[Review] ShengShou 4x4x4 Version 3

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  1. Excellent

    34.2%
  2. Above Average

    49.3%
  3. Average

    11.0%
  4. Below Average

    2.7%
  5. Poor

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  1. Yes We Can!

    Yes We Can! Member

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    Jan 27, 2009
    Cambridge, UK
    WCA:
    2009DIEC01
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    This thread is for reviews of the ShengShou 4x4x4 Version 3. You can vote in the poll above, but please only vote if you own this particular puzzle.

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    I might be a bit late with this but here it is anyway :p Hope you like it!



    Click here to see it on lightake.
     
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  2. Ickenicke

    Ickenicke Member

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Sweden
    YouTube:
    NickeCubing
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Lightake
    When the puzzle was purchased: In October or November 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Not that good from the beginning, but after lubing and modding it is very good!
     
  3. theZcuber

    theZcuber Premium Member

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    May 8, 2011
    Central NY, US
    WCA:
    2012PRAT02
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Cube Depot
    When the puzzle was purchased: December 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: The ShengShou 4x4 has very good corner cutting for a 4x4. The sticker quality is pretty good, but will chip after a little use. It's corner cutting is about 3/4 of a corner, and about 1/4 of a corner reverse. Double layers are about 3/4 of a center, and 1/3 of a center reverse. The cube is very fast, but does need tensioning and lubing (as well as a little breaking in).
     
  4. cityzach

    cityzach Member

    920
    0
    Apr 28, 2011
    Manhattan, NYC
    WCA:
    2010GOLD01
    YouTube:
    cityzach
    Where the puzzle was purchased: E3cubestore (I received it for free)
    When the puzzle was purchased: August 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Out of the box it was very smooth, but locked up a bit. After breaking in though, it became amazing!
     
  5. iEnjoyCubing

    iEnjoyCubing Member

    950
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    May 27, 2011
    Indiana
    WCA:
    2011VALL01
    Where the puzzle was purchased: CubeDepot
    When the puzzle was purchased: August 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Best 4x4 on the market in my opinion. Very smooth and extremely good out of the box, no need to break in. No popping issues, decent corner cuttings. Only issue is that it suffers from lockups occasionally.
     
  6. Naillig

    Naillig Member

    52
    0
    Nov 15, 2011
    Australia
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Puzzle Addictions

    When the puzzle was purchased: October 2011

    Thoughts on the puzzle:

    So I think that I've sufficiently broken in the ShengShou 4x4 and I have to say that it is pretty good. I think that this cube is best suited for tighter tensions because when it is tensioned quite loosely, it tends to lock up a lot more compared to when it is tighter. Corner cutting for this cube is good for a 4x4, 1/2-3/4 of a cubie, depending on your tensions. I wouldn't like to say that it does reverse corner cut, but if you were to say so, I'd say around 1/4 or less of a cubie (which really isn't a lot). The cube tends to get smoother with use, which is a bonus, so I'd basically recommend that you take the time to break in this cube. Oh, one minor detail, there are no popping issues because of the anti-pop mech that is implemented in this cube. But, the one downfall on this cube is that it tends to have some major lock-up issues.
     
  7. vdpflayer

    vdpflayer Member

    73
    0
    Aug 8, 2011
    Russia, Moscow
    WCA:
    2011ZVYA01
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Lightake
    When the puzzle was purchased: November 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Out of the box it was a smooth, but terrible. After lubing - average -5 sec
     
  8. JianhanC

    JianhanC Member

    1,470
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    Jan 1, 2011
    WCA:
    2010CHOO02
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Borrowed my friend's, but getting my own
    When the puzzle was purchased: Had it about 2 weeks ago
    Thoughts on the puzzle: It's small, good quality stickers, superb turning, and like the 5x5, the stickers are easy to find quick. The only flaw is that it locks up a bit, but with breaking in it goes away. Really nothing much to add, it's a great cube and really cheap too. Turning is very smooth because the pieces have a bit of raised plastic, so that the area that comes in contact with each other is lesser (similar to the F-II cube).
     
