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Lordpaxin

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I'm going to order the new 3x3 GTS2M WCA Record Edition next week. I'm ordering it from SpeedCubeShop, and I'm not familiar with their lubes. I have Vortex for the core, weight 5 for the feet of the pieces, (from my understanding weight 5 from the cubicle is a lot thicker than from speedcubeshop,) Lunar, and Martian for the pieces in my cart. But I'm completely new to their lubes. Any help or suggestions would really be appreciated. Thanks
 

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What is your go to lube for any cube of any size? I've been watching cube setup tutorials from Jay and Tymon and Cyo and they sue weight 5 as their main lubricant. What do you guys use generally? I normally use weight 5, silk and dnm, depending on the speed of the puzzle and size. Why I am asking is because I am looking to setup my MGC 5x5 soon, and am wondering if I should go with the setup I use on most cubes go with weight 5 all the way. Btw the weight 5 I have is from speedcube.com.au , I don't know if this makes any difference. Would weight 3 work just fine too?
 

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What is your go to lube for any cube of any size? I've been watching cube setup tutorials from Jay and Tymon and Cyo and they sue weight 5 as their main lubricant. What do you guys use generally? I normally use weight 5, silk and dnm, depending on the speed of the puzzle and size. Why I am asking is because I am looking to setup my MGC 5x5 soon, and am wondering if I should go with the setup I use on most cubes go with weight 5 all the way. Btw the weight 5 I have is from speedcube.com.au , I don't know if this makes any difference. Would weight 3 work just fine too?
I use weight 5 on the core and tracks. I break that in and if the cube is to slow I add DNM to taste. To fast, I add compound X.
 

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I don’t know about weight 5. I’ve used weight 2 and that stuff is already to thick in my opinion. Same as traxxers 10k. In only used a little bit but my puzzles get very gummy and slow. Currently i like Angstrom Dignitas for the tracks and then adding some Martian or compount X. To control speed.
 

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Angstrom X.

Yes. One drop on the tracks and one in the middle fluorine cut should slow it a lot!

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Lordpaxin

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What lube should I use in my Gan 356 Air Master 2019 Edition I ordered? I'm new to Gan cubes. I have scs weight 2, traxxas 30k, and controlium.
 

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My traxxas 50k I bought from the cubicle is not working well. It takes a lot of effort to push down, and when I finally get it a lot comes out. Another problem is that it’s incredibly messy. My hands get covered in lube every time I use it. Is this normal?



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My traxxas 50k I bought from the cubicle is not working well. It takes a lot of effort to push down, and when I finally get it a lot comes out. Another problem is that it’s incredibly messy. My hands get covered in lube every time I use it. Is this normal?



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The first problem often happens with lube, due to it just getting stuck after sitting a while. To fix this, I usually put the first squirt onto a paper tower (which I then throw out), and then it'll flow easier so I can apply it to the cube without over-lubing it.
As for it covering your hands, I'm not quite sure. The bottle might have broken so lube is leaking, or maybe you aren't being as careful as you think you are? More info would be useful to say for sure.
 

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Something I've notices the using lubes in a syringe is that when you take off the dispenser and replace it with the black blocker screw on thing (idk what its called), there is still lube in the dispenser. I find trying to get it our of the dispenser helps
 

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I properly lubed the centerpieces today, put some under the spring, on the underside of the screwhead, in the centerpiece hole, etc, and when I had finished, I turned the cube. It was so slow. It felt like I’d set the tensions to the tightest possible. I panicked and tried to do a T Perm. It took me a while, then the cube loosened up, and now I’m glad I did it. It’s sooooo smooth and quiet now, and luckily, the slow feeling is gone. I guess the lube needed to be broken in a bit.
 

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