Discussion in 'Hardware Area' started by daniel0731ex, Apr 25, 2010.

1. 1001010101001Member

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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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2. pglewisMember

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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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3. HeroMember

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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?

4. FireCuberMember

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

5. greentgoatgalMember

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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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6. Dude BluMember

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

7. nobanpl0x194Member

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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.

8. The Pocket CuberMember

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

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9. CuberJK77Member

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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.

10. David SmolinskiMember

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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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11. FireCuberMember

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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!

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

13. 1001010101001Member

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MF3RS2 = poor man's Moyu Weilong GTS2

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14. Dude BluMember

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Welll i just ordered one!(guess i am a poor man)

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15. dskidsMember

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I don't think there really is anything in the current lineup that really feels like a Thunderclap. To me, the Yuexiao Pro is kinda like a spiritual successor to the Aolong/Thunderclap style of puzzle but to me it feels more like a MUCH better X-man Tornado than anything. I haven't tried a Valk Power so I can't say for sure about that.

16. MasterCjMember

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What are some cheap 57MM Speed cubes?

18. MasterCjMember

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Alright thanks dude. I will just look for any price 57MM cubes then.

(Can anyone name me some 57MM cubes?)

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19. Sue DoenimMember

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Why specifically 57 mm? I looked through the first few pages of the Cubicle and it seemed like all of the newer cubes are 56 mm.

20. FirstMaple8Member

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What is the best clock on the market?