  9. Where the puzzle was purchased: Bought from Lightake
    When the puzzle was purchased: I have it since Friday.
    Thoughts on the puzzle: It is perfect! The quality of the stickers, I knew they were already good because I own a VI to. The outer layers are just unbelieveable, they turn so well! The inner layers are smoother than the outer (outer more crispy). The only dislike is that the cube feels a little unstable. In the beginning I had some lock-ups. But after some breaking in (50 solves) and lubing it became perfect :D
     
  10. MostEd

    MostEd Member

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    May 21, 2011
    St. Petersburg Russia
    WCA:
    2012BETA01
    YouTube:
    MostED13
    Where the puzzle was purchased: A seller here in Russia St. Petersburg
    When the puzzle was purchased: Feb 14th
    Thoughts on the puzzle: locks up too much for me way more than the 5x5
    fast, avg corner cutting, no pops, i like it's size
     
  11. ~Phoenix Death~

    ~Phoenix Death~ Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    LOL STALKER
    WCA:
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    YouTube:
    FirefoxFreeze
    [Video] ShengShou 4x4x4 V3 review

     
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  12. ben1996123

    ben1996123 Banned

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    May 17, 2009
    Ponyville
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    2009WHIT01
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    ossim cube. I went from 1:25 to 56 average within 10 solves of using an SSv3 at rd open.
     
  13. ThomasJE

    ThomasJE Premium Member

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    Dec 31, 2011
    England
    YouTube:
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    Where the puzzle was purchased: Speedsolving
    When the puzzle was purchased: April 2012
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Quite good out of the box, but after doing a Konsta mod, it gets much better. It still locks up a bit though (probably down to my bad modding). I still need to completely lube it and mod it, but after that, I'm sure it'll be great.
     
  14. Rubiksboy1

    Rubiksboy1 Member

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    Jul 14, 2012
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Speedsolving shop
    When the puzzle was purchased: July 2012
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Very good for a 4x4, not great corner cutting, but very smooth and fast
     
  15. LNZ

    LNZ Premium Member

    596
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    Jul 13, 2009
    Adelaide, SA
    YouTube:
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    Item: White Shengshou III 4x4x4 Cube
    Year: 2011
    From: http://www.ebay.com.au
    Order Date: 26/10/2011
    Arrival Date: 02/11/2011
    Cost: $9.81 AUD

    My favourite 4x4x4 cube by far. I've had Cubesmith half bright stickers put on it for extra fun and usefulness.

    I was doing a check on http://www.51morefun.com and they say that the current version of the SS 4x4 is now V4 and not V3 as stated by most people.
     
  16. gpyl

    gpyl Member

    22
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    Jun 4, 2012
    Hong Kong China
    Where the puzzle was purchased: HK Now Store
    When the puzzle was purchased: dunno, mid-2012?
    Thoughts on the puzzle: locks up a bit, but it's not that annoying, okay out of the box.
    performing the konsta+florian mod on it and it should be brilliant by then!!!!!!
     
  17. storebought

    storebought Member

    62
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    Apr 27, 2012
    The great white north
    YouTube:
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    Where: E3cubescanada
    When: April 2012
    Thoughts: Very nice puzzle out of the box, becomes superb with tension lube and modding

    1 con: minor lock ups ( fix'd wiv florian's and konsta's mods)
     
  18. Petro Leum

    Petro Leum Member

    770
    15
    May 3, 2012
    Germany
    WCA:
    2012KALH01
    Where: Thecubicle.us
    When: June 2012
    Thoughts; Great cube. i had dayan and mf8 before, and the SS beats it by astronomic lengths.

    It is superfast out of the box, has a good size, good stickers, no pops possible, and it became only slightly better after internal lube/layer lube and tension adjustment.
    Cons: its a bit scratchy. i like it, but it might not be everyones taste.
    I can NOT slice like on a 3x3 (i coudl with the dayan + mf8), because the slices are ALWAYS locking up on the outer layers. Rw R' works perfectly fine though.
     
  19. Hunter

    Hunter Member

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    May 13, 2012
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    Where: Amazon.com
    When: IDK

    I did the Konsta on mine and I loved it till I got my V4. :)
     

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