Currently, the most popular ones are the Gans Air, Valk 3, and Weilong GTS.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
-No Lock-ups, no corner twists, corner cutting as much as possible
-Nice M slices for Roux
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.