[Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

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  1. ThomasJE

    ThomasJE Premium Member

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    Pyraminx is a nice puzzle to move on to.
     
  2. cubecraze1

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    buy a 4x4 they are fun make sure you get a good one like sheng shou v3
     
  3. cubeone

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    I'm looking to get a 7x7 and the shengshou 7x7 came out not too long ago. For those of you who have the SS 7x7 or similar cubes, would you recommend it over something like the v cube 7x7? I have the SS 5x5 and I am quite pleased with it, though there is a crack in the core. The only v cube I have ever owned was the v cube 2a, and I don't really like the feel of it that well. I have somewhat small hands, and so would the pillowed feature of the v cube be of any use to me if I were to get it? Also, since the SS 7x7 is the only cubic 7x7 on the market that I know of, how would I find replacement stickers for it if I were to get it?
     
  4. xcuber123

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    plenty of people have them but it's not a good cube. This is because the hollow corners catch on the centre and lockup. watch crazybadcuber or algorithmists review
     
  5. Amir Nafisi

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    help me to buy master magic & magic

    I want to buy a best magic and master magic for our match in Iran then Iran rubikup 2012 (I think Iran open 2012) but idont know which magic and master is better than another and my records and ave in two items.
    magic Rec:1.11 Ave:1.46
    Master Rec:4.34 Ave:6.21
    now ihave a cubetwist magic and its realy a good magic and my master is Qyqi.please help me.
     
  6. benskoning

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    Get a gojia m and mm there great.
     
  7. iEnjoyCubing

    iEnjoyCubing Member

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    Get a Shengshou. As far as stickers go, CubeSmith can provide replacements.
     
  8. mrpotatoman14

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    For magic unless your cubetwist breaks just keep it. There's barely any difference in different types of magics if any.
     
  9. MovingOnUp

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    No one really cares about magic, but if you are hardcore into it, I recommend a ghost hand magic. I own one and a cubetwist and ghost hand seems wayy better. they sell them at icubemart.com if you're looking for somewhere
     
  10. snorri

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    Lubix Zanchi or Dayan Zanchi??

    should i buy dayan zanchi and lubricate it with lubix or buy a lubix zanchi???
     
  11. applemobile

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    When I first got my lubix zanchi it was awful compared to my worn in standard zanchi. But once worn in its a much better cube. Despite what people say, they do need wearing in.
     
  12. CoryThigpen

    CoryThigpen Premium Member

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    I will never buy another Lubix cube. The one they sent me was so tight I couldn't even do a double flick with it. It's like they didn't even bothere to try it out after doing their stuff to it. I took it apart, wiped all of the crap off, and tensioned and lubricated myself. Hope this helps.
     
  13. Vipervenom9

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    Def buy the Lubix Zhanchi... they did a great job on mine, tension was perfect, and it was silky smooth turning right outta the box. Also saves you the time of doing the 48 point edge mod urself. Mine Lubix Zhanchi is incredibly fast and has yet to pop once.
     
  14. apoplectic

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    I'd say get just a DaYan Zhanchi, that way you can break it in easier if you want, mod it easier if you want (I'd assume trying to dremel a lubed cube makes things harder with it slipping out of your hands, etc.), then lube it with whatever you want (why get a Lubix one if you prefer silicone?).
     
  15. retep

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    Lol really? Mine was extremely loose (I tried pulling on the sides to see what the tension was like and pulled out 3 pieces together on one side lol). It was also gummy at first (it was over lubed, but that is typicaly, and actually good imo). It just needed some breaking in and was excellent. However, I am not entirely sure it was worth the price.

    IMO you are almost guaranteed a good quality cube and job done, however the cost isn't worth it (like I said, imo). You can get a cheaper cube and lube it yourself, just takes a bit more time (you can also mod if you wish). Basically it comes down to how valuable your time is / how concerned you are with the cost...
     
  16. Ninja Storm

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    Dayan Zhanchi. If you're new, go with the toolbox cube. Do the mods yourself, it's good practice.
     
  17. Jus1201

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    I am looking for a 3x3 that is fas but has bad corner cutting so i can get more accurate with my turning.
    Any suggestions?
     
  18. Datak

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    Dont get the zhanchis, they really suck and they always pop
     
  19. maderito

    maderito Member

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    Wow - lots of divergent opinions on this one.

    I have both - the Lubix and non-Lubix Zhanchi. The Lubix was "pre-tensioned" and, of course lubricated. It really is much better than my original Zhanchi, which is still quite excellent, but now feeling its age - gummy and sluggish. I was VERY impressed with the Lubix Zhanchi after being more than satisfied with my first Zhanchi. I only bought the second to have a "spare" in case something happened -- but it's now become my main cube.

    I suspect any Zhanchi that is properly cleaned, tensioned and lubricated will be excellent. However, it takes some know-how to properly tension and lubricate the cube - thus the advantage (and extra cost) of the Lubix version.
     

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