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Stickerless vs Stickered

Which do you use?

  • Stickered

    Votes: 86 31.9%
  • Stickerless

    Votes: 184 68.1%

  • Total voters
    270

EngiNerdBrian

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I've no pretentions to be a speed-solver (at my age) ;), but I just love solving cubes. I find I prefer stickered, except for the 2x2 & Megaminx.

I think the stickerless ones look cooler, but when it comes to actually solving them, I find stickered ones easier to find pieces on.
I'm the complete opposite. Recognition is much better on stickerless, but stickered cubes look cooler to me. I see a lot of blind solvers using stickered cubes, which I find interesting.
I do think i have a marginal increase in recognition on stickerless puzzles since there is objectively more color available to the eye but I much prefer the look of stickered cubes. Classy :cool: . Plus, I'm shade obsessed and enjoy swapping stickers.
 

dudefaceguy

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I do think i have a marginal increase in recognition on stickerless puzzles since there is objectively more color available to the eye but I much prefer the look of stickered cubes. Classy :cool: . Plus, I'm shade obsessed and enjoy swapping stickers.
Honestly it's just an excuse for me to buy more puzzles. Sometimes I'm in the mood for stickers, sometimes stickerless.
 

Sub1Hour

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techniquly cheat by turning the layer 45 degrees and seeing the stickers in the back. This is a really nice cheat, but it is quite hard to perform in a solve (especially if you have magnets)
"Welcome to the WCA in 2014, if we allow stickerless cubes people will use this cheat so we can't allow it! Stickered only!"

We realized around 5 years ago that it's useless to do this since its faster to just do a pseudo rotation to look around the cube than try and look at the small exposed portion. Also I'm not quite sure how its a "cheat" or how its nice at all.
 

Spacey10

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Sorta wanna res this thread
Imo, stickerless looks better for patterns or yt vids, or even grip in some cases, where as stickered always has good gripsbut it is hard to recog or weird to make patterns
 

qwr

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As a slow solver / collector: No difference, though stickered has a more classic look, especially white plastic. When I solve, the thin black or white lines (which are really milky and a bit translucent for Dayan puzzles) just fade into the background and aren't considered at all.
 
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