of fun over countless events.

If there was one area for improvement I would identify now, it might be a more advanced feature. But, I’ll discuss that separately with Dark, Wanda, and Dra.

Hopefully, the Guild will find this review useful in some way in furtherance of its educational and training aims.

I remain, respectfully,

VonKelso  

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