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the last time i bought a rubiks cube was a dayan 5 and that was top of the top. im totally overwhelmed. I dont think i have a chance to get to clasify the gan 3x3 cubes, can anyone help me out?
I want to buy a gan brand 3x3 stickerless cube, what are my options? if the best option comes only in magnetic version i'll go for it but I rather do the magnetizing myself.
In the gans site it doesnt seem to be any stickerless 3x3 at all.
Oh never mind if i navigate trough the cubes menu i can't find any, but if i go right to the shop i can find that one you just linked me.
is that the only one? is it any good compared to the best gan air that might not come in stickerless version?
thanks in advance.
 
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the last time i bought a rubiks cube was a dayan 5 and that was top of the top. im totally overwhelmed. I dont think i have a chance to get to clasify the gan 3x3 cubes, can anyone help me out?
I want to buy a gan brand 3x3 stickerless cube, what are my options? if the best option comes only in magnetic version i'll go for it but I rather do the magnetizing myself.
In the gans site it doesnt seem to be any stickerless 3x3 at all.
Oh never mind if i navigate trough the cubes menu i can't find any, but if i go right to the shop i can find that one you just linked me.
is that the only one? is it any good compared to the best gan air that might not come in stickerless version?
thanks in advance.
If you have small hands, then it’s great. But really, if you’re using a dayan zhanchi, any modern speedcube is amazing so go for anything (i.e Huanglong, GTS2M, MF3RS2M, Valk, GAN SM, etc)
 
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I'm going to magnetize a gans air S. Should I get the cubicle light or standard magnet kits?
Does your GAN S have slots for magnets?
If it does, then the ones that fit are 3x2 mm. Since cubicle magnets are 4×1,, they won't fit.
If your cube doesnt have slots, then go for the lite version. The SM has similar magnets to the strong kit, and it's a bit too strong.
 
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Hi everyone. I took a little hiatus from cubing and coming back it looks like a lot of interesting new puzzles have come out. Particularly interested in the new 4x4s. I'm a huge fan of the Gan Air SM but I still regard the original Wuque as the best 4x4 of all time. So the question becomes - which new 4x4 to pick up, the Wuque Mini M or the Gan 460? Is one clearly better than the other? Does either one top the original Wuque?
 
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I personally buy from thecubicle.

Why?:
My review of thecubicle.us after many purchases, conversations, and website views.

Price:

They have prices that are very good. Comparable to SCS and similar US cube stores.

Shipping:

Shipping is very good. They have lots of options and normally ship within 3 business days. Free shipping over $10 and discounted international shipping is amazing.

Product:

The products they carry are good and well known brands.

In stock:

It is very very unoften that a product is out of stock. I have noticed this is not the case with other US cube stores.

Customer service:

Absolutely GREAT! Get back to you within 3 days on normal. But I have responses after just 3 hours. They are very nice and know there stuff.

Pro setup:

I am judging only on their set me up button by a cube. Not there whole pro shop service. It’s great, they come full of lube to last awhile. After break in 5*

Labs:

Expensive but In my mind very worth it. They are the best cubes on earth. I wouldn’t recommend to a beginner due to price. After you like the hobby, sure get the best. They have your shades and after break in, again are very very good.

Lube:

Good options and of course they are great. DNM 37, Lubicle 1, Lubicle black are very good. Weight lubes are good, and Lubicle are great too.

Sales:

A sale happens ever month so..... SWEET
However, you can argue (and probably rightfully so) that SCS is the same.

So why does it matter to me? Because thecubicle is always creating new things. They "created" magnets, ridiculous lubes that work, coated rubiks cubes, and those things that allow you to put magnets in SQ-1 and mega. And tried so many things to get to what they have now, maglev, boron, and countless other things. The don't want to make a quick buck, all about creating a better speedcube, not settling for good.
 
