I realize that this topic has been discussed numerous times in the past, but I would like to see a discussion on the matter held in a low noise environment. IMO, previous threads led to battles of personal belief as opposed to leading to a possible conclusion.
My main concerns are health related. The store bought Rubiks brand 3x3x3 that I used for the first few months of my cubing endeavors almost put a halt to them altogether. I was suffering from serious pain and discomfort that made me contemplate giving up my newly found hobby.
For my part, I would like to see the following points discussed:
- Is it easier for an experienced cuber to get accustomed to "fast" cubes?
- Does using a stiff/locky cube help beginners learn turning accuracy?
- Does using a "fast" cube as a beginning cuber promote bad cubing habits?
Please share your opinions.