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Imsoosm's Progression Thread: Sub-10 3x3 | Sub-2.25 2x2 | Sub-1 4x4 | Working on predicting first pair // color neutral

Should I buy the MGC 4x4 or the Yuhu megaminx?


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Imsoosm

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I can probably convince my dad to buy me some cubes this summer, but I can only buy two (or maybe three if I argue with him a bit). Current puzzles I want:
MGC 4x4, MGC Elite 2x2, Yuhu Megaminx, and Tornado V3 if it comes out.
I can't really decide which two cubes I should get (or three).

I should definitely get the 2x2, because my 249m isn't magnetized, although I still get pretty good times with it. The reason I want the Tornado is Gan 12 locks up sometimes and is too loud. A lot of good cubers are also starting to use the Tornado.

For 4x4 and mega, I don't practice those a lot, but I think if I get the cubes I can improve a lot. Mega is currently some trash Qiyi cube with no magnets and locks up every other turn, same with 4x4, except its the black pieces with colored outlines from MFJS.

What do you guys think I should get?
 

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I can probably convince my dad to buy me some cubes this summer, but I can only buy two (or maybe three if I argue with him a bit). Current puzzles I want:
MGC 4x4, MGC Elite 2x2, Yuhu Megaminx, and Tornado V3 if it comes out.
I can't really decide which two cubes I should get (or three).

I should definitely get the 2x2, because my 249m isn't magnetized, although I still get pretty good times with it. The reason I want the Tornado is Gan 12 locks up sometimes and is too loud. A lot of good cubers are also starting to use the Tornado.

For 4x4 and mega, I don't practice those a lot, but I think if I get the cubes I can improve a lot. Mega is currently some trash Qiyi cube with no magnets and locks up every other turn, same with 4x4, except its the black pieces with colored outlines from MFJS.

What do you guys think I should get?
Megaminx is a lot more fun and rewarding than 4x4. With megaminx the lookahead helps improve 3x3, whilst 4x4 isn't really similar to 3x3 other than solving the cube like a 3x3 in the end.
 

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I can probably convince my dad to buy me some cubes this summer, but I can only buy two (or maybe three if I argue with him a bit). Current puzzles I want:
MGC 4x4, MGC Elite 2x2, Yuhu Megaminx, and Tornado V3 if it comes out.
I can't really decide which two cubes I should get (or three).

I should definitely get the 2x2, because my 249m isn't magnetized, although I still get pretty good times with it. The reason I want the Tornado is Gan 12 locks up sometimes and is too loud. A lot of good cubers are also starting to use the Tornado.

For 4x4 and mega, I don't practice those a lot, but I think if I get the cubes I can improve a lot. Mega is currently some trash Qiyi cube with no magnets and locks up every other turn, same with 4x4, except its the black pieces with colored outlines from MFJS.

What do you guys think I should get?
Definitely get the Megaminx and 4x4.

In your opinion. In my opinion, 4x4 is more fun
Both of them are equally fun for me. My only issue with 4x4 is that once you become sub 1, it becomes very repetitive. Megaminx on the other hand, is a much more different event. So every solve is different, making it nonrepetitive and there's a lot more freedom during the solve for efficiency. If you haven't picked up Megaminx, I highly recommend it.
 

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Megaminx is a lot more fun and rewarding than 4x4. With megaminx the lookahead helps improve 3x3, whilst 4x4 isn't really similar to 3x3 other than solving the cube like a 3x3 in the end.
Like @Abram Grimsley said, in your opinion. How fast you are at an event can majorly impact how fun it is for you. Also, big cube lookahead is very applicable to 3x3 lookahead lol
 

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Thanks guys for the suggestions! If I can get my dad to buy me 3 cubes, then I'll choose the 2x2, mega, and 4x4. Tornado isn't that important, I just want a different feel (and it might not even come out). If he only lets me buy 2, I'll have to do some more thinking.
tornado v3 feels like a gan cube, so it wont really give you a different feel from your gan 12
 

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tornado v3 feels like a gan cube, so it wont really give you a different feel from your gan 12
How do you know? The few people that do have one did a review on it?

Its even worse when you have a lot of bars on a fat antisune OLL and you get an Nb perm.
Luke, that is actually a three move OLL...
If you line up the 1x2x2 square with their corresponding centers, you'll see that one face has three pairs completed with another free pair on top. turn to the correct orientation and do R U' R' or L' U L and you'll get a J perm.
 
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