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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

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Im planning on splerging for a bunch of cubes. My budget is $50, most of which is taken because I want a tengyun V2, and I want to get a squan. Any recommendations? Also, does anyone else have much expirience with buying from a different country than the store your buying from? I have no clue how long shipping wil take, normally I ship to the US and pick up the cubes when I visit, but obviously I'm not going to a diff country anytime soon. (I live in southern Mexico if any of yall didnt know.)
YLM if you want something that is easy to set up (-Mods) with a buttery feel
Volt v2 if you want something that is great without mods.
Performance is similar but the Volt v2 is my main since it can handle my rough turning better, but both are used by world-class solvers
 

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2x2: What about the Tengyun and Valk?
3x3: No GTS3M or tengyun v2? And YLM is definitely budget, maybe Yulong instead
4x4: no Valk? and the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini is good for budget
5x5: Yuxin cloud for budget? Also the new Moyu 5x5
6x6 & 7x7 I don't know much about
Skewb: Okay I think
Pyraminx: Bell V2 isn't out yet, Bell should be expert and Moyu either as expert or great
Megaminx: Yuhu is debatably the best on the market, should be in expert. YLM is a budget mega
Don't know anything about Squan

Also we already have a pinned best cubes thread by pjk(although it does need updating, @pjk)
 

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This is pretty outdated, here are my suggestions for what should be added/changed:

2x2: Tengyun, MGC Elite, and Valk are all fighting for expert (I don't know much about budget 2x2s)
3x3: Qiyi MS is a good budget cube, and for expert: add 356XS, 354 should be removed(at least make it the V2), add Tengyun V2, add Valk Elite. Good budget/great option is the Yulong V2 M
4x4: remove Wuque from expert, should be GTS2M/WRM & Valk
5x5: Valk should be expert along with the Moyu 5x5
6x6 & 7x7 idk
Megaminx: YuHu v2 and Gan should also be in expert, I think YLM is a good budget option
Skewb, Clock and Pyra look fine
Squan idk

None of them should be setup versions(i.e: Cubicle Labs X-Man Volt)

For stores:
DailyPuzzles (Australia)
Speedcubing.com (UK)
KewbzUK (UK)
CanCube (Canada)

Those are just ones I know of, there are probably more
 

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Why do you not have the normal X man Galaxy V2 M on there? It's the same as the LM but it is better because it is smaller.
But it's so flippin' slow compared to the L
also, big boys need big Megas, the normal v2 is great but it makes my hands cramp really fast so it's hard to do long sessions on it

Also, the MGC 5x5 and 4x4 should be in the expert category, the YuShi v2 is also a good budget option for 6x6, the Aofu GTS 7x7 could fit in the great category as well., Original MGC 2x2 fits in expert and great, but I agree the rest of your rankings
 
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2x2: What about the Tengyun and Valk?
3x3: No GTS3M or tengyun v2? And YLM is definitely budget, maybe Yulong instead
4x4: no Valk? and the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini is good for budget
5x5: Yuxin cloud for budget? Also the new Moyu 5x5
6x6 & 7x7 I don't know much about
Skewb: Okay I think
Pyraminx: Bell V2 isn't out yet, Bell should be expert and Moyu either as expert or great
Megaminx: Yuhu is debatably the best on the market, should be in expert. YLM is a budget mega
Don't know anything about Squan

Also we already have a pinned best cubes thread by pjk(although it does need updating, @pjk)
2x2: YJ MGC Elite 2x2 is better than the Tengyun M 2x2, while the Tengyun M 2x2 is debatably better than the Valk 2 M.
3x3: Should YLM M in great 3x3 be replaced by GTS3 M?
4x4: MoYu AoSu WR M is better than the Valk4 M, and is the most popular choice by world class cubers in comp. MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M is definitely better than the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini without a doubt. BTW, should the MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M be added to great along with the YJ MGC 4x4?
5x5: Yuxin Cloud is good and cheap, but Yuxin has come out with a cheap YLM M 5x5 which is comparable to flagship 5x5s. MoYu AoChuang WR M is added expert.
Pyraminx: Bell is by far the best pyraminx right now. Moyu magnetic pyraminx, Mr.M pyraminx and Yuxin Huanglong M pyraminx are also used by some world class pyraminx speedsolvers. As there are too many great pyraminx, and there are reviews on youtube showing that the Bell v2 is better than the original Bell, Bell v2 is in expert while Bell is in great.
Megaminx: As the yj yuhu v2m has smaller reverse cornercutting and more catches than the galaxy v2Lm, the galaxy v2Lm is still better than the yj yuhu v2m.

