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MarkA64

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My stickerless Gan XS feels a lot worse than my stickered Gan XS and I'm wondering if it's defective because even at a looser setting it just doesn't cornercut well and feels way more stiff than the stickered version.

If it's not defective, I guess it's just a design difference.
 

brododragon

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My stickerless Gan XS feels a lot worse than my stickered Gan XS and I'm wondering if it's defective because even at a looser setting it just doesn't cornercut well and feels way more stiff than the stickered version.

If it's not defective, I guess it's just a design difference.
Isn't that a known problem?
 
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I've magnetized a ylm 6x6 with 3*2 n35 in inners, 4*2 n35 in middle and mixing 4*2 and 4*1.5 n35 in outers. It is sluggish and catchy even after I have lubed and tensioned it. Turning feels heavy and make my hands tired after a solve. How to make it faster and less catchy? Or should I just get another 6x6 instead?
 

ProStar

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I've magnetized a ylm 6x6 with 3*2 n35 in inners, 4*2 n35 in middle and mixing 4*2 and 4*1.5 n35 in outers. It is sluggish and catchy even after I have lubed and tensioned it. Turning feels heavy and make my hands tired after a solve. How to make it faster and less catchy? Or should I just get another 6x6 instead?
I'm not a pro at customizing/magnetizing cubes, but I'd say the magnets are probably way too strong
 

JTM007

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Hey guys. One side of my gan 356xs sounds like it's rubbing up against the other side. It sorta sounds scratchy and feels a little different to turn. It doesn't affect my times but it just feels different. Any ideas what this is? I lubed it but it didn't help.
Thanks.
 

Zubin Park

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Did you lube the core of your cube? I had a similar problem, and lubing the core with some silicon lube seemed to work.
 

JTM007

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Did you lube the core of your cube? I had a similar problem, and lubing the core with some silicon lube seemed to work.
No I haven't done that, all I have it water based lube and I heard you're not meant to lube cores with that
 

Zubin Park

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Oh ok, I think that might be the solution in your case... What lube do you use in your cube?
 

NevEr_QeyX

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Hey guys. One side of my gan 356xs sounds like it's rubbing up against the other side. It sorta sounds scratchy and feels a little different to turn. It doesn't affect my times but it just feels different. Any ideas what this is? I lubed it but it didn't help.
Thanks.
That's what you get for buying a GAN cube.
Cyoubx made a video highlighting the inconsistencies of GAN's production lines
 

Sub1Hour

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Postive. I haven't made any adjustments got he cube what so ever. I loved the feel of if out of the box and haven't changed a thing.
Disassemble the entire puzzle, then compare the pieces and if there is a defect, you can either fix it yourself, 3D print a new piece, or get a replacement part from GAN or whoever you bought the cube from.
 

zslane

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I have a new X-Man Volt V2 M (Square-1) and I'm finding that even after lubing it and breaking it in, the top and bottom layers are much tighter than the slicing action. If I loosen the only bolt I can find (under the long green center piece) in order to give some tension relief to the top and bottom layers, the slicing action becomes ridiculously loose/fast.

Is this a normal aspect of the Square-1's design? If so, how do folks deal with this? What is the recommended way to get even tension between all the layers?
 

brododragon

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I have a new X-Man Volt V2 M (Square-1) and I'm finding that even after lubing it and breaking it in, the top and bottom layers are much tighter than the slicing action. If I loosen the only bolt I can find (under the long green center piece) in order to give some tension relief to the top and bottom layers, the slicing action becomes ridiculously loose/fast.

Is this a normal aspect of the Square-1's design? If so, how do folks deal with this? What is the recommended way to get even tension between all the layers?
Same with YLM. Also, the sqaun only uses one screw.
 
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