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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

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Well the closet comp in the next few months is approximately 200 miles from where I live, so... yeah... I'm gonna drive that far to try out a gts2m... I was kinda lookin' for a more immediate solution to my dilemma... Anyway I decided just to magnetized my current Air to save some cash and try out a few Cubicle Premium Cubes. I meant nothing to be 'mean' my comment, sorry...
I’m sorry about that. You put your location as kfc, so I had to assume. anyway, what you’ve already decided sounds good. Cubicle premium cubes are always good! But in the future (like in later the the next couple of months future), just go to comps. You’ll buy only the cubes you really need, and if there’s a cube that you don’t like that you got, you can just sell or trade it.
 
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A few updates I would make:
2x2 Expert - Valk 2M
3x3 Budget - Remove MF3RS2 and add YJ Yulong v2M
3x3 Great - Remove YJ MGC and add GTS2M, and Cubing Classroom RS3M
5x5 Great - Change to Yuxin Little Magic 5x5 M
6x6 Great - Change to Moyu Aoshi GTSM. I personally much prefer it over the Shadow, and its cheaper.
7x7 Great and Expert - Change to XMD Spark M
Megaminx Expert - Add XMD Galaxy v2LM
Megaminx Great - Add XMD Galaxy v2L
Skewb Expert - Change to Moyu Aoyan M
Square-1 Budget - Add Yuxin Little Magic Square-1
Square-1 Great - Change to Yuxin Little Magic Square-1 M

Cubes that might make the cut (but I havent tried) are the yj yuchuang 5x5 v2m, the yuxin huanglong pyraminx, and any future entries in the yu- v2m line.

Add cubelelo as a store in india
Add soletta as a store in chile
there are also many local cube vedors in latin america
also one in spain thats like lioncube or smth like that
 
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I disagree with the above edit.

5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m, yuxin little magic m // ylm is not the best on the market. its good, but not the best
6x6 great - yuxin red // current list has a shadow, this is a step down.
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTSM, XMD shadow m, yuxin red //yuxin red is objectively worse

7x7 great - cyclone boys G7 //budget big cubes are a joke, at this point youre better off getting a spark

Skewb great - cyclone boys magnetic // fair, but wingy belongs here
Skewb expert - XMD wingy, moyu aoyan // aoyan is objectively better (and I only own a wingy), read the descriptions for what each category stands for

Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx, Shengshou pearl m// any non-galaxy mega is a joke for anything above the budget category

Square-1 budget - qiyi Qifa sq1, mfsq1 //Yuxin is cheaper and better, and for only 3 bucks more you get the best squan on the market
 
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I disagree with the above edit.

5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m, yuxin little magic m // ylm is not the best on the market. its good, but not the best
6x6 great - yuxin red // current list has a shadow, this is a step down.
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTSM, XMD shadow m, yuxin red //yuxin red is objectively worse

7x7 great - cyclone boys G7 //budget big cubes are a joke, at this point youre better off getting a spark

Skewb great - cyclone boys magnetic // fair, but wingy belongs here
Skewb expert - XMD wingy, moyu aoyan // aoyan is objectively better (and I only own a wingy), read the descriptions for what each category stands for

Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx, Shengshou pearl m// any non-galaxy mega is a joke for anything above the budget category

Square-1 budget - qiyi Qifa sq1, mfsq1 //Yuxin is cheaper and better, and for only 3 bucks more you get the best squan on the market
I disagree with your edit on megaminx.
Without a doubt, galaxy is the best megaminx. However, this doesn't mean that the yjmgc megaminx is not great. The yjmgc megaminx is much cheaper than the galaxy, and it has magnets. It's super smooth and fast, although it may not be better than the galaxy.
 
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I disagree with your edit on megaminx.
Without a doubt, galaxy is the best megaminx. However, this doesn't mean that the yjmgc megaminx is not great. The yjmgc megaminx is much cheaper than the galaxy, and it has magnets. It's super smooth and fast, although it may not be better than the galaxy.
Some cubers are using the YJ MGC megaminx as their main over the Galaxy v2Lm.

Here is a comparison video between the YJ MGC megaminx and the XMD Galaxy v2Lm:
 
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I’m sorry about that. You put your location as kfc, so I had to assume. anyway, what you’ve already decided sounds good. Cubicle premium cubes are always good! But in the future (like in later the the next couple of months future), just go to comps. You’ll buy only the cubes you really need, and if there’s a cube that you don’t like that you got, you can just sell or trade it.
Kfc doesn't have a lot a comps around it despite the delish chicken...
 
