[Review] QJ Pyraminx

Discussion in 'Puzzle Reviews' started by ThomasJE, Feb 3, 2012.

Welcome to the Speedsolving.com. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community of over 30,000 people, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us and we'll help you get started. We look forward to seeing you on the forums!

Already a member? Login to stop seeing this message.
  1. Excellent

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Above Average

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. Average

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  4. Below Average

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Poor

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. ThomasJE

    ThomasJE Premium Member

    1,813
    1
    Dec 31, 2011
    England
    YouTube:
    ThomasJECubing
    This thread is for reviews of the QJ Pyraminx. You can vote in the poll above, but please only vote if you own this particular puzzle.

    When posting your review, please follow a template similar to this:

    • Where the puzzle was purchased:
    • When the puzzle was purchased:
    • Thoughts on the puzzle:

    What are your thoughts of this puzzle? Please vote one of the options above - but please only vote if you own and have used this puzzle extensively!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2013
  2. Thompson

    Thompson Member

    379
    0
    Dec 11, 2008
    WCA:
    2008CLAR01
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Cube4you and lightake
    When the puzzle was purchased: Summer 2010
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Very stiff out of the box. After lubing and some breaking in it can be very nice! Unfortunately, it starts to get loose very quickly after it peaks and just gets worse and worse. You have to buy a new one every couple of months if you are really into pyraminx. I voted average
     
  3. rubixwiz031

    rubixwiz031 Member

    382
    0
    May 24, 2011
    A suburb of N.Y.C.
    WCA:
    2011ROTH01
    YouTube:
    rubixwiz031
    Amazon
    Winter 2011
    It is okay, but my KO is MUCH better.
     
  4. antoineccantin

    antoineccantin Member

    5,470
    11
    Nov 8, 2010
    near Ottawa, Canada
    WCA:
    2010CANT02
    YouTube:
    antoineccantin
    What brand is your KO?
     
  5. Cheese11

    Cheese11 Member

    Where it was purchased: LighTake
    When: Like 2 years ago
    Thoughts: Very nice turning. Pops a lot, and the stickers suck.
     
  6. Yuxuibbs

    Yuxuibbs Member

    1,254
    0
    Feb 13, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI
    WCA:
    2011CHEN54
    YouTube:
    Rainpaw4
    Where the puzzle was purchased: pickegg.com
    When the puzzle was purchased: ~october 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: It was pretty clicky at first but it's awesome after breaking it in. Almost broke an edge when I was disassembling it but it was my fault. I don't know why but there's a ball bearing missing (from when I took it apart?). My stickers were chipping within the first month.

    Voted above average because it was better than some other pyraminxes I tried.



    You do know they are adjustable right?
     
  7. cubecraze1

    cubecraze1 Member

    624
    1
    Aug 1, 2011
    Australia
    WCA:
    2011OMAH01
    YouTube:
    cubecraze1
    Where: Mr Tim Major (kubaroo)
    when: just before ausnats i think
    thoughts i had before felt an awesome QJ pyraminx from a friend so i bought one and it was no way near as good as my friends but 100x better then my Mefferts pyraminx
     
  8. JasonK

    JasonK Premium Member

    1,333
    0
    Oct 31, 2010
    Melbourne, AUS
    WCA:
    2011KILB01
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Lightake, Kubaroo and SpeedCubeShop
    When the puzzle was purchased: Every few months since Feb 2011

    Thoughts on the puzzle:
    Very stiff when you first get it, but only takes a few days to break in. Once it gets good, it gets reeeaaaally good. Extremely fast and feels nice to solve. Unfortunately after a while it starts to wear out, it's still very nice to use but it starts to pop and just gets more and more unstable. If you're going to be using it heavily it'll need replacing regularly, if you don't really do pyra much it should last a while. Maru lube works well on them.

    Side note: In my experience I've found that the tiled QJs tend to be better than the stickered ones, I'm not sure why but they just seem to turn smoother. I always remove the tiles from my ones with a stanley knife and replace them with Cubesmith stickers.

    I voted Above Average, the only thing that keeps me from voting Excellent is its lifespan.
     
  9. Andri Maulana

    Andri Maulana Member

    104
    0
    May 3, 2011
    Bengkalis, Indonesia
    WCA:
    2011SYAH02
    YouTube:
    AndriRubikers

    Same problem with my QJ pyraminx. When it's new and lubed, it's very nice. But after a month it become loose and pop a lot.

    I've tried open the caps to adjust the tension, but the caps was glued from the factory. After trying really hard, i only can open 1 cap.

    Any suggestion how to open the caps??
     
  10. Yuxuibbs

    Yuxuibbs Member

    1,254
    0
    Feb 13, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI
    WCA:
    2011CHEN54
    YouTube:
    Rainpaw4
    I just hold on to a tip (top triangle) and pull.... like the corners of the tip, it hurts but it works.
     
  11. Carrot

    Carrot Member

    1,915
    0
    Feb 9, 2009
    WCA:
    2008ANDE02
    YouTube:
    Minxer2011
    Where the puzzle was purchased:
    - Cube4you, Lightake, puzzle stand at Euro 2010 and Cube depot.
    When the puzzle was purchased:
    - 2009, 2010 and 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle:
    - It's okay :) (most of them suck though haha)
     
  12. Alcuber

    Alcuber Member

    830
    0
    Sep 24, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    WCA:
    2010WHIT01
    Where the puzzle was purchased: Lightake, CubeDepot
    When the puzzle was purchased: June 2010, August 2011
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Needs a fair amount of breaking in, after that its good for a few hundred solves before it starts to pop and lock up.
     
  13. Where: Amazon
    When: It wasn't purchased, it was a Christmas 2010 gift.
    Thoughts: In the beginning it is good, but the quality deteriorates very quickly and it starts popping like crazy. I currently need a new pyraminx.
     
  14. mrpotatoman14

    mrpotatoman14 Member

    296
    0
    May 12, 2011
    North Carolina, USA
    Where- Cube Depot Amazon
    When- Summer 2011 September 2011 January 2011 (I've bought it from cube depot twice)
    Thoughts- All had different feelings out of the box. My first a black stickered one was alright and got better with tensioning. My white tiled one was GARBAGE and I gave it to a friend who wanted it more than me. But, the most recent one a white stickered one was awesome out of the box. After tensioning it, it only became better. Since I've had a terrible one, decent one, and awesome one I voted average.
     
  15. ThomasJE

    ThomasJE Premium Member

    1,813
    1
    Dec 31, 2011
    England
    YouTube:
    ThomasJECubing
    Where the puzzle was purchased: DinoDirect
    When the puzzle was purchased: March (I think)
    Thoughts on the puzzle: Nice turning, cutting is good, and with a little modding, it corner cuts quite well and also reverse corner-cuts a little. Pops every so often, but a good puzzle overall.
     

Share This Page