The Valk 4x4 is straight garbage.
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MOYU AOSU GTS 2m :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
Should MOYU AOSU GTS 2m or MOYU AOSU WR m be in expert?
 
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2x2: What about the Tengyun and Valk?
3x3: No GTS3M or tengyun v2? And YLM is definitely budget, maybe Yulong instead
4x4: no Valk? and the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini is good for budget
5x5: Yuxin cloud for budget? Also the new Moyu 5x5
6x6 & 7x7 I don't know much about
Skewb: Okay I think
Pyraminx: Bell V2 isn't out yet, Bell should be expert and Moyu either as expert or great
Megaminx: Yuhu is debatably the best on the market, should be in expert. YLM is a budget mega
Don't know anything about Squan

Also we already have a pinned best cubes thread by pjk(although it does need updating, @pjk)
Yuhu V2 should be mid range, probs not best, but good. Valk 4 is disliked by a lot of top 4x4 solvers, Thunderclap Mini is kind of outdated. Not too sure about others.
2x2: YJ MGC Elite 2x2 is better than the Tengyun M 2x2, while the Tengyun M 2x2 is debatably better than the Valk 2 M.
3x3: Should YLM M in great 3x3 be replaced by GTS3 M?
4x4: MoYu AoSu WR M is better than the Valk4 M, and is the most popular choice by world class cubers in comp. MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M is definitely better than the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini without a doubt. BTW, should the MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M be added to great along with the YJ MGC 4x4?
5x5: Yuxin Cloud is good and cheap, but Yuxin has come out with a cheap YLM M 5x5 which is comparable to flagship 5x5s.
Pyraminx: Bell is by far the best pyraminx right now. Moyu magnetic pyraminx, Mr.M pyraminx and Yuxin Huanglong M pyraminx are also used by some world class pyraminx speedsolvers. As there are too many great pyraminx, and there are reviews on youtube showing that the Bell v2 is better than the original Bell, Bell v2 is in expert while Bell is in great.
Megaminx: As the yj yuhu v2m has smaller reverse cornercutting and more catches than the galaxy v2Lm, the galaxy v2Lm is still better than the yj yuhu v2m.
Tengyun at least should still get a mention, and maybe the Valk too. Wait until the MGC Elite is fully released.
The GTS3M is almost the same cube as the WR M, put it in expert.


Plus, maybe add one more cube for great in the categories that seem fitting. A lot of great mid range cubes aren’t covered - the MGC Elite 3x3 should be in Great I think.

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Should MOYU AOSU GTS 2m or MOYU AOSU WR m be in expert?
Both should be in expert, some people prefer the WR M, some prefer the GTS2M
 
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2x2: YJ MGC Elite 2x2 is better than the Tengyun M 2x2, while the Tengyun M 2x2 is debatably better than the Valk 2 M.
3x3: Should YLM M in great 3x3 be replaced by GTS3 M?
4x4: MoYu AoSu WR M is better than the Valk4 M, and is the most popular choice by world class cubers in comp. MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M is definitely better than the Qiyi Thunderclap Mini without a doubt. BTW, should the MoYu MeiLong 4x4 M be added to great along with the YJ MGC 4x4?
5x5: Yuxin Cloud is good and cheap, but Yuxin has come out with a cheap YLM M 5x5 which is comparable to flagship 5x5s.
Pyraminx: Bell is by far the best pyraminx right now. Moyu magnetic pyraminx, Mr.M pyraminx and Yuxin Huanglong M pyraminx are also used by some world class pyraminx speedsolvers. As there are too many great pyraminx, and there are reviews on youtube showing that the Bell v2 is better than the original Bell, Bell v2 is in expert while Bell is in great.
Megaminx: As the yj yuhu v2m has smaller reverse cornercutting and more catches than the galaxy v2Lm, the galaxy v2Lm is still better than the yj yuhu v2m.
Have you tried the MGC Elite 2x2?
 

