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dudefaceguy

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The reviews of valk 4 are great, my experience with moyu is a lot of lockups. You can even get the WuqueMini M. Its good for big as well as small hands.
I also tend to get a lot of lockups on my 4x4 solves, probably because my method uses mostly inner slice turns. I'm hoping the Valk 4 with strong magnets will help with stability.

I'm currently using an unmagnetized GTS2 and the Mr. M.
 
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I also tend to get a lot of lockups on my 4x4 solves, probably because my method uses mostly inner slice turns. I'm hoping the Valk 4 with strong magnets will help with stability.

I'm currently using an unmagnetized GTS2 and the Mr. M.
I have heard that the Mr M is really great. It is cheaper and better than the qiyi thunderclap mini, and it is magnetic.
 

jico

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yo, it's been a while since i last cubed. My most recent purchase was a yuexiao pro in september 2017... haha. I haven't tried any magnetized cubes and heard that basically a yulong v2 m would be better than any of my older, pre-2018 non-magnetized cubes. I want to get back into the groove with 3x3 and figure out how good magnets are. Keep in mind im also a collector :p
Anyway I just would like to know what cube nowadays performs well and feels like a tanglong- you know, smooth but also light and crispy but sorta solid too? I can't really describe it, but I LOVED my tanglong's feel before its core snapped and ****ing died. It also wasnt magnetized.
Any suggestions? My budget is around 40 bucks at most and probably no more.
 

jico

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I'd try the new factory magnetized Valk3m...
Thanks for the suggestion, ill check it out :)
However if it feels like a normal Valk, which it probably does, it might be a no-no. I have a Valk 3 and it's feel is superb but not really like a tanglong, it isn't as crispy.. or whatever word you use to describe the tanglong's feel.
 

Trexrush1

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I own a wuque, a mini wuque M, and a gts2m. The mini is very inconsistent in terms of quality. The gts2m is a tad fast and very locky for a rough turner, but very fun to solve on. The wuque is about what you would expect from a non-magnetic. I main the gts2. I would recommend going to a comp, trying the Valk (as I will), but it seems like a really solid choice (its even 60 mm!).

Edit- My gts2m is kinda bad, but I have tried some really good gts2's. Definitely a solid option.

Compress the springs

Cyotheking has a pretty good tutorial
the wuque M is really expensive so I dont think its even an option. And dont even try to justify 70 bucks when there are 40 dollar options
 
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I was at the London open and I asked mats valk about a valk4 and he told me that he had rejected it and that he would only accept it if it was better than the wuque.
Someone else told me that he had let Feliks try a valk pro and that he had a go to but didn't mention what it felt like. However I later asked mats valk and he was cautious to prevent anyone taking pictures of the new valk and he wouldn't let me try it. He told me he rejected it and said that it was probably better than the valk3 but not good enough.
https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/valk4-and-valk-pro-leak.65613/
 

Lukun7

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What type of 356X should O get? Should I get the Ipg V5 or numerical IPG? What is the difference?
 

AbsoRuud

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What type of 356X should O get? Should I get the Ipg V5 or numerical IPG? What is the difference?
The numerical version has 3 settings per nut that you can use. So it's always fixed on one of those three settings. The IPG V5 one has a screw that you can turn to tension your cube manually. It allows for more fine tuning.

If you want a guarantee that your tensions are /exactly the same/ on all sides, get the numerical version. If you wanna tweak more and fine tune each side yourself, get the IPG V5 one.
 

MyXoToD

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Hey there,
it's been a while since I have been to competitions and I haven't been active in the community during that time. Lately I'm solving more and more again but I've the feeling my cubes haven't become any better the recent years :D

I've been looking around what new cubes there are but I'm wondering what is recommended. The ones I've been looking at online are currently GAN356 AIR MASTER and GAN354 M. If it was just me I'd probably go with the 354. But I'd like to know what the community thinks is best :) It should apply to the WCA rules so I could possibly take it to competitions in the future but other than that I'm happy to have a new cube which turns smoothly.

