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Does cube size really matter?

Bruce6335

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I dont want any links to crazybadcubers video I want to know in your experience have you had better averages with bigger or smaller cubes?
 

cuber952

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As said above If you compare cubes like that then yes it will make a huge difference. I am going to guess you mean more between the 55mm and 57mm Zhanchi. The 2mm surprisingly makes a huge difference in the cube. However I do not think it will make a big difference in time. It would just depend on which one you have gotten used to.
 

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I use the 55mm ZhanChi. I find I get slightly faster average times with them than the 57mm.
I'm also nearly as fast with the 42mm and I'm within 2sec of my global average with a Rubik store bought.

Clearly as my turning speed decreases my look ahead improves greatly.

57 mm Guhong: 15.94 ao5
55mm Zhanchi: 16.30 ao5
50mm Zhanchi: 15.19 ao5

no.
ao5 are not enough to go on. ao100?
 
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Ninja Storm

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It affects your times if you're not used to using multiple sizes. As a person who's used a 57mm cube for the year and a half that I've been cubing, I can tell you I average over 15 with a 55mm cube, and sub13 with a cube I'm used to.
 

Ellsming

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Yeah, if you have a huge one you are wasting your time if you are just going to spin it round.
Precisely. It also depends on technique - some people are better with bigger, some people are better with smaller. And then there's a matter of lubricant...
 

Isaac Paurus

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i would love to see someone use the crazy foot cube as their main.

back on topic, i prefer 57mm, although 55mm are nice. i used to use a 50mm, but i have really awkwardly large hands/fingers so it didnt work to well for me.
 

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My main is a regular 55mm ZhanChi. After a few hundreds solves it became much smoother than my 57mm Lubix ZhanChi was after a few thousands solves.
So, I use the 55mm just because I like the feel of it better, not the size.
 

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LingYun size is the perfect size for me. GuHong/ ZhanChi is too big and feels uncomfortable. Mini-size is just a waste of time IMO...
 

GoofyG

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This is a good point.
I use the 55mm ZhanChi. I find I get slightly faster average times with them than the 57mm.
I'm also nearly as fast with the 42mm and I'm within 2sec of my global average with a Rubik store bought.

Clearly as my turning speed decreases my look ahead improves greatly.



ao5 are not enough to go on. ao100?
However, that many may not be necessary. I think at least 30 would be safe enough to make a fair representation. However, still, with more data, a more accurate representation could result.
 
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