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Help slowing down my cube

CUBER1265

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Speedcubing community,

I’ve noticed that I’ve been turning too fast bad catching a lot. I’m on the tightest setting for my cube to the point where it’s usable, but I’d still like it to be slower. DISCLAIMER, I don’t want to use lubes, because. A, Shipping is a lot, and B, I don’t want to spend anymore money on cubing. Any tips?
 

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If you have a different cube ( say a rubik's brand ) try turning accurately on that and slowly pick up your speed. When I first started cubing I used a rubik's brand and I have found that my turning is very accerate on all cube due to that.
 
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Speedcubing community,

I’ve noticed that I’ve been turning too fast bad catching a lot. I’m on the tightest setting for my cube to the point where it’s usable, but I’d still like it to be slower. DISCLAIMER, I don’t want to use lubes, because. A, Shipping is a lot, and B, I don’t want to spend anymore money on cubing. Any tips?
Try applying moderately thick differential oil(if you have it) and make your turning a bit more accurate(use a Rubik's or a dollar store cube for a few days)
 

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Speedcubing community,

I’ve noticed that I’ve been turning too fast bad catching a lot.
What cube are you using? If you are using a decent modern speedcube, the only things that would cause catching are a) inaccurate turning b) cube too tight/loose.
I’m on the tightest setting for my cube to the point where it’s usable, but I’d still like it to be slower. DISCLAIMER, I don’t want to use lubes, because. A, Shipping is a lot, and B, I don’t want to spend anymore money on cubing. Any tips?
If you want to slow down a cube without lubricant, try using stronger springs. Tightening cubes too much can seriously affect corner cutting which can cause catching. Stronger springs doesn't affect corner cutting.
 
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Speedcubing community,

I’ve noticed that I’ve been turning too fast bad catching a lot. I’m on the tightest setting for my cube to the point where it’s usable, but I’d still like it to be slower. DISCLAIMER, I don’t want to use lubes, because. A, Shipping is a lot, and B, I don’t want to spend anymore money on cubing. Any tips?
There's not much you can do without lube. If you really care that much about shipping go to a local hobby store that sells RC cars and ask for Traxxas Diff Oil. You can't really alter speed without lube, maybe you can swap springs but I'm guessing you don't have any other cubes. Just spending a few dollars on a 7-8 dollar bottle of Traxxas that will literally last you for years is your best option.
 

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I agree the best option is to buy some Traxxas which is hopefully available where you live.

If you tell us where you live then we can give better recommendations.
 
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