Thanks in advance and excited to hear your opinions.
 

Crystal

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Hey there,
it's been a while since I have been to competitions and I haven't been active in the community during that time. Lately I'm solving more and more again but I've the feeling my cubes haven't become any better the recent years :D

I've been looking around what new cubes there are but I'm wondering what is recommended. The ones I've been looking at online are currently GAN356 AIR MASTER and GAN354 M. If it was just me I'd probably go with the 354. But I'd like to know what the community thinks is best :) It should apply to the WCA rules so I could possibly take it to competitions in the future but other than that I'm happy to have a new cube which turns smoothly.

Thanks in advance and excited to hear your opinions.
I currently have the 3 'flagship cubes' (Valk M, GTS2M and Gan X), and I can safely say the Gan x is my main, which I would recommend over the 354, unless you enjoy the speed of the 354. However, it depends on your turn style price limit etc. The Valk M was my first flagship puzzle which I enjoyed for about 2 years before chaging to the Gan X (which I got earlier this year). I never particularly enjoyed the GTS2M due to its sometimes uncontrollable turning speed however I know its very subjective and as it is the cheapest out of the three if you feel you would enjoy it that is what I would recommend. As the Valk and Gan are relatively similar in price I would recommend the Gan over the Valk due to its feel and customization abilities. I hope you find this helpful.
 

Crystal

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yo, it's been a while since i last cubed. My most recent purchase was a yuexiao pro in september 2017... haha. I haven't tried any magnetized cubes and heard that basically a yulong v2 m would be better than any of my older, pre-2018 non-magnetized cubes. I want to get back into the groove with 3x3 and figure out how good magnets are. Keep in mind im also a collector :p
Anyway I just would like to know what cube nowadays performs well and feels like a tanglong- you know, smooth but also light and crispy but sorta solid too? I can't really describe it, but I LOVED my tanglong's feel before its core snapped and ****ing died. It also wasnt magnetized.
Any suggestions? My budget is around 40 bucks at most and probably no more.
I only really started speed cubing when magnetic cubes were already relatively big so I'm not quite sure on the feel you want but under your price limit I would recommend the GTS3M (however I don't particularly like it, a lot of people do). If you want to mess about with the magnets wait for the Gan X to go down in price since its got 4 different magnet customization (Strong, medium, weak and null). It also has a very enjoyable feel.
 

AJcuber525

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yo, it's been a while since i last cubed. My most recent purchase was a yuexiao pro in september 2017... haha. I haven't tried any magnetized cubes and heard that basically a yulong v2 m would be better than any of my older, pre-2018 non-magnetized cubes. I want to get back into the groove with 3x3 and figure out how good magnets are. Keep in mind im also a collector :p
Anyway I just would like to know what cube nowadays performs well and feels like a tanglong- you know, smooth but also light and crispy but sorta solid too? I can't really describe it, but I LOVED my tanglong's feel before its core snapped and ****ing died. It also wasnt magnetized.
Any suggestions? My budget is around 40 bucks at most and probably no more.
I think Valk puzzles are a safe way to go. They have a nice feeling and stability for both magnetized and unmagnetized. I also thing the Moyu cubing classroom MF3RS3 is great option for unmagnetized too, and is quite underrated just bc everyone is so focused on magnets right now. For me, I think until im sub15, i dont see magnets as necessary. sometimes magnets can feel too strong or just get in the way for people whose tps isnt as fast as those who r sub-12 or sub-10 if that makes sense. basically, im trying to say don't feel pressured or think that magnet puzzles are the only and best way bc it rlly comes down to a lot more factors.
 

StrideGd

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I honestly cannot decide between the MF3RS2 or the YJ YuLong V2 M. Could someone help me?
Edit: Unmagnetized MF3RS2.
 
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