My rule regarding Saber Down-ers, in duels especially, is to always keep your distance.
Especially in 1.04, where everyone is overeager to initiate a lunge in the beginning of a duel to gain a headstart. I always stay at little less than two player model heights away when bowing, lest they try to lunge or initiate a fast attack.
Not only is this "respectful" to someone's private space, but it also prevents any strikes when your defense is down.
Deactivated Sabers should be regarded as dangerous as any gun; just cause you're holding it and not "firing" it doesn't mean it isn't as volatile a second later when you pull the trigger.
Without fear, there is no courage
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
This would be really funny if it weren't happening to me.
In the land of California, in the heat of San Jose the dark haired PSIONIC JEDI forged in secret a master computer to control all others and into this computer he poured his money, his computer parts and many screws
One computer to rule them all. One computer to find the foes
One computer to bring them all to hell and in the darkness conquer
In the online gaming world where the envying ones lie.