The saber throw at the pendulums was a pain in the arse, but it does work. You have to get your distance right so that you hit the rope with the blade and not the hilt of the saber.
To the other poster:
Once you get Force Jump, you should end up back in the room you started in (with the chute you fell down). Look around in there for a few broken columns leading up to a ledge. Jump up those columns and enter the door. If you hear Kyle mutter something encouraging, you're probably going the right way. Get ready for some fun and inventive puzzles from there on!