¿Retooled black MF8 Megaminx? (pictures)

Discussion in 'Hardware Area' started by Rodrigo Piaggio, Sep 4, 2009.

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  1. Rodrigo Piaggio

    Rodrigo Piaggio Premium Member

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    Hello, a couple of days ago i got my black MF8 minx from C4Y. They where out of stock for months. When i turn the puzzle the layers have a general smooth and fast feel (unlubed) better than the white one i have from rubikfans. Well, finally i can put together my Gigaminx and now i can concentrate in the MF8 minx. I took it apart and saw differences with my old white one:

    First the tiles are more thin and the colours more "faded".

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    The center caps are different now:

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    The edges have different shape also:

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    The same thing with the corners:

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    And finally the core are now kind of transparent:

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    Anyone has noticed this changes in mechanism? for now i cannot compare the performance of both since i have not ajusted and lubed the black "new" one, but certainly is better out of the box than the white "old" one.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  2. 4Chan

    4Chan Premium Member

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    The new one has similar corners and edges to the PVC, which ive heard is similar to the mefferts....

    By no means am I a minx expert, but thats my opinion.

    Nice find!~
     
  3. Finally the corners are a bit stronger.
     
  4. Radu

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    Interesting. A new order is one the way. :)
     
  5. Rodrigo Piaggio

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    Yesterday i complete unassenbly the black mf8, clean, adjust tension and lube. Wow this puzzle is amazing: incredible fast, smooth, can cut corners insanely. Lock ups a bit but much less than the white one. 3 or 4 solves without a single pop. Great!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  6. MichaelErskine

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    Great pictures -- my amazing exploding white MF8 (palmed off by Meffert's for $28 as one of their own <grrrr!>) is the same as yours and those corners on the black "re-tooled" sure look a lot better: as an earlier poster mentioned, more like the PVC pieces. I shall be ordering one to add to my growing Minx collection!
     
  7. V-te

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    Bump. I'm looking far one of these but white, on ebay. Can anyone please give me a link? I do not have a megaminx right now and would really like this one. (retooled)
     

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