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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

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the aofu gts m is $15 cheaper than the xman spark M, while the yuxin hays7 m is the same price as the xman spark M. with the aofu gts m better and cheaper than the yuxin hays7 m, should we put the aofu gts m into 7x7 great with xman spark M?
I didn't realise, cubicle prices really do not reflect wholesale prices then. I guess you can put the aofu GTSM in great but it's quite a bit worse anyway.
4x4 will need updating soon but for now the aosu gts2m is best but I tried the valk 4 and it's better but not out just yet. For 5x5, the Moyu aochuang GTSM is the best and I think you could put the new yuxin magnetic 5x5 for great as it's quite good.
 
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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.
I would say great pyraminx is z magnetic and budget is the new Yulong v2m pyraminx for 8 dollars.
 
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I would say great pyraminx is z magnetic and budget is the new Yulong v2m pyraminx for 8 dollars.
good to mention the z magnetic. It has frosted plastic on the stickerless version.
for the yj yulong v2m pyraminx, as it is still new, we can wait for unboxings and reviews.
the yj yulong v2m pyraminx features weak magnets, while the ShengShou mr.m pyraminx features insanely strong magnets. should the mr.m pyraminx be added onto the list?
Is the z magnetic better than the qiyi qiming A and the mr.m pyraminx?
 
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I want to know more about the mr.m 4x4 and 5x5.
Any thoughts on 4x4 and 5x5?
I have both, but no other Mr. M puzzles. I think the 5x5 is a bit better than the 4x4, just because it's easier to make odd-layer cubes. The inner slices are a bit better on the 5x5 - on the 4x4 they catch every so often. Check out my review on the 4x4 at thecubicle.com - it's titled "Classic look and great performance." TLDR: fix uneven tensions.
 
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Updated January, 2019 - If you suggest any changes to these recommendations, please comment below which your recommendation and reason for the change. These suggestions are for the community and by the community, so please help keep these suggestions up to date by replying here with changes.
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Budget - Dirt Cheap Cubes only
Great - Pretty good and you won't have to sell your house
Expert - The best cube on the market


Recommended Skewb:
  • Budget: QiYi QiCheng Skewb - $7.50
  • Great: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99
  • Expert: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99

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There are many places to buy puzzles, and depending on what country you live in, shipping will be cheaper. Below is a list of stores to consider:
Just a thought, I would also put the Moyu Aoyan skewb in the great/expert along with the wingy. Lots of people use the moyu as their mains, and it is at least as good as the wingy.
 

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yes, I don't know why no updates have been made on the list at the first post, so I have made a list myself.
https://www.speedsolving.com/goto/post?id=1318018

Do you have any suggestions on my list?
I'd like to keep the first posted updated, but running into the issue of when to make updates. There are many people who have differing views on which puzzles should be listed, so thinking of the best way to solve this issue. It is still mostly up to date.
 
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I think you should make the little magic m 5x5 for the great 5x5, it's peformance is really and costs the same as the yuxin.
 

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I have made tons of threads with polls for cubers to vote. My list is based on the poll results.
Hello,
This issue is this: say a new budget puzzles come out tomorrow, do we add it or not to the recommended list? You'd have to create yet a new poll, so that method isn't super effective. Plus it is only works if people vote and we don't want 50 new polls being created every month as new puzzles come out. There must be a more effective way to handle this.
 
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Hello,
This issue is this: say a new budget puzzles come out tomorrow, do we add it or not to the recommended list? You'd have to create yet a new poll, so that method isn't super effective. Plus it is only works if people vote and we don't want 50 new polls being created every month as new puzzles come out. There must be a more effective way to handle this.
just add choices to the polls when new cubes come out.
 

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just add choices to the polls when new cubes come out.
What if someone already voted but prefers the new choice? It isn't super practical. Another alternative is to just make general judgements of what should be suggested. It doesn't need to be perfect - the goal is to provide a useful guide for people who aren't up to date on the latest hardware but want to buy a new puzzle.
 
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