Does your Zhanchi pop?

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  1. 1 in a solve

    1.9%
  2. 1 in 2-5 solves

    5.3%
  3. 1 in 6-10

    8.3%
  4. 1 in 10-20

    14.3%
  5. 1 in 20+

    70.2%
  1. HiWhatIsMyName

    HiWhatIsMyName Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Yeah, does your's pop (and explode)? With or without torpedos? I have one with torpedos, pops and explodes a whole lot, tightened it, locks up more, cant cut, pieces catch and pops out. loosen it, explodes.
     
  2. Ninja Storm

    Ninja Storm Member

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    Oct 7, 2011
    Maryland
    WCA:
    2012ELLI01
    YouTube:
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    Both of my Zhanchi cubes have never popped. Maybe you should do the edge mod for it?
     
  3. CheesePuffs

    CheesePuffs Member

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    Jan 5, 2012
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    Lube it then tighten it. I had like the same problem. I used traxxas but I'm sure maru lune or lubix would be amazing too.
     
  4. HiWhatIsMyName

    HiWhatIsMyName Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Done it
    Not planning on buying lube :( , only have a crappy 3 in 1 lube

    maybe i'll give it to my friend whos new to cubing, and get a guhong v2 for myself

    anyone else have any tips? (multi posted again!)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  5. Sarahjdes

    Sarahjdes Member

    Only problem I have is when I'm scrambling it without using a predefined scramble (when I'm just messing with it too harshly) a corner will sometimes rotate, so I end up with my whole cube solved but a corner. But I do not have pops when I'm solving my cube.
     
  6. ressMox

    ressMox Member

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    Feb 4, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Mine pops, but only because I deliberately have it very loose. And even then it's rare.
     
  7. Ickenicke

    Ickenicke Member

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Sweden
    YouTube:
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    My ZhanChi pops, but rarely.
     
  8. radmin

    radmin Member

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    Feb 25, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    WCA:
    2010HARD02
    I shortened the springs on mine. That way, it feels loose due to less friction but is actually tighter.
    ZH becomes clicky when loose or when the springs are shortened, which I like.

    I clipped 1.5 turns off using a Dremel's grinding bit. I put a little 30k Diff oil on the spring before reassembling. Other people have just swapped the springs with something else and gotten good results.


    As far as popping, I get pops when it's too loose.
     
  9. cityzach

    cityzach Member

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    Apr 28, 2011
    Manhattan, NYC
    WCA:
    2010GOLD01
    YouTube:
    cityzach
    My ZhanChi pops occasionally, but not very often. It did however, pop when i was officially solving at Princeton Fall 2011 :mad:
     
  10. ben1996123

    ben1996123 Banned

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    May 17, 2009
    Ponyville
    WCA:
    2009WHIT01
    YouTube:
    ben1996123
    I can't vote on the poll because I've had mine since November and it hasn't popped yet. Maybe you should add a "Never" option to the poll. With torpedos.
     
  11. chrissyD

    chrissyD Member

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    Jun 2, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    WCA:
    2009DICK02
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    pops all the time. Only got it last week
     
  12. andyfreeman

    andyfreeman Member

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    Jan 8, 2012
    Probably 1 in 50 when I am getting careless and it needs lubing. Torpedoless and quite loose. I have refined my turning style to being more accurate.
     
  13. Zarxrax

    Zarxrax Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    North Carolina
    Took the torpedoes out of mine, and I have never experienced a pop.
     
  14. Yuxuibbs

    Yuxuibbs Member

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    Feb 13, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI
    WCA:
    2011CHEN54
    YouTube:
    Rainpaw4
    Mine never popped and I've had it for almost 5 months. I like looser cubes and I took the torpedoes out.
     
  15. 5BLD

    5BLD Member

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    Apr 14, 2011
    England
    WCA:
    2011LAUA01
    YouTube:
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    Mine doesn't pop but sometimes it explodes
     
  16. MostEd

    MostEd Member

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    May 21, 2011
    St. Petersburg Russia
    WCA:
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    once in ages i can get a pop
     
  17. conn9

    conn9 Member

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    Mar 10, 2011
    Cheshire, England
    WCA:
    2012TALB01
    YouTube:
    9conn
    I've done about 1000 solves with it and I think it has popped twice. I've not tensioned it at all, just lubed it.
     
  18. Eleredo

    Eleredo Member

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    Jun 20, 2010
    Belgium
    Anyone who selected a choice other than "1 in 20+" badly needs to learn how to tension their cubes. I mean, even with the anchors removed, my Zhanchi barely pops. More of than not I already did hundreds of solves before I get a pop.

    Of course every Zhanchi will pop at some time or another; the Zhanchi is pop-resistant, which is not the same as pop-proof. There will never be a cube that never pops, unless you tension it so it becomes a rock, but good luck with speedsolving then.

    edit: Oh, and as for the setup: it now has torpedoes and it's lubed with silicon spray. I put the torpedoes back in not because it pops less with torpedoes but it just does not feel right when I solve my Zhanchi with the torpedoes removed.

    I guess that's because I've been using it for a long time before I first took the torpedoes out so I was already very used to them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  19. Cheese11

    Cheese11 Member

    Mine does not explode (/ ever popped). It has torpedo's and is lubed with Lubix, Z-Lube, and some hobbyshop shockoil. Gotta clean it out soon though.

    Therefore, I will not answer the poll.
     
  20. HeyCuber

    HeyCuber Member

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    Jan 16, 2012
    Finland
    Mine hasn't really popped during solves. Although, sometimes when I practice algorithms really fast, it might pop. Removing torpedoes made it pop worse so I'm using them at the moment.
     

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