Does the model of cube matter when you are over 1 minute?

Discussion in 'One-Answer Question Forum' started by Cristobal, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM.

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  1. Cristobal

    Cristobal Member

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    I'm going back to cubbing (for fun) after 1.5 year hiatus and have to start all over again (learning and memorizing the beginner's method). It's coming back slowly.

    However, I've ordered a new cube (white stickered MF3RS) whilst I'm training with my Thunderclap V1 (all my cheap/budget cubes Guanlong, Sail, Legend, Yulong went to a charity shop not long ago).

    Back in the day, my best times were around 1'10-1'05. Not planning on getting better, 1 minute is more than enough for me, I was wondering whether the cube matters for someone who wants to cube in his "1 minute" comfort zone.
     
  2. Sue Doenim

    Sue Doenim Member

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    You'll be able to use an MF3RS2 comfortably probably until around a 10-15 second average. You don't have anything to worry about.
     
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  3. Unless you intend to get fast not really no. On the other hand any of the "budget cubes" will be fine until you get really really fast.
     
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  4. Cristobal

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    Cheers. That's what I thought intuitively.
     
  5. Yes, that will work fine. But you will probably want to upgrade once you get Sub-25ish.
     
  6. Cristobal

    Cristobal Member

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    That's not going to happen anytime soon ...:D
     
  7. xyzzy

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    Does the cube matter? Of course it does. Even if you're not speedsolving, a crappy cube that is very hard to turn or that pops with every other move is simply not fun to play with. For 3×3×3, it's almost impossible to find a cube that actually turns poorly these days—even the budget cubes are great—but for some other puzzles, the budget options are really bad (e.g. 4×4×4, allegedly) and it's worth it to spend a bit more money on a better product.
     
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