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[Help Thread] Puzzle Setup / Tension Discussion

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)
 

AbsoRuud

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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.

 

malwan

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I received my Gan 356 XS yesterday and am curious what settings for springs and magnets other people use? Also what lube do you find works well for the XS?
 

Lordpaxin

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I'm trying to get my GTS3M to perform well. I have Traxxas 50k, DNM-37, Silk, and Compound X (which I'm not too fond of.) Give me your setup recommendations. I'm also trying to get the right tension and everything. Thanks!
 

OreKehStrah

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I'm trying to get my GTS3M to perform well. I have Traxxas 50k, DNM-37, Silk, and Compound X (which I'm not too fond of.) Give me your setup recommendations. I'm also trying to get the right tension and everything. Thanks!
I set the screw to be level with the top of the compression area. Then set the compression between 3-6 depending on your preferences. I live the tracks with a little Traxxas then 2-6 drops on silk into the cube. Fast and stable. Works great
 

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I'm trying to get my GTS3M to perform well. I have Traxxas 50k, DNM-37, Silk, and Compound X (which I'm not too fond of.) Give me your setup recommendations. I'm also trying to get the right tension and everything. Thanks!
I agree with @OreKehStrah on the screw tension. I personally use the 7th setting (second to highest) for the elasticity system. I lube mine with weight 5 (nearly identical to traxxas 50k) on the tracks and martian on the pieces. Silk would be great on the pieces and just drop some DNM-37 if you are like me and love speedy cubes.
 
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I have two Gan XS's. a stickered one and a stickerless one. The stickered one feels amazing and it has incredible corner cutting, as it should. My stickerless one, however, is a bit slower. It feels like it has more friction, and more importantly, the corner cutting is really bad. Both cubes are on the exact same settings: clear thing on 4th click, light blue thing on #3. The only difference is the stickered one has just factory lube and the stickerless one has been lubed with Martian, but this has been happening since I took it out of the box. I'd really like to know how to fix this.
Here's a video showing the difference:
 
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