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Feel of cube changes every few days

ColeTen99

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does anyone else have issues where there cube feels great one day and then a day later feels like a totally different cube?
 

BillyRain

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Yes I do. But I put it down to the variable (My body/hands).

Temperature of your hands or how "warmed up" you are will play a big part in this. At least it does for me.

Sometimes when I sit down for a session, at the start my cube will feel awful in my hands and I will lock up and stuff. But after 50 solves or so It can start to feel amazing.
 

ColeTen99

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Yes I do. But I put it down to the variable (My body/hands).

Temperature of your hands or how "warmed up" you are will play a big part in this. At least it does for me.

Sometimes when I sit down for a session, at the start my cube will feel awful in my hands and I will lock up and stuff. But after 50 solves or so It can start to feel amazing.
When I solve its not my hands that feel different, its the cube. ill have days were my chilong is fast and days were its sluggish
 

mDiPalma

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The ambient temperature has the largest effect on this.

The viscosity of the lubricant/humidity in contact with the pieces is highly sensitive to temperature changes.

If you leave your cube near your computers heat exhaust for a few minutes, you will recognize this immediate change in cube performance/feel.
 

Fawn

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For me, the feel of my puzzles only seriously change when I do no maintenance for a few months. All I have to do is clean 'em out and it's all fine. Also, as people have already said in this thread, temperature plays a relatively significant part of performance.
 

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If you leave your cube near your computers heat exhaust for a few minutes, you will recognize this immediate change in cube performance/feel.
People used to use hair dryers to warm up their cubes and get the lube all lube-y. And by holding them near lamp bulbs. Be careful though... I know at least one person that ruined a cube this way. The plastic started to warp.
 

Costa

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Actually you can literally warm your hands up in very hot water...i do it before every avg of 100

Try it
 
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