# Cubing hardware should not be customizable

#### UJlikescubes

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After seeing the tengyun v2, i really think this is too much for me. Honestly, i prefer my valk over the tengyun v2 because i like the feel. Companies should stop using cheap tricks to make you pay more

#### ProStar

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You think cubes shouldn't have the ability to be customized so people can find their "perfect" cube much easier? It isn't a cheap trick used to raise prices, it's the best thing since magnets

#### PetrusQuber

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You don’t like it, you don’t buy it.

#### kubesolver

People shouldn't be allowed to make new threads.

After seeing this thread, I really think is too much for me. Honestly I prefer "One answer question" thread because I like the feel. People should stop using cheap tricks to make me read their stuff.

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Rubik's brand is an example of a non-customizable cube, no tensions, no magnets, the cube feels bad right?
also, The Valk is a customizable cube, it goes against what you are saying.

#### Exotic Butters

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I actually somewhat agree with your points about the customization. At some point, you just get far too overwhelmed with the options and you just end up using stock settings, or barely messing with the features. I don't think we should go back to non-customizable cubes, but we should have fewer options. In my opinion, the best customizable cube as of right now is the XS, as it only has 6 compression settings and 4 tension settings. The magnet system on the XS is also the best in my opinion as it is easy to adjust without tools, and is not intimidating at all. This is why I prefer the XS over other customizable cubes, however, I feel like the 60$price tag is not as justified as it once was. back in 2016 - 2018, people would justify dropping 50$+ on a Gan for it's customizability which was not found else where, but now, all competitors are providing cubes with similar performance and customizability for half the price. IMO Gan should begin lowering the price of their flagships.

Rubik's brand is an example of a non-customizable cube, no tensions, no magnets, the cube feels bad right?
also, The Valk is a customizable cube, it goes against what you are saying.
I think he was referring to the original valk from 2016 which isn't customizable. You can compare the OG valk to the valk elite (which has customization), and the performance is almost identical, and many people prefer the OG over the elite.

But screws...

#### WarriorCatCuber

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I have nothing against cusomisation, but I find it pretty useless. I used to have a valk elite, which has customisable springs and magnets, but, while solving, to me, the springs and magnets all felt the same. Then the screw cracked in half. If customisation means bad quality, I would go for something that's screws won't break.

#### Micah Morrison

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I like customizable cubes because most cubes nowadays are meant for lighter turning styles, but I'm not the lightest turner so I am a fan of being able to tighten the springs.

#### Owen Morrison

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I don't need a customizable cube, all of the elasticity stuff confuses me, as long as I can tighten or loosen the screws I am happy, like my OG Valk 3 M.

#### NevEr_QeyX

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the GAN 356 M is a good option if you don’t want a good cube customizability. Although I personally do not care for GAN Cubes
I can see how someone may want to have a cube with less customizability that is also cheaper though.

#### UJlikescubes

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Rubik's brand is an example of a non-customizable cube, no tensions, no magnets, the cube feels bad right?
also, The Valk is a customizable cube, it goes against what you are saying.
obvs i dont mean crap cubes like rubiks brand, and how is valk customizable?

the GAN 356 M is a good option if you don’t want a good cube customizability. Although I personally do not care for GAN Cubes
I can see how someone may want to have a cube with less customizability that is also cheaper though.
its still 30\$ which is more expensive then cubes like rs3, wuwei, mgc elite and valk

You think cubes shouldn't have the ability to be customized so people can find their "perfect" cube much easier? It isn't a cheap trick used to raise prices, it's the best thing since magnets
That does not make sense, a "perfect cube" cubes by the feel, not making the magnets stronger or some crap, it is a chap trick, look at valk elite and gan x, making u pay for all those magnets when your only gonna use one.

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#### Mike3451

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Dude, the magnet settings are so that you can find a setting that you like, making it so that you wouldn't have to buy a whole bunch of cubes just to try them out. The same thing applies to all of the other customizable features.

#### PetrusQuber

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That does not make sense, a "perfect cube" cubes by the feel, not making the magnets stronger or some crap, it is a chap trick, look at valk elite and gan x, making u pay for all those magnets when your only gonna use one.
But how do you know which one you're going to use? It's meant so somebody who doesn't know what they like can mess around to find their preferences, say you liked strong magnets, but there were only light magnets. You're screwed. But with customisability, you can set it to the strong setting, and everybody, whether they like strong or weak magnets will like it - all in one. Same goes for other stuff.
compleatly fkin agree man
Language.
obvs i dont mean crap cubes like rubiks brand, and how is valk customizable?
The Elite has magnetic swappaple centrecaps and 3 different GES like springs. The original still has screws and springs lol.

Also you can reply to everyone in one post.

#### Owen Morrison

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I think having interchangeable magnets is good, as well as having screws or something like them I can tighten or loosen. I don't understand what this elasticity stuff is or why it is needed.

#### Micah Morrison

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I need to be able to interchange the springs so I can loosen the screws so the cube can cornercut and tighten the springs so the cube will not be flimsy. I wish more cubes had the adjustment system of the Weilong WR M, which I definitely would have used if the cube had any kind of resistance.

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i prefer the Fangshi shuangren guanyin, it is quite uncustomizable and viable for the beginner cuber. why? cause its fast, therefore you don't need to lube it, heh.

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#### Micah Morrison

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i prefer the Fangshi shuangren guanyin, it is quite uncustomizable and viable for the beginner cuber. why? cause its fast, therefore you don't need to lube it, heh.
if a cube is fast, I need to slow it down with lube.