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[Help Thread] Puzzle Setup / Tension Discussion

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I have tried to compress the springs, but it seems to be impossible. Maybe I am not skillful enough to do the mod. I may think of getting another 4x4.
yeah i think the springs are thicker. they just dont compress as easily as shown in some videos, although those are for the wuque which amy use different springs. Just get a good 4x4 from the start, my 4x4 times should probably be seconds better if i was using a good cube and not this "thunderflap" 4x4... makes me lose motivation to practice 4x4.
 

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I used to like the QiDi S, but after getting used to the MGC 2x2x2 I can't use the QiDi anymore. It's too fast, too locky and too catchy.
I still love the Warrior W though. It's a cube I regularly solve on. I put some QiYi lube in it and it works very well for me.
The QiYuan is crap. It's nice to learn 4x4x4 on when you can't turn faster than 0.5 TPS, but once you start speedsolving on it, you're gonna wish you had a decent cube like a MeiLong 4 or a YLM 4x4x4 M, if you want to keep things on a budget.
 

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In previous posts, I may have mentioned that I had a trashly tensioned Aolong V2. That was done by me. I experimented, and couldn't get it back to what it was :(. Now I want to have a try at loosening/tightening my GTS2M a little to see if it fits my style better. Should I risk it?
 
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In previous posts, I may have mentioned that I had a trashly tensioned Aolong V2. That was done by me. I experimented, and couldn't get it back to what it was :(. Now I want to have a try at loosening/tightening my GTS2M a little to see if it fits my style better. Should I risk it?
Absolutely! the best way to get a cube to even tensions is to make the screw flush with a little circle in the center, then loosen/tighten each side the same amount
 

American1133

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I use the Gan 356 x and when I got it it was nice tight and couldn’t corner twist now after breaking in the cube it is loose and can corner twist how do I fix this
 

Reeny Cubing

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take off center caps and take out the green springs and put in the yellow ones provided in the gan box I think.
(don't actually have a gan x but that's what I think)
 

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The GAN X numerical doesn't have a screw you can tighten. You get nuts that can go from 6 to 10 mm. 6 is tighter, 10 is looser. If you have it set to 6 mm and you have the strongest springs, sell it and get a cube that suits your wishes better.

The GAN X IPG V5 system does have screws and you can tighten them like any other speed cube. But you do have to use the tensioning tool like jakelevine said.

Here's a video that will explain some more. Basically, Shawn complains about the exact same thing you complain about. The GAN X with Numerical nuts is too loose, even on the tightest settings.

 
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