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Shengshou Aurora 2x2

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I just ordered it. I recently got into cubing and bought an Arora 3x3 as a last minute amazon purchase to get to free shipping. Right away the feel was beyond any other cube I have tried. I immediately got the 2x2..... boy have I been frustrated with the horrible corner cutting. I hope this has the same feel as the other ones.
 
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the cube, looks like a fangshi. if you look at the pictures, it has caps, like a fangshi 3x3. i think it will be like the fangshi 50mm we never got (as it had colored caps) and this one will hopefully have stickers!
 
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the cube, looks like a fangshi. if you look at the pictures, it has caps, like a fangshi 3x3. i think it will be like the fangshi 50mm we never got (as it had colored caps) and this one will hopefully have stickers!
It does not have caps. There are photos available that show the cube unstickered here:

http://thecubicle.us/shengshou-aurora-p-3370.html

You might be thrown off because there is a groove molded into the plastic around the border of each piece. While an interesting design choice, I don't think it will have any impact on the performance of the cube.

Rest assured, this cube has stickers.
 
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It does not have caps. There are photos available that show the cube unstickered here:

http://thecubicle.us/shengshou-aurora-p-3370.html

You might be thrown off because there is a groove molded into the plastic around the border of each piece. While an interesting design choice, I don't think it will have any impact on the performance of the cube.

Rest assured, this cube has stickers.
to me, it looks too much like a fangshi, like capped like the 55mm... Sheng shou tends to kinda replicate, not really steal a design but to me it looks like its modeled like a fangshi... it doesnt look like a border... I am probably wrong but eh..
 
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Just got mine... right out of the box it's not great. Think of the original SS 2x2, just as smooth but with only slightly better corner cutting. Which is to say it falls miles short of what even the wittwo has to offer.

Perhaps better lube and looser tensions would help, but I have severe doubts. Eh... at least it was cheap.
 
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The inner edge pieces, the ones that move with the corners, have awfully large parts holding them between the centers. I cant help but feel it will be slow. Not bad but just slow and maybe a bit clunky. I'm sure it will be smooth, they use nice plastic.
 
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Slow and clunky are good descriptions. Smooth, definitely, but not fast. After playing around with it a bit more, what little corner cutting there is does help, but it doesn't compare to the Wittwo or LingoPo. I've never tried a Dayan, but can make inferences based on majority opinion... this doesn't beat it.

I hesitate to say "it's good for beginners", because even a gummed up LingPo would be great for anyone.
 
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Shoot. I'm hoping mine comes in today. I just had my first sub 5 solve with my Dayan 2x2 and was hoping this would be smoother. My only issue with the Dayan is sometimes it is more controllable. Would this be it or just lock up at times like the old SS?
 
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Shoot. I'm hoping mine comes in today. I just had my first sub 5 solve with my Dayan 2x2 and was hoping this would be smoother. My only issue with the Dayan is sometimes it is more controllable. Would this be it or just lock up at times like the old SS?
It locks up less than the original for sure. The corner cutting is far better than that, just not as good as anything that came after it. And it will be smooth and controllable. But it's just too slow for my tastes.

Edit: Just my opinion, though!
 
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HELP. Anyone knows how to assemble this thing?

I just got mine today and disassembled it right away. Are the notches on the center pieces suppose to resemble an order?

Also. Things I noticed:
1. The cubes have no washers between the spring/plastic.
2. The springs are pointless for the mechanism due to the length of the stalks (hence little corner cutting) - switching to firmer springs may fix the issue.
 
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Are the notches on the center pieces suppose to resemble an order?
They should fit nicely into the grooves on the core.

1. The cubes have no washers between the spring/plastic.
The centers don't move anyway so its fine.

2.. The springs are pointless for the mechanism due to the length of the stalks (hence little corner cutting) - switching to firmer springs may fix the issue.
Give it a shot!
 
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