Big cube outer layer catching

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  1. Aserian

    Aserian Member

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    Hey guys, just got into big cubes and have been having some issues with the outer layers catching (not full locks for the most part) quite a bit. They are new cubes so I am still working them in. Will these catches slowly go away over time or is it indicative of a cube that is too tight/loose or underlubed? (no lube in them yet while I break them in).

    Do big cubes require more/less time to break in?

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. Competition Cuber

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    What types of cubes do you have? You mimht just have bad models.
     
  3. Aserian

    Aserian Member

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    My 4x4 is the QiYi Wuque and my 5x5 is the QiYi WuShuang. I have the "budget" Yuxin cloud 5x5 as well, which seems to actually catch less than the WuShuang
     
  4. Competition Cuber

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    Oh. What are the tensions and setup on the cube? Howere, I use both the Wuque and the Qushuang as my mains, and non of them catch, so I think it just has to do with break-in/setup/tensions.
     
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  5. Aserian

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    I've got it set up to corner cut at 1 cubie, is this too loose/tight? And yeah, I haven't had a chance to fully break it in/lube it so that could be the issue too. Just that every review I read is like "right out of the box it's great, no catching, yada yada", so it makes me think either A) they're being paid to say it or B) my big tension skills are not as refined as my 3x3.
     
  6. Competition Cuber

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    an you post a picture of the tensions? How did you lube it?
     
  7. Aserian

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    Not sure how to post a picture of tensions? Also I heard you're supposed to break it in before lubing so it's not lubed yet, do you have a recommendation on which lube to use for big cubes?
     
  8. Competition Cuber

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    Silk and DNM. 2 drops of silk on each layer (2 on outer, 2 on inner), and 3 drops on each layer for DNM
     
  9. Malkom

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    I think it's mainly due to your turning style. It's easy to misalign the layers which will cause lockups, if you learn how to turn properly (something I'm still trying to learn) the cubes are amazing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
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  10. Ordway Persyn

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    +1, sometimes I see people blame hardware instead of themselves. You just have to do some solves to adjust to the turning of big cubes, as they require more accuracy.
     
  11. Aserian

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    Awesome thanks everyone! I'll keep practicing and lube up.
     

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