I think I had a famwealth. It was from EBay. It was springless, but crazy fast. You can make is spin around a few rotations with a single flick without using lube at all. It was nice for chopstick solving. Got 3min when I averaged 1min by 2H. But its center broke in like a month.
shelley, I also never really had luck w/ a Chinese DIY. Out of the couple that I ordered, none of them ended up being good at all. One I loosened to use as my OH cube, and even that was replaced by a type (c) that I got accidentally. I used a rubiks.com DIY until I got my edison, but I really haven't had much success with chinese DIYs at all.
I'm pretty sure edison=joy cube.
I have been 1 for 2 with type a's and am indifferent about my new type a. My green OH cube pwnz, I love it. My pink cube sucks the springs are way too stiff. I have also had one rubik's diy and the one i got was defective and one of the screws wouldn't stay in...
When it comes to storecubes I have had all my storecubes turn out good (three or four) but have seen a couple store cubes that just suck no matter what you do to them. The only problem with storecubes is you keep having to rebreak in new ones cause they get too loose. but of course recycling the pieces helps.
An Edison is another Korean cube. There's slight, but really unnoticeable differences between them and the Joy, but I like to keep my facts straight.
well.... if you bought a famwealth cube, then I'd recommend changing it into a spring screw structure. Check Huskyomega's videos on youtube to see how. If you try to take off the center caps, you will see that it is axle, and not the spring screw structure.
I bought this Eastsheen set from Huskyomega (see below link). The 2x2x2, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 were really good quality, but for some reason the 3x3x3 literally disintegrated in my hand- you guessed it............it was a Famwealth cube since Eastsheen don't seem to make 3x3x3s. Even when lubricated it really didn't last long and shattered into pieces like those shonky (Aussie vernacular for "suspicious") $2 store-bought cubes. It seems that I am not the only one that had this experience.
By the way, I will deal with Huskyomega whenever possible in the future- he was fantastic about dealing with this, offering a partial refund and being very understanding about my politely-stated frustration. Also, the other cubes in this pack still make it worth purchasing. Good luck!
Last edited by JHB; 09-20-2010 at 06:42 AM.