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Lunatic

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Thats a great one! (just making sure, is that the new one that you are ordering??)

Also, How old is the one you have now?
1-2 years but i solved it like no more then 1000 times
but when i lube it with vaseline its pretty smooth
 

aNub

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I've owned a GAN 356 Air for a week and a half now. I solve it everyday about 120 times. The red side of the cube has started to sound creaky (If that's even a word) I don't have access to lube. Next time I can order more is in about a month. Should I just take a break from cubing and wait until I get lube?
 

Mastercuber04

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No, i thonk you should just work with what you have until lube is available
Im sure the cube isnt unusable without lube, its just not as good as it could be
 

Skyz

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Aug 25, 2017
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Is it spring noises you're hearing? In that case nothing is wrong, you can just keep cubing without worrying. Could you upload a video of the sound?
 

Dude Blu

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I just bought a cubicle labs mf3rs2 m...the cube is pretty good out of the box ....and i do know the lube is gonna go out in while....is it okay to not lube??will it slow down the cube too much??
 

G27

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I have a really dry Valk Power M. I ordered a lube that's coming on the way. In the meantime, can I use Gans Standard Lube?
 

Eelephant

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ok, help me out here. I have read many reviews, posts, etc., where people say they have, or will, ad lube to SLOW a cube down, or "gum it up a little". This does not make sense to me, can anyone illuminate?
 

Duncan Bannon

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ok, help me out here. I have read many reviews, posts, etc., where people say they have, or will, ad lube to SLOW a cube down, or "gum it up a little". This does not make sense to me, can anyone illuminate?
If a cube is too fast that it is uncontrollable you will sometimes put a heavier lube to slow it down. Does that make sense?
 

Alex B71

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ok, help me out here. I have read many reviews, posts, etc., where people say they have, or will, ad lube to SLOW a cube down, or "gum it up a little". This does not make sense to me, can anyone illuminate?
Normally when we add the lube it is just a thin layer allowing the pieces to glide over the other pieces. adding more increases the size of the layer, allowing the lubricant to move at will with the other pieces then making a counter productive effect of added resistance whilst still giving the smooth feeling the lubricant gives. This type of lubing only really works best with a heavy weight lube (usually silicone based). When attempted with a light water based lube you will find the effect wears off fast as it will be shot out of the pieces and onto your hands. Think of it like this, a very thin layer of snow is far more slippery than a large pile of snow.
 

Sergey

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An interesting observation: I totally cleaned up 3x3 cube and lube the core only (with 60k, screws and washers, a little). After about 10-20 solves, I began to feel some increasing gumminess. The cause of this - lube from the core began to spread over the internal parts, because of gaps between the screws and the center pieces, the silicone lube properties itself and of course the construction of the particular cube.

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Ethos

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Hey there... I am fairly new to cubing(started on 26/12/17) and I recently bought a Gan 365 Air SM, along with some Maru Lubricant. I gotta say I love this puzzle, no doubt. It dropped my times a lot from averaging 50 seconds to averaging 37-40 seconds.

I lubricated it with Maru, waited for it to evaporate to form a sillicone layer and... it made the puzzle turn even better than before... However, today I noticed that the turning is really sluggish and when I took apart the puzzle I noticed that the metal parts of the core have rust on them? I think it may be from the Maru lubricant, and I am not so sure about using it anymore, any suggestions?
 
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