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2x2 budget -yuxin little magic2x2, kungfu yuehun 2x2
2x2 great - YJMGC 2x2, YJ yupo v2m
2x2 expert - Valk 2M

3x3 budget - yuxin kylin v2m, mf3rs2m
3x3 great - mf3rs3m, yuxin little magic m, YJ yulong v2m
3x3 expert - gts3m, weilong WRM, Gan X, yuxin Huang Long m, Valk 3 m

4x4 budget - kungfu cengfeng, cyclone boys G4, Yuxin black
4x4 great - qiyi thunderclap mini, yuxin blue
4x4 expert - qiyi wuque m, moyu aosu gts2m

5x5 budget - yuxin cloud
5x5 great - yuxin little magic m
5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m

6x6 budget - yuxin little magic, cyclone boys G6
6x6 great - yuxin red
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTSM, XMD shadow m

7x7 budget - cyclone boys G7
7x7 great - moyu aofu gts m, yuxin Hays 7m
7x7 expert - XMD spark m

Skewb budget - qiyi qicheng,
cyclone boys magnetic
Skewb great - XMD wingy
Skewb expert - XMD wingy, moyu aoyan

Pyraminx budget - qiyi qiming, yuxin little magic
Pyraminx great - moyu magnetic
Pyraminx expert - XMD Bell, yuxin Huang Long m

Megaminx budget - yuxin little magic v2, qiyi Qiheng
Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx
Megaminx expert - XMD Galaxy v2m, XMD Galaxy v2Lm

Square-1 budget - yuxin little magic sq1, qiyi Qifa sq1
Square-1 great - yuxin little magic sq1 m
Square-1 expert - XMD volt ms, yuxin little magic sq1 m
I have edited the 2x2 and 3x3 cube recommendation.
How do you think?
 
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Speed Cubes Recommendation

Budget - Dirt Cheap Cubes only
Great - Pretty good and you won't have to sell your house
Expert - The best cube on the market

2x2 budget - Yuxin Little Magic, YJ YuPo v2 M
2x2 great - YJMGC 2x2
2x2 expert - Valk 2 M

3x3 budget - Yuxin Kylin v2 M, YJ YuLong v2m
3x3 great - Yuxin Little Magic M, MF3RS3 M
3x3 expert - MoYu GTS 3 M, MoYu WRM, GAN 356 X, Yuxin HuangLong M, Valk 3 M, GAN Air SM, Valk 3 Power M

4x4 budget - Sheng Shou Mr.M
4x4 great - QiYi Thunderclap mini 4x4, Sheng Shou Mr.M
4x4 expert - Valk 4 M

5x5 budget - Yuxin Cloud
5x5 great - Yuxin Little Magic M
5x5 expert - MoYu AoChuang GTS M

6x6 budget - Yuxin Little Magic, Cyclone Boys G6
6x6 great - MoYu AoShi GTS
6x6 expert - XMD Shadow M

7x7 budget - Cyclone Boys G7
7x7 great - XMD Spark
7x7 expert - XMD Spark M

Skewb budget - Cyclone Boys Magnetic
Skewb great - XMD Wingy
Skewb expert - MoYu AoYan M

Pyraminx budget - QiYi QiMing A
Pyraminx great - Z Magnetic (stickered)
Pyraminx expert - XMD Bell

Megaminx budget - Yuxin Little Magic v2, QiYi QiHeng S
Megaminx great - YJMGC Megaminx, XMD Galaxy v2L
Megaminx expert - XMD Galaxy v2L M

Square-1 budget - QiYi QiFa, Yuxin Little Magic
Square-1 great - Yuxin Little Magic M
Square-1 expert - XMD Volt, Yuxin Little Magic M
 
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Expert pyraminx should be Yuxin huanglong magnetic pyraminx
Speed cube recommendations:
2x2 budget -yuxin little magic 2x2, YJ yupo v2m
2x2 great - YJMGC 2x2
2x2 expert - Valk 2M

3x3 budget - yuxin kylin v2m, YJ yulong v2m
3x3 great - yuxin little magic m, mf3rs3m
3x3 expert - gts3m, weilong WRM, Gan X, yuxin HuangLong m, Valk3 m

4x4 budget - shengshou mr.m 4x4
4x4 great - qiyi mini thunderclap m
4x4 expert - qiyi wuque m, moyu aosu gts2m

5x5 budget - yuxin cloud
5x5 great - yuxin little magic m
5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m

6x6 budget - yuxin little magic, cyclone boys G6
6x6 great - yuxin red
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTS M, XMD shadow m

7x7 budget - cyclone boys G7
7x7 great - moyu aofu gts m, yuxin Hays 7m
7x7 expert - XMD spark m

Skewb budget - cyclone boys magnetic
Skewb great - XMD wingy
Skewb expert - moyu aoyan m

Pyraminx budget - qiyi qiming
Pyraminx great - moyu magnetic
Pyraminx expert - XMD Bell, yuxin HuangLong m

Megaminx budget - yuxin little magic v2, qiyi Qiheng S
Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx
Megaminx expert - XMD Galaxy v2m, XMD Galaxy v2Lm

Square-1 budget - qiyi Qifa, yuxin little magic
Square-1 great - yuxin little magic m
Square-1 expert - XMD volt
Yes, yuxin HuangLong m pyraminx is on the list with the bell
 
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So keeping an update to date list of the most recommended cubes is certainly a useful resource. However, since many people have differing views on which is the best for each puzzle type and category, it makes it difficult to choose which one to actually put as the recommended puzzle.

