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New speed cube shop cubes.

From the pic,
- Cubing Encoded WRM2020
- J perm Gan 11 M Pro
- TCKewbs Tengyun V2 M
- SCR Moyu cube (GTS3M, WRM?)
- Cube Solve Hero MS or other QiYi Cube
Didn't CE use his WRM 2020 with his Feet? ironic that they made that cube for him.
The WRM 2020 is awesome though, but I won't get any of the creator cubes. i prefer setting them up myself.
 

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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!
Are you sure it says matte? from what I have seen the cube looks to be just as glossy as any other X-man or Valk product.
 

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Are you sure it says matte? from what I have seen the cube looks to be just as glossy as any other X-man or Valk product.
No and that's why there's a question mark there.

Whatever it is, it's definitely not purely glossy. Google TL says "semi-matte", DeepL gives "semi-gloss"/"semi-matte"/etc. as options, Baidu Fanyi produces the laughably literal "half fog surface".
 

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No and that's why there's a question mark there.

Whatever it is, it's definitely not purely glossy. Google TL says "semi-matte", DeepL gives "semi-gloss"/"semi-matte"/etc. as options, Baidu Fanyi produces the laughably literal "half fog surface".
Ah, Yes, love me a nice half fog surface coating.
 

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After GAN releases their skewb and squan, I'd really like to see them update their 4x4 and release a 5x5. They spend so much time and resources on their 3x3 that it's taking them forever to fully cover all the WCA events.
 

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If only the clock was a twisty puzzle that fit in with the style and nature of all the other WCA events. But the truth is, It's a puzzle that simply doesn't belong, and I'd much rather see it replaced by the FTO in competition. If GAN came out with an FTO, that might help grow its popularity enough to see it become a WCA side event and ultimately replace the clock. I know it's not very likely, but a guy can dream...
 
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If only the clock was a twisty puzzle that fit in with the style and nature of all the other WCA events. But the truth is, It's a puzzle that simply doesn't belong, and I'd much rather see it replaced by the FTO in competition. If GAN came out with an FTO, that might help grow its popularity enough to see it become a WCA side event and ultimately replace the clock. I know it's not very likely, but a guy can dream...
What about if FTO gets added and nothing gets removed?
 

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What about if FTO gets added and nothing gets removed?
I think that the only complication with having more than 18 events is fitting them all into 4 days in a championship. The WCA would have to come up with a smart way to be able to hold all events at every major competition. Otherwise, I think adding new events is a great thing for the WCA, so that newer competitors are more likely to find an event that they like, which will keep people from quitting cubing.
 

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just get rid of 6x6 and 7x7 lol
Please don't get rid of my favorite WCA events. I personally think that the WCA shouldn't add or remove any events because it's great the way it is now.
 
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Because there are a lot of people who like those events, and I feel like it’s not right to strip people of their records.
no records are being stripped. the records still exist, like for feet and magic.
the same people who are good at 5x5 are good at 6x6 and 7x7. it's just a longer more repetitive version of 5x5.

I think there was debate whether to even add 6x6 and 7x7 because they took a lot of time.
 
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no records are being stripped. the records still exist, like for feet and magic.
the same people who are good at 5x5 are good at 6x6 and 7x7. it's just a more repetitive version of 5x5.
Everybody knows DRL should hold the Feet WRs, and it also eliminates the opportunity for new up-and-coming cubers to break records. Big blinds and FMC take longer than 6 and 7, so should we get rid of those? The thing is that there are people who practice and enjoy those events, so the WCA shouldn’t just ignore the fact that people have put in hours and hours and hours of practice into those events.
 
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