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Budget Square-1 comparison

Which of the following is the best budget square-1?


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I have a cubing classroom square-1, and it pops in every solves. pieces fly far away like a toy gun. The cubing classroom square-1 is a complete trash. However,I don't know why some cubers are using it as their main.
« Cough cough TCKewbs cough »

So my squan came earlier than expected, last night, and I’ve had time to break it in and stuff before telling you all this.

Tl;dr: It’s a fantastic squan that is kinda locky and nice light magnets.

My squan main before this was a qifa. This will become relevant later. Out of the box, it was pretty good. It felt dry and very locky; I couldn’t do parity without 5-7 lockups. This was due to me being used to my qifa, a much slower squan w/o magnets. I put some lube in just to make it feel less dry, and it worked. I did some solves, set it aside, and then did some more. The later solves were better than the first ones and now it feels really nice. Very happy with this purchase. If you don’t have a squan and have the money, get this one. I think a lot of people were complaining about magnet strength because they are so used to their volts with strong magnets. However, I really enjoyed this one, and I think it’s very good!
The design of the stickerless version of the Cubing Classroom Square-1 is different from that of the stickered version. TCKewbs' Cubing Classroom Square-1 is stickered, and is fully magnetic, while my Cubing Classroom Square-1 is stickerless, which is impossible to be magnetized.
 
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Square-1 budget - Yuxin Little Magic Square-1
Square-1 great - Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1
Square-1 expert - X-Man Volt, Yuxin Little Magic M Square-1
 
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But the volt is worse than the Yuxin and is also still around the price point of great, even if it is more expensive than the Yuxin
Yuxin Little Magic M square-1 is cheaper than the X-Man volt, and it has magnets in the top and bottom layers.
Should X-Man Volt be removed from square-1 expert? The poll results in the Best Square1 comparison thread (here) shows that Yuxin Little Magic M square1 seems to be more popular than the X-Man volt.
 
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Yuxin Little Magic M square1 is cheaper than the X-Man volt, and it has magnets in the top and bottom layers.
Should X-Man Volt be removed from square-1 expert? The poll results in the Best Square1 comparison thread (https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/best-square-1-comparison.73861) shows that Yuxin Little Magic M square1 seems to be more popular than the X-Man volt.
No. Plenty of people use both. TL/DR: YLM is cheaper and faster, Volt is more stable and controllable.
 
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