Does anyone know of a site or resource that has a voting mechanism for the best speedcubes? I think adding a way for people to add puzzles and allow the community to vote up/down differing brands/puzzles would be the best long-term strategy for this. This way it's not just 1 person recommending stuff and it's the crowd, and the rankings can be done automatically as new puzzles are added and whatnot. Thoughts?
 
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So keeping an update to date list of the most recommended cubes is certainly a useful resource. However, since many people have differing views on which is the best for each puzzle type and category, it makes it difficult to choose which one to actually put as the recommended puzzle.

Does anyone know of a site or resource that has a voting mechanism for the best speedcubes? I think adding a way for people to add puzzles and allow the community to vote up/down differing brands/puzzles would be the best long-term strategy for this. This way it's not just 1 person recommending stuff and it's the crowd, and the rankings can be done automatically as new puzzles are added and whatnot. Thoughts?
I have tried that on budget3x3.
https://www.speedsolving.com/forum/threads/budget-high-end-3x3-comparison.73563/
 
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Speed cube recommendations:
2x2 budget -yuxin little magic 2x2, YJ yupo v2m
2x2 great - YJMGC 2x2
2x2 expert - Valk 2M

3x3 budget - yuxin kylin v2m, YJ yulong v2m, mf3rs2m
3x3 great - yuxin little magic m, mf3rs3m
3x3 expert - gts3m, weilong WRM, Gan X, yuxin HuangLong m, Valk3 m

4x4 budget - shengshou mr.m 4x4
4x4 great - qiyi mini thunderclap m
4x4 expert - qiyi wuque m, moyu aosu gts2m

5x5 budget - yuxin cloud
5x5 great - yuxin little magic m
5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m

6x6 budget - yuxin little magic, cyclone boys G6
6x6 great - yuxin red
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTS M, XMD shadow m

7x7 budget - cyclone boys G7
7x7 great - moyu aofu gts m, yuxin Hays 7m
7x7 expert - XMD spark m

Skewb budget - cyclone boys magnetic
Skewb great - XMD wingy
Skewb expert - moyu aoyan m

Pyraminx budget - qiyi qiming
Pyraminx great - moyu magnetic
Pyraminx expert - XMD Bell, yuxin HuangLong m

Megaminx budget - yuxin little magic v2, qiyi Qiheng S
Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx
Megaminx expert - XMD Galaxy v2m, XMD Galaxy v2Lm

Square-1 budget - qiyi Qifa, yuxin little magic
Square-1 great - yuxin little magic m
Square-1 expert - XMD volt
and the result of the poll is affecting the up to date recommendation list.
 
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Speed cube recommendations:
2x2 budget -yuxin little magic 2x2, YJ yupo v2m
2x2 great - YJMGC 2x2
2x2 expert - Valk 2M

3x3 budget - yuxin kylin v2m, YJ yulong v2m, mf3rs2m
3x3 great - yuxin little magic m, mf3rs3m
3x3 expert - gts3m, weilong WRM, Gan X, yuxin HuangLong m, Valk3 m

4x4 budget - cyclone boys feiteng mini
4x4 great - qiyi mini thunderclap m, shengshou mr.m 4x4
4x4 expert - qiyi wuque m, moyu aosu gts2m

5x5 budget - yuxin cloud
5x5 great - yuxin little magic m
5x5 expert - moyu aochuang gts m, qiyi wushuang m

6x6 budget - yuxin little magic, cyclone boys G6
6x6 great - yuxin red
6x6 expert - Moyu Aoshi GTS M, XMD shadow m

7x7 budget - cyclone boys G7
7x7 great - moyu aofu gts m
7x7 expert - XMD spark m

Skewb budget - cyclone boys magnetic
Skewb great - XMD wingy
Skewb expert - moyu aoyan m

Pyraminx budget - qiyi qiming
Pyraminx great - moyu magnetic
Pyraminx expert - XMD Bell, yuxin HuangLong m

Megaminx budget - yuxin little magic v2, qiyi Qiheng S
Megaminx great - YJMGC megaminx
Megaminx expert - XMD Galaxy v2m, XMD Galaxy v2Lm

Square-1 budget - qiyi Qifa, yuxin little magic
Square-1 great - yuxin little magic m
Square-1 expert - XMD volt
I am thinking about 6x6 great, as Yuxin red is a pretty old puzzle. Any thoughts?
Is the X-Men shadow m better than the aoshi gts m?
 
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I am thinking about 6x6 great, as Yuxin red is a pretty old puzzle. Any thoughts?
Is the X-Men shadow m better than the aoshi gts m?
I think out of the box, the aoshi gtsm is better, if you are sub2 and have them both really well set up then I think the shadow might be better but even then I am not sure.
I disagree with the very existence of a great 7x7, if you want a 7x7 get the spark, it's simple.
 
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I think out of the box, the aoshi gtsm is better, if you are sub2 and have them both really well set up then I think the shadow might be better but even then I am not sure.
I disagree with the very existence of a great 7x7, if you want a 7x7 get the spark, it's simple.
then what shall we put into great7x7?
I am thinking about great pyraminx too. the moyu pyraminx is only 1 dollar cheaper than the yuxin huang long m and the X-Men bell on the cubicle.
 
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