Yeah, I think so. It's quite flexible and stable at the same time. A lot of options for tensioning. Also, I overshoot a lot less with it than the X. Hope that helps!
A good setup might be: strong magnets, hex nut setting 2, and GES setting 5.
The X uses the nuts from previous cubes (IPG v5 and numerical IPG)
The XS and X V2 use a unique tensioning system
And the 356 M uses GES+ nuts which weren't used in older cubes.
My suggestion would be to get the XS if you're looking for a tighter puzzle. It can get really tight with setting 1/2...
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1.) 354 M mod - a 354 M V2 (matte finish pieces) with a IPG v5 core and yellow nuts. Fully setup.
2.) Black Gan X - numerical IPG, tensioned and lubed.
If you buy several you will get a discount than if buying only one.
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I'm wondering how many people think that at present time or any given time there is such a thing as a "perfect cube" in terms of its qualities.
For me I've been going back and forth and currently I almost think the Gan Air Sm is pretty much near perfect after extensive use of tons of other...
3x3 Average of 5 with Gan XS
1.) R D L' U B2 D' L F' L' F U2 D2 L2 D2 F D2 B2 R2 L2 B L2 22.31
2.) D2 F2 L2 U F2 D F2 U2 R2 U' B' L F D2 R F' U2 B2 L2 22.49
3.) F R' U2 F' L2 D2 B' L2 U2 B L2 R2 U2 F2 R' F' U2 F' U' L 20.73
4.) L2 B' R2 U R2 U' L2 D' B2 U R2 D2 L D L R F' L' B R2 [24.32]
Goal: Sub 20
Cube: Gan 356 M
Scrambles for week 14 (monday 30 march 2020)
Notes: might've accomplished the goal if I solved the last one better.
LOL at this discussion...
Yeah I'd say I fit the criteria since I've had success in the fighting game scene due to my fast reactions.
I think being fast at cube is a matter of perception. One person can perceive and be able to manipulate a cube FAR differently from someone else.
In my case I have been on the verge of sub-20 for months now, with hundreds if not thousands of sub 20 solves and a number of sub 15 solves (and some 13 sec fullsteps).
Yet, I would say a normal average for me is ~20 seconds.
I think it really comes down to what your actual maximum human...
I made a hybrid Gan 356 M out of my Gan X. So it's a Gan 356 M but with glossy finish which is better to me. All I had to do was use the center pieces and the GES+ nuts which come with the 356 M.
I've dabbled in using the XS tensioning system with X pieces... It turned out really well too...