dx/sku.16433) and it may turn out to be the best!
You should check out that "Clarification of A Type and other cubes" thread. That was pretty useful for me.
I guess I should post because I am in the middle of trying to make the same decision. I've been cubing on Type A cubes for a long time now, and I'm really satisfied with the Type A cube. Andrew Kang has been my mentor on how to build/clean/tune etc. the Type A cubes. I recently bought a Type C after watching/reading some reviews and within about 2-3 days I broke my pb single using the Type C. I've also gotten more consistent sub-15 averages with my Type C at home than with my Type A. Now, being excited about this I used my Type C in competition at Horizons Open and sucked it up with lock ups galore. I used it for the first two rounds and got solves worse than what I usually get at home on either my Type A or Type C. I used my Type A in the final round and got a sub-15 average (which is what I aim for).
Now I am back to practicing again on my Type C at home and am getting more accustomed to it and started to really fall in love with the feel and capabilities of this cube. It is a very punishing cube if you don't turn accurately, but because of this I think I am improving my turning accuracy.
So if you asked me today I would say that at home, Type C no question. In competition I don't know yet. I will probably try the Type C again in competition to see how it goes, but my best Type A will be close at hand just in case.
sorry if this is a tiny bit off topic buy you should get.....type A core with type D cubies......best combo ever!
My new type c compared to my type a I got a while ago, C pops more, locks up more, but easier to turn. I know tightening it will fix it, and I will but for now that is what it does. It has a grinding feel, modded it a little, cut my thumb somewhat deep last night, fixed the brake lights on my mom's car (one of the wires that tells the brakes "HEY I HIT IT" broke off) while not having a clue about what I was doing, and almost shocked the crap out of me before I took the battery off, and hit it on something and opened it again, got a Band-Aid finally. It doesn't have a grinding/clicky feel anymore because, well, I modded it kinda...
The type A however, really smooth, greasy feel, locks up way more than C, harder to turn, well broken in though, Cuts corners good, maybe as good as C, but I still use the C more because, well one for fear of getting a tile in the cut, that would really hurt... and that my C is easier to turn and I get better times with it.
I vote for type c. Go get it at deal extreme for 6 dollars and free shipping.
Last edited by pentrixter; 07-17-2009 at 10:50 AM.
Every type C I tried is great, they are so easy to attain as well. I'm going to buy 10 for the hell of it next week it would only be like 65$ and no shipping that's about the cost of 5 type A's not including shipping!