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    Race to sub x on a 4x4

    Round 65a Sub 1:10 DIY WuQue M Yau Ao12: 1:15.14 Boo! Started and finished with a 1:20. Best was 1:02. Whole average was meh! I've stopped practicing 4x4, need to get back in to it!
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    Older cubers discussions

    Interesting thoughts @JohnnyReggae @openseas @newtonbase... Personally, I'm not overly keen on the GAN, even having tweaked the corner tensions. I'm totally sold on stickerless these days, too. I struggled a little going back to stickered, and have to admit I'm not overly keen. That being...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Calling all magnetisers - if you fancy magnetising a GANs Air 356 make sure you "tension" the edges and corners correctly. For anyone who's been cubing for 3+ years, remember tensioning an old Dayan cube, where you stretched the core out and counted the threads to check each centre was...
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    Older cubers discussions

    Welcome Jae - I love making magnetic cubes and playing with numbers, too! You're in excellent company here. 20 is quite some achievement, I've only managed a Valk 3, WuQue, and about to try a GAN 356 Air MMmmmm tonight. Definitely gets easier with practice! Funny - I was pretty much an...
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    @kbrune... OUCH. Just... ouch! I've been thinking about a new project, making a magnetic Gans 356 (because NOBODY) has done that, eh? Anyway, ordered from SpeedCubeShop last night, my first order from them, because I spotted the Air Master was on sale there and JPerm (sorry, can't remember...
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    Just thought I'd share this - the effect of magnetising my WuQue: XPre-MagnetsPost-MagnetsImprovementAs % Single01:00.74000:54.83400:05.90610% Ao501:07.51001:04.34400:03.1665% Ao1201:10.52001:08.37600:02.1443% Ao10001:18.16001:12.97400:05.1867% Not surprisingly, the magnets have made me...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I guess, Master then? Spent the last half hour looking at the range and trying to decide which is best to magnetise. I like half bright stickers, and TBH haven't restickered a cube in about 4 years because... well stickerless FTW, so I'd avoid the basic model. I've looked at the polls on the...
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    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    I was a big Valk fan for a long time, and magnetised one myself... bought an off-the-shelf GTS2M, and LL is smoother than the Valk, although the cube in general is less controllable. Both are great cubes - I'm a little bit faster with the GTS2M. I'd be interested to try the Gans Air UM... may...
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    Magnets thread

    Do you know if they ship to the UK? Trying to find their FAQs/shipping info...
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    Magnets thread

    I can highly recommend Spider Magnets on eBay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/spider_magnets?_trksid=p2047675.l2559. I've used them multiple times - same/next working day dispatch to UK addresses, and the magnets are genuine (unlike some I've heard reports of, which aren't advertised strength)...
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    Older cubers discussions

    I've done guides for both the Valk and WuQue. I can look them up, but a forum search for... maybe something like pipkiksass magnet WuQue/Valk should pick it up. Happy to answer any questions. I'm no expert, but can help you avoid making some of the mistakes I made early on. I haven't had the...
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    Ouch! Hope you're healing up ok?! Buy some magnets and make a make a decent cube AWESOME? Fun and frugal at the same time!! I'll give you the same 4x4 tips I gave @kbrune a couple of weeks ago. Again, I'm going to assume you use Yau?! Plan first centre fully in inspection. Try your best...
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    I'd been flirting with sub-1 single on 4x4 since popping magnets in my WuQue... PB was 1:01.xx, then yesterday had a 1:00.5x DNF, E perm which I'd mistakenly thought had PLL parity... Anyway, Ao5 is down from 1:07 to 1:05.081, Ao12 is down from 1:10.52 to 1:09.39, Ao100 down from 1:19.xx to...
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    Magnets thread

    Just thought I'd share the outcome of my experiment at making a WuQue M, and a few tips I've worked out along the way, just in case anyone could benefit from them. If anyone wants me to do so, I can edit the guide and add images. I used this video as a starting point: But that's about it...
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    This! Would love one day to go to a comp. May get a sub 10 at home, but if a tree falls in the woods... In other news, magnets for my WuQue arrived today, plan is to do the whole project tonight, but I'll believe that when I see it!!! Edit: ok, turns out magnetising a 4x4 is surprisingly...
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