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Spring tensions

Zeede

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Nov 21, 2019
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As a newbie, I hear a lot about cubes being too loose or too tight, but how do you tell?

I'm quite comfortable popping off the center caps and screwing tighter or looser, I just don't know how to diagnose the problem and go tighter or looser.

Could I get some pointers?
 

Mischiiii

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Nov 12, 2019
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I guess the two extremes are popping pieces if the tension is too loose and the puzzle being not able to cornercut when it’s to tight. You don’t want either of those but in betwEen it’s personal preference.
 

Zeede

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Nov 21, 2019
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Hmm okay, so on most puzzles I guess there's a pretty big middle ground (I only adjust it by a quarter or half turn at a time) where I just have to experiment.
 

CodingCuber

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Nov 10, 2019
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2019HERR14
I can usually tell by doing two things:

1. See how much the cube catches by doing some finger tricks
2. Open the cube on each face. Do it like this:
image.jpg The easier it is to do this, the looser it is, the harder it is to do, the tighter it is.
 
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