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Maru 5x5x5

amostay2004

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How does the v-5 take a lot of hardware maintenance? It's mostly just breaking in and lubing, and mind you almost any lube seems to work fine on a v-5. Though I do agree the older black v-5s tend to get over loosened, changing to a white core fixes that. You can't say that just because someone is not good in hardware maintenance that he/she should not get a potentially better cube.

A lot of people that say their v-5 suck simply didn't spend the time to break it in (from personal experience), or they're just not fast enough to have any credibility. I'm willing to bet that EVERY fast 5x5 solver uses a V-cube and most of them would've at least tried a YJ 5x5 since they care enough about the event.
 

Mikon

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I'm not very skilled at finding the best tension. My YJ makes me crazy sometimes.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have understood that there are several versions of YJ 5x5.
Rivets, no springs.
Rivets, springs.
Screws, springs.


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daniel0731ex

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Rivets, no springs.......←should be screws.
Rivets, springs.......←this one doesn't exist.
Screws, springs.
 

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How does the v-5 take a lot of hardware maintenance?
Who said that?

But yes, I also agree on what you said about people saying V-cube have bad turning. But once again, I am talking in terms of the less eexperianced cubers here; I'm just trying to say that YJs are easier to prepare than V-cubes. But conversely, those who say that YJ sucks are either noobs or not caring to put in some effort because of the prejudice.



Please stop quoting me out of context...
 
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daniel0731ex

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You can't say that just because someone is not good in hardware maintenance that he/she should not get a potentially better cube.
You suck at hardware maintanance → you can't make a V5 good → you're better off with a YJ (it's also significantly superior than V5 in terms of out-of-box performance, because of the more-refined molding quality)

and noobs don't give a crap about it being "potentially better" if they can't get it out.


YJ doesn't suck, its just not as good as a nice V-cube.
you are entitled to your opinion. but it really depends on the modder. My point here is that there is no solid proof whether one is "potentially" better than another.
 
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Whyusosrs?

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YOU IS TROLLIN!
Don't be a queer.



anyway, Daniel, you're a hardware beast, but sometimes you've gotta admit to being wrong. The fastest 5x5x5 cubers use V5. The way David and Meep are defending V5, I must assume that they use it in competition. They're faster then you by two minutes. I tend to (and I'm sure others do as well) believe faster cubers more readily then slow cubers in the area of "best" cube.
 
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