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

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  1. Dude Blu

    Dude Blu Member

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    Help me choose between thuderclap v1 and mf3rs2!!
     
  2. dskids

    dskids Member

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    MF3RS2, absolutely no question.

    The Thunderclap V1 was like the last good cube from the "Aolong era". It held its own against the Aolong, Hualong, Meiying, etc. but IMO it's just not good when compared to today's designs. The MF3RS2 is going to outperform it in almost every way. The only way I can recommend it is if you just have to have that round, springy, "bubbly" cubie feel.
     
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  3. Botwinder

    Botwinder Member

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    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and was wondering what cube I should get. I currently have an mf3rs, an mf3rs2 (which I bring to school every day), and a gts2m which I don't feel comfortable taking to schoool because I've heard that the magnets are prone to falling off. If I get a new cube what should it be? I'm looking for a slightly more stable cube, and was thinking of getting a valk 3, valk power, or a gan 356 air sm. What do you recommend?

    Edit: spelling error, as 1001010101001 noticed
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
  4. 1001010101001

    1001010101001 Member

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    If you want a stable cube, get the Valk Power.
    Also what is Gan 356 sir? Do you mean Gan Air?
     
  5. greentgoatgal

    greentgoatgal Member

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    Magnets are not prone to falling out.
     
  6. Hero

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    There seems to be some sort of controversy over this. Even many top-end Qiyi-sponsored speedcubers are saying there's barely a difference between the 2 cubes.
     
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  7. Aerma

    Aerma Member

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    Right here
    I don't think there's (much) difference in performance, but I prefer the feel of the Power quite a bit!
     
  8. FireCuber

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    Hey,

    Just wondering which cube you like better between the MF3RS vs. the MF3RS2? I would like to know WHY to, so please post down below! :)

    Thanks!
     
  9. 1001010101001

    1001010101001 Member

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    If MF3RS is to MF3RS2 as Thunderclap is to Thunderclap 2, RS2. I like the unique feeling of the thunderclap 2.
     
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  10. pglewis

    pglewis Member

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    They are completely different puzzles to me despite calling the newer one "2". The MF3RS2 definitely "tracks" and turns better for me with the guide collar around the centers but it's also more expensive.
     
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  11. Hero

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    Umm... whoever moved my thread here, I didn't ask for the cube I should get, I was just asking out of curiosity.

    Anyway, since this is here, and the poll disappeared....
    There seems to be some sort of controversy over this as even many top-end Qiyi-sponsored speedcubers agree there's barely any difference between the 2 cubes. Valk 3 or Valk Power?
     
  12. FireCuber

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    Didn't want my thread moved either, but I guess I posted in the wrong place.
     
  13. greentgoatgal

    greentgoatgal Member

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    This forum seems to be very strictly ordered. If you ask a question that correlates to the topic of another larger thread, your thread will get moved. Whether you like it or not.
     
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  14. Dude Blu

    Dude Blu Member

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    Wanna buy one of em...but cant choose between em!
     
  15. nobanpl0x194

    nobanpl0x194 Member

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    I'm beginning to learn to solve a 3x3, but i have a crap cube. I need a cube that is budget-friendly and that is pretty good.
     
  16. The Pocket Cuber

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    Get a MF3RS or MF3RS2 they are very good, and are really enjoyable to turn
     
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  17. CuberJK77

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    Buy the Mf3rs2. The thunderclap was my first cube and it needs cleaning and lubing very often. After some days, after i bought it and did nothing to tune it, it slowed down extremely. It also got a weird touch / feel, as if my fingers would be glued. Got to clean it, and, lubed it the first time. It then got it's speed back, but now it got it's slowlyness and bad feeling back. I don't like the cube anymore, but it's now at "Work", so i don't care about how it's used anymore. The Mf3rs is definitely better, the Mf3rs2 is also very good and the yuxin little magic would be my recommendation.
     
  18. David Smolinski

    David Smolinski Member

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    What 3x3 should I get? I can machine a core, so that doesn't have to be durable. I intend to glue pieces with ABS pipe glue.

    Other nice features: stickerless, speedy, made in the USA

    Puzzles that I will probably resell: all have weak edge pieces
    - Valk 3 power: also has huge weakening holes in the centers
    - Gts2
    - mf3rs: I meant to get mf3rs2
    - qiyi warrior w

    Are there puzzle brands that consistently make other tough puzzles? I really like my cyclone boys 2x2 and qiyi megaminx.

    It seems that cubers have little interest in durable gear. That's a problem in other sports. If a bike racer only rode racing bikes, he/she would go through lots of expensive custom bikes.

    From my research, one of these is probably the best beater 3x3:
    Moyu and YJ:
    Mf3, Mf3s, Mf3rs2
    Guanlong, Yulong, Aolong (v1)
    Cyclone Boys: Feiwu, Feichi, XuanFeng
    Thunderclap (v1)
     
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  19. FireCuber

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    Yes...Buy the MF3RS2! I have it and I use it as my main. It is awesome! If you want to buy one between those two then get the MF3RS2!
     
  20. ClovisKoo

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    What's a modern cube that feels the most like the thunderclap v1? Been eyeing the valk power recently
     

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