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qwr

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I'm excited but seriously who at Dayan decided to revive the Guhong name? The v2 was just the original with torpedoes. But the v3 came out 8 years later. There is no reason to be using the name of a product most famous in 2011-2012.
 

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I'm excited but seriously who at Dayan decided to revive the Guhong name? The v2 was just the original with torpedoes. But the v3 came out 8 years later. There is no reason to be using the name of a product most famous in 2011-2012.
I'd believe the opposite, actually. The name "GuHong" is one that many cubers, especially OG cubers, are going to recognize. Names are pretty powerful. The GuHong was popular, so why make a new name that people have to relearn in a sense?
Idk, that's what I think lol.
 
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I'd believe the opposite, actually. The name "GuHong" is one that many cubers, especially OG cubers, are going to recognize. Names are pretty powerful. The GuHong was popular, so why make a new name that people have to relearn in a sense?
Idk, that's what I think lol.
It has good name recognition but it is strongly associated with a specific time period of cubing hardware. Like if Intel decided to release a new Core Duo or AMD released a new FX processor. It just sounds nostalgic but outdated.
 

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I'm excited but seriously who at Dayan decided to revive the Guhong name? The v2 was just the original with torpedoes. But the v3 came out 8 years later. There is no reason to be using the name of a product most famous in 2011-2012.
It was a strange decision, but it got me to buy the cube lol.
 

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Ya even i think so he is quitting but he did post a vid 1 moth ago
He is probably taking a break, or HAS taken a break as the 1 month ago video was his "getting back to prime time - practise session" which was him doing some solves in order to get back to his previous average. He probably took a break to make his game and such (that he mentioned a couple of months back I think.)
 

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Cubeorithms hasn’t done much on YouTube lately, so maybe he’s quitting, like CrazyBadCuber and MMAP.
Well, im sure no one is that pressed that MMAP is no longer uploading on his cubing channel, HOWEVER, he is doing storm chasing now so that's cool I guess. But CBC is one im sure that everyone misses. I love his style and it's awesome to watch him, hopefully, he comes back sometime.
 

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Well, im sure no one is that pressed that MMAP is no longer uploading on his cubing channel, HOWEVER, he is doing storm chasing now so that's cool I guess. But CBC is one im sure that everyone misses. I love his style and it's awesome to watch him, hopefully, he comes back sometime.
I think @Tabe talked to him and he said he’s not coming back. :( (unless I’m remembering wrong)
 

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this video is in chinese but it shows the internal mechanism and how the weight was brought down
Translation of the description:
The packaging has been updated from the old plain paper box to the new slide-out one, which makes it feel more premium.

The colours are completely identical to the v1: standard Mofangge half-bright shades as you would see on their flagship releases. With a matte(?) surface finish, the aesthetics are preserved while also providing better grip.

The width is 0.5 mm smaller than the v1. While this is a small difference, holding the cube in one's hands, the improved handling provided by the 0.5 mm reduction can be clearly felt.

As the walls of the pieces are thinner and many holes have been introduced, this cube is 31 g lighter than the v1, coming in at 159 g. This makes it the lightest among all 6×6 speedcubes as of yet, greatly reducing strain on one's hands during long sessions.

The Shadow v2 also fixes two pain points of the v1: the weak magnets and the excessive spring force. The stronger magnets provide increased stability and the reduced springiness also significantly reduces the resistance to each turn.

Besides that, the Shadow v2 also features two other improvements. One is the larger Florian holes. The other is the increased number of anti-stick tracks.

Despite that, the OOTB feel of the Shadow v2 is nothing remarkable. The inner layers are overly sticky, and combined with the stronger magnets, it takes much force to initiate turns. Breaking it in is a truly gruelling experience.

After one hundred solves, the resistance is much reduced, and the feeling is like a 6×6 version of the Valk 5. Clean and smooth, and the way the pieces contact each other feels very Mofangge.

I am among the first to have received the Shadow v2 and I've done 600 solves on it, so I'm pretty sure this is near the limit of what the Shadow v2 can reach. Despite its many improvements (over the v1), I don't get any better results on it compared to the other predominant 6×6s.

That said, the Shadow v2 is still a competitive product, with its small size, light weight, and high stability. I look forward to seeing how others will perform with the Shadow v2!
 
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