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Well my first cube was a Yuxin Little Magic M, I'm using that right now, I thought it was cheap, and it had good reviews so I thought to myself, why not buy a magnetic version of the cube since it was so dirt cheap and good.

Please do not use vegetable oil or anything like that as lube. Vegetable oil is an organic substance and will breed bacteria. second, lubricants which aren't generally used for cubes will essentially ruin the cube after some time. Ive been cubing for years and have only recently switched to proper silicone lubricants, and they make a massive difference.

I'd recommend getting either weight 3 or 5. I have weight 5, and I used it in my xs. It made it slow, but after 500 break-in solves it got really smooth and fast. I heard weight 3 is similar but requires less break-in time, but doesn't last as long. If you can't get weight 5, then you could get some traxxas 50k as it is very similar.

Lubing cubes is very important for maximizing performance, and for making your cube last longer.

Please do not use vegetable oil or anything like that as lube. Vegetable oil is an organic substance and will breed bacteria. second, lubricants which aren't generally used for cubes will essentially ruin the cube after some time. Ive been cubing for years and have only recently switched to proper silicone lubricants, and they make a massive difference.

I'd recommend getting either weight 3 or 5. I have weight 5, and I used it in my xs. It made it slow, but after 500 break-in solves it got really smooth and fast. I heard weight 3 is similar but requires less break-in time, but doesn't last as long. If you can't get weight 5, then you could get some traxxas 50k as it is very similar.

Lubing cubes is very important for maximizing performance, and for making your cube last longer.

Oh ok, that's good to hear. I would still recommend getting a bottle of silicone lube though since it's really good for your cube. It would also last you a long time.

Traxxas 10k is the best lube in my opinion, pretty much all of my cubes are lubed with it and sometimes I will add in some cubicle labs silk to make it smoother and/or traxxas 50k to make it slower.

Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-03
avg of 5: 13.72

Time List:
1. 14.17 R2 U' F2 R2 F2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 U2 B' L R' F2 U L2 B U2 R
2. 13.08 B' U B2 U R2 F2 U L2 U F2 U2 B F U2 L' F2 D B' L'
3. (12.96) U' R2 D2 B2 L2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R2 F' U B' L2 B' R D2 B' F2
4. (15.37) L' D' R2 L2 B U' R D2 R2 F2 R2 F' D2 R2 B' R2 D2 B R F2 U'
5. 13.91 D' F U' B2 R' F R' U2 R U2 L2 F2 U2 B2 D' F2 U R2 F2 D' B2

today I'm not getting good averages because I'm too lazy to turn fast.

Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-03
avg of 5: 13.72

Time List:
1. 14.17 R2 U' F2 R2 F2 U' L2 U' R2 F2 U2 B' L R' F2 U L2 B U2 R
2. 13.08 B' U B2 U R2 F2 U L2 U F2 U2 B F U2 L' F2 D B' L'
3. (12.96) U' R2 D2 B2 L2 R F2 U2 F2 D2 R2 F' U B' L2 B' R D2 B' F2
4. (15.37) L' D' R2 L2 B U' R D2 R2 F2 R2 F' D2 R2 B' R2 D2 B R F2 U'
5. 13.91 D' F U' B2 R' F R' U2 R U2 L2 F2 U2 B2 D' F2 U R2 F2 D' B2

today I'm not getting good averages because I'm too lazy to turn fast.

If you turn slow and have no pauses, you would still have bad F2L inefficiencies. The key to getting sub-12 first is getting rid of as many F2L inefficiencies as much as possible, then sub-10 is from training your cross+1.

If you turn slow and have no pauses, you would still have bad F2L inefficiencies. The key to getting sub-12 first is getting rid of as many F2L inefficiencies as much as possible, then sub-10 is from training your cross+1.

average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-05
avg of 5: 12.84

Time List:
1. 13.18 R U2 R2 D2 R B2 L' B2 D2 R2 U2 D' R B' L2 U' R2 F' U
2. (11.49) F' U' B2 R2 U2 B2 R2 F L2 R2 F U2 F2 L' F D' L' F' L U' L
3. (14.43) D B L' D R' F R' B2 D R B2 U2 R L2 B2 R' U2 D2 R' D2 L
4. 12.40+ L2 U B2 U L2 B2 R2 D2 L2 B' D' R' D R' U2 F L U2 B'
5. 12.94 F2 R' B L2 F2 U2 B2 D2 F L2 B D2 R2 D' U B' R D' B R2

Been doing a lot of OH recently, need to get back to 3x3.

edit : an example solve : U' R2 U' R' F' D R2 L' F' R' U2 F2 L2 U' R2 U F2 D' R2 U
(13.54)

Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.

Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.

Average for today :
Generated By csTimer on 2020-05-06
avg of 5: 12.61

Time List:
1. 12.72 B2 D2 F2 L2 R2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 U2 L2 F' L2 D' B L' R' F'
2. (11.29+) L' U B2 U2 F' R L2 F' L D2 L U2 B2 U2 F2 U2 L2 U2 B2 L
3. 12.02 L' F' L2 B2 D2 L2 R2 F2 R2 D L2 D U2 L B2 R' F R' U' B2 L
4. 13.09 R B2 U2 L2 F2 D2 U2 L' B2 R' D' L' D' F D' U' B L2 D2
5. (13.85) B' D2 R2 B L2 R2 U2 B' L2 F U2 F D B L B' U L R' B D'

pretty good average but oof that 9 second solve, might consider learning Roux with all of its CMLL algorithms.