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For 3x3, I think the 354 M in stickerless is your only option for gan puzzles. Thecubicle.us has it.
oh wow i just found out that one is a really good cube, i read 354 and i thought oh smaller number this should be an older version lol, turns out it stands for 54 mm
you gave me a great answer but no way for someone as stupid as me to figure out how great it was, my bad! ill get this and the gts 3 :3 thank you
If you have small hands, then it’s great. But really, if you’re using a dayan zhanchi, any modern speedcube is amazing so go for anything (i.e Huanglong, GTS2M, MF3RS2M, Valk, GAN SM, etc)
I don't and i guess 2 mm across all 3 dimentions might be more than one could think, but ill buy it anyway
 
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My current (3x3) main is a (stickerless) GTS2m and I absolutely love the feel, the strength (or rather, lack of strength of...) the magnets and everything about it... EXCEPT... it's so noisy that I get comments when cubing in the office. Is there anything on the market that is similar but much less noisy?

I have the Gan Air SM and the magnets are too strong and it feels slow / gummy compared to the GTS2m even when broken in and using the purple GES nuts. I also have MF3RS, MF3RS2 (both self-magnetized and non-magnetized) and there's something I can't put my finger on about those I don't like either. I have a Gan 356 Air (the original one) and that's nice - just wish it was stickerless!

I'm really interested in the Gan 354m - is that a similar feel to the GTS2m or is it like the Air SM? I have heard that it's pretty quiet...
 
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Which 7x7 would I choose ?
Moyu Aofu GT 7x7 (primary colour 21$) or Yuxin Huanglong 7x7 (40$) ?
There is big difference between them 50%.
PS: On the other hand if Hays7 would be 40-45$ (without magnets) I have to chose Hays7.
 
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My current (3x3) main is a (stickerless) GTS2m and I absolutely love the feel, the strength (or rather, lack of strength of...) the magnets and everything about it... EXCEPT... it's so noisy that I get comments when cubing in the office. Is there anything on the market that is similar but much less noisy?

I have the Gan Air SM and the magnets are too strong and it feels slow / gummy compared to the GTS2m even when broken in and using the purple GES nuts. I also have MF3RS, MF3RS2 (both self-magnetized and non-magnetized) and there's something I can't put my finger on about those I don't like either. I have a Gan 356 Air (the original one) and that's nice - just wish it was stickerless!

I'm really interested in the Gan 354m - is that a similar feel to the GTS2m or is it like the Air SM? I have heard that it's pretty quiet...
To answer my own message, my 354M arrived this morning and wow - I love it. The colours are nice and bold, the magnets are nowhere near as strong as the 356SM (my main beef with that cube) and it is quiet, certainly compared to my GTS2M. The only issue I have with it is the colour scheme. I use white opposite blue (ie. Japanese) and I can't see a way to get the edge pieces apart to swap the tiles over. The corners come apart easily :(

So... I'm attempting to use the "western" colour scheme and it's not going well so far but I might persevere with it for a while...
 
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Actually, I decided to do some surgery on the cube and cut the single yellow and blue tiles off with a scalpel. Sounds drastic but the plastic is very soft and with a sharp blade you can make a very clean cut. I then simply glued those two tiles in the correct place and I now have a 354M with the "right" colour scheme - very happy with it now! :)

As an aside, with those tiles removed I can see that putting together the edges is a one time deal - the magnets hold the coloured faces in place and there is no way to remove them to release the faces. That's an odd design decision by GAN but as I say, nothing a bit of minor surgery can't fix ;)
 
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Actually, I decided to do some surgery on the cube and cut the single yellow and blue tiles off with a scalpel. Sounds drastic but the plastic is very soft and with a sharp blade you can make a very clean cut. I then simply glued those two tiles in the correct place and I now have a 354M with the "right" colour scheme - very happy with it now! :)

As an aside, with those tiles removed I can see that putting together the edges is a one time deal - the magnets hold the coloured faces in place and there is no way to remove them to release the faces. That's an odd design decision by GAN but as I say, nothing a bit of minor surgery can't fix ;)
I’d like to see a picture of your colour transplanted cube. Sounds cool.
 
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