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Megaminx: As the yj yuhu v2m has smaller reverse cornercutting and more catches than the galaxy v2Lm, the galaxy v2Lm is still better than the yj yuhu v2m.
Cornercutting is not the only important quality in a speedcube, for example if cornercutting was the most important thing then everyone would still be using the qiyi square-1 or the qifa. It just means that accurate turners would possibly find the yuhu v2 better then the lm despite worse cornercutting
 
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Yuhu V2 should be mid range, probs not best, but good. Valk 4 is disliked by a lot of top 4x4 solvers, Thunderclap Mini is kind of outdated. Not too sure about others.

Tengyun at least should still get a mention, and maybe the Valk too. Wait until the MGC Elite is fully released.
The GTS3M is almost the same cube as the WR M, put it in expert.


Plus, maybe add one more cube for great in the categories that seem fitting. A lot of great mid range cubes aren’t covered - the MGC Elite 3x3 should be in Great I think.
GTS3M is cheaper than the WR M, so it can be put in great.
YJ MGC Elite 3x3 and Dayan Tengyun v2 M can also be put in great. Both of them features customizable systems. However, YJ MGC Elite 3x3 catches. As a result, GTS3M and Dayan Tengyun v2 M are put in great.
Both should be in expert, some people prefer the WR M, some prefer the GTS2M
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Have you tried the MGC Elite 2x2?
No. BTW, I have added the Valk 2m and tengyun m 2x2 to expert as they are also popular among world class 2x2 speedsolvers.
Cornercutting is not the only important quality in a speedcube, for example if cornercutting was the most important thing then everyone would still be using the qiyi square-1 or the qifa. It just means that accurate turners would possibly find the yuhu v2 better then the lm despite worse cornercutting
Small reverse cornercutting isn't a problem. But if it catches under inaccurate turning style, it can be an issue for some cubers. At least it does not catch like the Qiheng S. YJ Yuhu v2 M is added into great along with the Galaxy v2Lm.
 
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This is pretty outdated, here are my suggestions for what should be added/changed:

2x2: Tengyun, MGC Elite, and Valk are all fighting for expert (I don't know much about budget 2x2s)
3x3: Qiyi MS is a good budget cube, and for expert: add 356XS, 354 should be removed(at least make it the V2), add Tengyun V2, add Valk Elite. Good budget/great option is the Yulong V2 M
4x4: remove Wuque from expert, should be GTS2M/WRM & Valk
5x5: Valk should be expert along with the Moyu 5x5
6x6 & 7x7 idk
Megaminx: YuHu v2 and Gan should also be in expert, I think YLM is a good budget option
Skewb, Clock and Pyra look fine
Squan idk

None of them should be setup versions(i.e: Cubicle Labs X-Man Volt)

For stores:
DailyPuzzles (Australia)
Speedcubing.com (UK)
KewbzUK (UK)
CanCube (Canada)

Those are just ones I know of, there are probably more
speedcube.com.au still remains the most ordered from store in Aus, and the prefered store if pretty much everyone in sydney and most of melbourne
 
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But it's so flippin' slow compared to the L
also, big boys need big Megas, the normal v2 is great but it makes my hands cramp really fast so it's hard to do long sessions on it

Also, the MGC 5x5 and 4x4 should be in the expert category, the YuShi v2 is also a good budget option for 6x6, the Aofu GTS 7x7 could fit in the great category as well., Original MGC 2x2 fits in expert and great, but I agree the rest of your rankings
For 4x4, should meilong M 4x4 be added to great along with mgc 4x4?
I have heard great things about the MGC 4x4, but is it as good as the WR M 4x4 and the GTS2 M?
MGC 5X5 is superb for its price, but Valk 5 M is still the best.
YuXin Little Magic 6x6 M is better than the YuShi v2 M.
Spark M is by far the best 7x7. Spark M is much better than Aofu GTS 7x7.
 
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