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Dash Lambda

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Hello guys, my main is a Meiying and I would like to buy 2 new 3x3s. I love my Meiying but I'd like some newer cubes and if possible faster turning. I haven't been into cubing since Yuexiao came out, which was really hyped. Are there better alternatives now?

So, what I'm looking for is two 3x3s that check:
-Very very fast turning
-Stable
-No Lock-ups, no corner twists, corner cutting as much as possible
-Stickerless
-Nice M slices for Roux
Currently, the most popular ones are the Gans Air, Valk 3, and Weilong GTS.
I'll go through each of your checkboxes...
-Fast: The Gans Air is the fastest by far. The GTS and Valk are similar to each other but I've found that the GTS is marginally faster.
-Stable: Again, the Air is the most stable, I think mostly due to the short travel on the GES springs. The Valk is more stable than the GTS, the latter being very flexy.
-Lockups: This one depends on your turning style, but I've found the GTS to be the most forgiving, with the Valk very close. The Air catches a lot unless you adapt your turning style.
-Corner Twists: That's not really a thing anymore. Most modern cubes just don't.
-Corner Cutting: All three can full cut if you set them up right, but the Air is a bit more finicky with that than the GTS or Valk.
-Stickerless: The GTS and Air have caps, so of the three, only the Valk is available in stickerless.
-M Slices: The GTS has the most forgiving and best flowing M slices, the Air has the fastest ones, and the Valk's are... Well, they're good, but there's not really much to say.

There's also the Thunderclap which still has a sizable following, but I don't have it to compare. The Cubicle Labs magnetic cubes might also be worth looking into.

I suggest you check out more detailed reviews, because at this point the performance is so consistent between cubes that it's all a matter of personal preference.
 

Teffytoffy

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When i try to tighten it its so tight it will become so hard to turn. I already lube it. But ill try again
 

Sion

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well technically, the aolong Gt is the Aolong v3, but it is considerably faster, smoother, and heavier. Although, it still has the same bumpiness.

if you want a similar cube, I suggest a yuxin, tornado, or thunderclap.
 

Aaron Lau

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I think the thunderclap should be pretty good. But the aolong shouldnt pop anyway, i have one and it has only popped once because of my rough turning.
 

Teffytoffy

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It always pop maybe its just my turning. I already tighten it now it need more force to move it. I want a cube that when you hold and turn feel like an aolong but speed is spar with the big 3. Without popping
 

Allahjabark

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Hello guys, my main is a Meiying and I would like to buy 2 new 3x3s. I love my Meiying but I'd like some newer cubes and if possible faster turning. I haven't been into cubing since Yuexiao came out, which was really hyped. Are there better alternatives now?

So, what I'm looking for is two 3x3s that check:
-Very very fast turning
-Stable
-No Lock-ups, no corner twists, corner cutting as much as possible
-Stickerless
-Nice M slices for Roux
Huh. Pretty cool that my main was a MeiYing 3 days ago. I've upgraded to a Weilong Gts and am getting used to the feel. It is really fast like the MeiYing, but it locks up on my preferred tensions. However, the M slices are godly like the Mei Ying and Traxxas 50k made the cube controllable but still fast. I'd try each of the flagship cubes first before deciding still.
 
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dskids

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It always pop maybe its just my turning. I already tighten it now it need more force to move it. I want a cube that when you hold and turn feel like an aolong but speed is spar with the big 3. Without popping
Try a Hualong or the Yuxin 3x3. Both have a lot in common with the feel of an Aolong but can be tremendously fast even on tight tensions.
 
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Dash Lambda

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I'm trying to decide between the stickerless and the black WuQue.
I've heard that the stickerless performs and feels better, but I'm not sure how reliable that information is, it doesn't have the stickered shades, and I've never really liked stickerless cubes.

One of the huge things I like about QiYi's newer cubes is the sticker shades, they're so vibrant and I can't seem to find anything quite like them. Even the scheme the Cubicle lists for it looks more dull.

I really like the way the Galaxy Megaminx handles stickerless, where it's tiled onto a superstructure. I just fundamentally dislike the idea of the colors being inseparable from the cube... Not to mention that it's rare for a stickerless cube to not look strangely toy-like to me.

BUT -I got a black WuHua, and it's a solid B where everyone with a stickerless seems to be saying it's groundbreaking. So... Should I just suck it up and get the stickerless?
 
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