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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

GAN 356 X

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I believe the list needs to be updated because it’s been three months and a lot of new releases have come out. I’ll help out by adding cubes for events I have experience with and a variety of cubes for:

2x2:
Budget: YJ Yupo v2 M
Great: YJ MGC
Expert: Dayan Tengyun (now my main), Valk 2, Moyu Weipo WR M

3x3:
Budget: Yuxin Little Magic
Great: Valk 3
Expert: GAN XS (my main), GTS3M
I reckon at the WRM and X to the list as many still use the X as their main.
 

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Also, I need some up-to-date recommendations, because I don't think the list has been updated for a while. Just comment with any puzzles that you think should be on the list. I will have to choose just one puzzle for each category, but I will put all of the recommendations on the spreadsheet.
 

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Also, I need some up-to-date recommendations, because I don't think the list has been updated for a while. Just comment with any puzzles that you think should be on the list. I will have to choose just one puzzle for each category, but I will put all of the recommendations on the spreadsheet.
If the list is for beginners, then I recommend using the best budget cubes in each category.
 

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How about I will come up with all of the budget cubes, and everybody else comes up with the great and expert cubes. You also have to have the cubes to recommend them. I will count all of the votes, and that cube will get put on the list.
 
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How about I will come up with all of the budget cubes, and everybody else comes up with the great and expert cubes. You also have to have the cubes to recommend them. I will count all of the votes, and that cube will get put on the list.
Expert:
2x2: Tengyun, Valk 2 LM,
3x3: Gan XS, WRM
4x4: Aosu GTS2M, WRM
5x5: Valk 5 M
6x6: X-man Shadow
7x7: X-man Spark
Megaminx: X-man Galaxy V2M/V2LM
Skewb: X-man Wingy, Moyu Aoyuan
Pyraminx: X-man bell, Huanglong M
Square 1: Volt V2M
Clock: Angstrom Temporus (unreleased), Lingao

Great
2x2: MGC
3x3: MGC Elite, Wuwei
4x4: Meilong, Thunderclap, Wuque
5x5: YLM, Huanglong (The huanglong may be sluggish OOTB but improves after cleaning out, relubing, then breaking in over 100 solves)
6x6: Yj Yushi V2M, Moyu Aoshi
7x7: Yufu, Aofu
Megaminx: Qiheng, Galaxy unmagnetic
Skewb: Cyclone Boys Magnetic Skewb, X-man Wingy
Pyraminx: Huanglong, Bell, Moyu
Square-1: YLM magnetic
Clock: Lingao
 
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Expert:
2x2: Weipo WRM, GAN 251M, Valk 2M
3x3: XS, Weilong WRM, Valk Power M
4x4: Aosu GTS2M, Aosu WRM, Valk 4M
5x5: Aochuang GTSM, Valk 5 M
6x6: Aoshi GTSM, Shadow M
7x7: Aofu GTSM, Hayes 7M, Spark M
Megaminx: MGC, X-man Galaxy V2 LM, GAN
Skewb: Aoyan M, Wingy M
Pyraminx: Bell, Huanglong, Mr. M
Square 1: Volt V2M
Clock: Lingao :(

Great
2x2: MGC, Yupo V2 M
3x3: Yulong V2 M, Kylin V2 M, Thunderclap V3 M, Mr. M
4x4: Yusu V2 M, Little Magic M
5x5: Yuchuang V2 M, Little Magic M
6x6: Yushi V2 M
7x7: Yufu V2 M, Little Magic M
Megaminx: IDK
Skewb: Cyclone Boys M
Pyraminx: Yulong V2 M, Zcube M
Square-1: Little Magic M
Clock: Lingao :(
 
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Expert:
2x2: Tengyun, Valk 2 LM,
3x3: Gan XS, WRM
4x4: Aosu GTS2M, WRM
5x5: Valk 5 M
6x6: X-man Shadow
7x7: X-man Spark
Megaminx: X-man Galaxy V2M/V2LM
Skewb: X-man Wingy, Moyu Aoyuan
Pyraminx: X-man bell, Huanglong M
Square 1: Volt V2M
Clock: Angstrom Temporus (unreleased), Lingao

Great
2x2: MGC
3x3: MGC Elite, Wuwei
4x4: Meilong, Thunderclap, Wuque
5x5: YLM, Huanglong (The huanglong may be sluggish OOTB but improves after cleaning out, relubing, then breaking in over 100 solves)
6x6: Yj Yushi V2M, Moyu Aoshi
7x7: Yufu, Aofu
Megaminx: Qiheng, Galaxy unmagnetic
Skewb: Cyclone Boys Magnetic Skewb, X-man Wingy
Pyraminx: Huanglong, Bell, Moyu
Square-1: YLM magnetic
Clock: Lingao
Expert:
2x2: Weipo WRM, GAN 251M, Valk 2M
3x3: XS, Weilong WRM, Valk Power M
4x4: Aosu GTS2M, Aosu WRM, Valk 4M
5x5: Aochuang GTSM, Valk 5 M
6x6: Aoshi GTSM, Shadow M
7x7: Aofu GTSM, Hayes 7M, Spark M
Megaminx: MGC, X-man Galaxy V2 LM
Skewb: Aoyan M, Wingy M
Pyraminx: Bell, Huanglong, Mr. M
Square 1: Volt V2M
Clock: Lingao :(

Great
2x2: MGC, Yupo V2 M
3x3: Yulong V2 M, Kylin V2 M, Thunderclap V3 M, Mr. M
4x4: Yusu V2 M, Little Magic M
5x5: Yuchuang V2 M, Little Magic M
6x6: Yushi V2 M
7x7: Yufu V2 M, Little Magic M
Megaminx: IDK
Skewb: Cyclone Boys M
Pyraminx: Yulong V2 M, Zcube M
Square-1: Little Magic M
Clock: Lingao :(
lol totally exclude the MoYu Magnetic, the top choice for lots of people, WR holder and the WC
wtf who uses the Huanlong Pyra?
Also I would include the GAN Mega somewhere
 
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Ok, these are the best cubes IMO and I currently own all of the ones I will recommend.

2x2: Weipo WR, Dayan Tengyun, Valk 2
3x3 GAN XS, GTS3M (dont have WRM)
4x4: Valk 4 M and GTS2M I like for different reasons
Pyraminx: Xman Bell is honestly the only really good option I’ve heard. I don’t have the huanglong or Mr. M but am currently really happy with the Xman Bell and the way I set it up.

Can’t recommend other events because I am low on hardware, hope this improves the list, we need it updated ASAP
 

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Ok, these are the best cubes IMO and I currently own all of the ones I will recommend.

2x2: Weipo WR, Dayan Tengyun, Valk 2
3x3 GAN XS, GTS3M (dont have WRM)
4x4: Valk 4 M and GTS2M I like for different reasons
Pyraminx: Xman Bell is honestly the only really good option I’ve heard. I don’t have the huanglong or Mr. M but am currently really happy with the Xman Bell and the way I set it up.

Can’t recommend other events because I am low on hardware, hope this improves the list, we need it updated ASAP
I tried the Gan 460 at a comp in Epping today and was pleasantly surprised at its wonderful feeling. It feels really unique and crunchy, but I can see how other cubers may not like it. Sadly, I could not find anyone with a tengyun 2x2. I found some people using the XS but was involved In other things at the current time. I will try it tomorrow if I can
 
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