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Looking to buy some cubes

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by cubing247, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Haha. It was. And I'm not exactly the type to mince words or hold back on opinions :)
     
  2. One Wheel

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    Is the second one a factory-magnetized one? I know that one has magnet slots, whereas the other does not. It's not hard to believe other minor differences in the pieces stemming from that difference.
     
  3. Yes, the second one is factory-magnetized. I find it hard to believe internal slots could impact external performance that much.
     
  4. Smcuber

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    its a matter of batches, not the slots
     
  5. One Wheel

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    That sounds plausible, do you have any information to back that up? I would seriously consider buying a second Shadow if I knew it would be different. It does seem plausible to me also that since the non-magnetic ones use different molds there might be other differences.
     
  6. Smcuber

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    Not any direct evidence other than the fact that QiYi is notorious for bad initial quality control, like the WuQue batch 1 and WuHua v1.

    Also the new cosmic shadow ms I tried at comps are nice
     
  7. One Wheel

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    I don't think I've heard any serious complaints about factory magnetized Shadows. And the Cosmic ones are probably just lubed and tensioned, right?
     
  8. Smcuber

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    No cosmic ones are magnetized

    A lot of factory shadow ms have 1-2 magnets dislodged
     
  9. One Wheel

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    Does SCS magnetize them, or just set up factory magnetized ones (including glueing in loose magnets)?
     
  10. Smcuber

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    SCS magnetized them
     
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  11. For all Cosmic and Supernova puzzles, SCS starts with a non-magnetic cube (assuming one exists) and magnetizes it from there.
     
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  12. One Wheel

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    I emailed SCS about this. They do start with a non-magnetic cube, but they said that they haven't noticed any difference in batches.
     
  13. Puzzle Cuber

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    The reason it feels different is because of lube. Even Jules from thecubicle said that the shadow is much better out of the box then it is with lube. Which was weird but true
     
  14. My xman shadow M is much better with silk and dnm, if I dont put dnm in it it feels really slow and makes my times bad, you also have to tighten it a bit to prevent ops and lockups
     
  15. Puzzle Cuber

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    I guess it just depends what lube you put in. Because not all lube will make the cube better
     
  16. cubing247

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  17. Puzzle Cuber

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    I have a Gan 249 V2 M 2x2 in stickerless for sale
     
  18. cubing247

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    How much? Send me a PM.
     
  19. cubing247

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    Added a puzzle for trade and more wants.
     
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