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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Hi everyone. I took a little hiatus from cubing and coming back it looks like a lot of interesting new puzzles have come out. Particularly interested in the new 4x4s. I'm a huge fan of the Gan Air SM but I still regard the original Wuque as the best 4x4 of all time. So the question becomes -...
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    Tempest 3V1 Development Thread (A 2x2? (11/12/18))

    a) You are the designer, you should be deciding which manufacturing partner gives you the best opportunity to bring your idea to market and targeting them, not asking the community. b) You keep listing off these major manufacturers like they are lining up to work with you. Based on what...
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    Tempest 3V1 Development Thread (A 2x2? (11/12/18))

    It's over a year later and you haven't even made a social media account for your brand yet? No wonder you haven't heard back from any manufacturers yet... they are not going to take you seriously unless you take your brand and products seriously and represent them in a professional manner. I...
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    Tempest 3V1 Development Thread (A 2x2? (11/12/18))

    Are you planning to market/sell 3D printed versions of this puzzle, or do you have someone lined up to mold it?
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    [Help Thread] Is my cube / puzzle a dud?

    A couple other tips that might help you: Make sure the puzzle is tensioned evenly all around. If even one side is looser than the others it can cause a lot of catching and lockups. You can also take the puzzle apart and look to make sure the hardware and core aren't damaged. It is unlikely...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    My 2 cents: Gans RSC is a cool collectible but there are MUCH better beginner speedcubes out there. If you are on a $20 budget I would just pass on Gans entirely for now if I were you. MoFang JiaoShi has the best budget speedcube lineup at the moment. Spend $8 now on an MF3RS2 stickerless...
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    [Help Thread] Is my cube / puzzle a dud?

    No idea. I don't have a ton of experience with big cubes, and I've never owned or tried a Cubicle Labs or SCS Nova puzzle.
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    [Help Thread] Is my cube / puzzle a dud?

    OP, how experienced are you with 6x6? I have a Yuxin Red and a Wuhua V1. I'm not very good on either but the Wuhua seems to have much more frustrating catches and lockups. I haven't really spent much time practicing though, so I've always chocked it up to being inexperienced with big cubes...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    To answer your first question the MF3RS2 M is probably the best choice out of those three and will give you the most bang for your buck. A plain GTS 2 seems kinda pointless today. If I were you I wouldn't worry so much about the "speed" of a cube. You can set up any cube to be faster or...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I have a Wuhua V1 and it catches constantly. Take that with a grain of salt though because I'm also just really bad at turning big cubes so it could mostly be my technique (or lack thereof). Major thing to consider IMO is puzzle size. Both the Wuhua and Aoshi are 67mm versus the 65mm Yuxin Red.
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I have never tried the Thunderclap 4x4, let alone a magnetic version so I can't comment on that. But there's a reason pretty much everyone uses the Wuque - it's the best 4x4 on the market. If you are worried about the puzzle not having magnets, you can add them yourself for cheap and it's a...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    For someone at your stage, I would say yes the MF3RS2 is a better cube. Top cubers liked the GTS V1 because it's super fast and light, but it is very flexible and unstable, making it a difficult (if not unusable) beginner cube. I've been cubing for a couple years and still find it difficult to...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Real friends buy friends stickerless Little Magics
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    The vast majority of cubes are made in China. There are no mass-produced speedcubes made in the USA. If you see an Amazon seller that claims to be, they are just modifying/repackaging a Chinese cube. There is no clear winner in terms of durability per se, but for a beater I'd suggest a budget...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Yeah there aren't many new ones, but there are definitely some good 57mm still out there. First that come to mind are the YJ Chilong and Yulong. Both are less than $8 and listed at 57mm. Not amazing by today's standards but definitely usable and quite good in their time. Note: stay away...
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