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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

Milo Black

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I"ve added a section at the bottom of the post with links to various shops around the world. What am I missing? What are the biggest shops in Europe? Let me know and I'll add them to the thread.

Also, you have any other suggestions to make, please post them here.
add the tengyun m, and moyu WRM to 3x3 expert, and the yulong v2 m to 3x3 budget
add the YJ MGC megaminx to megaminx great
add the Yulong v2 m pyra to pyraminx budget/pyraminx great
 
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Whats the best cube for a beginner out of these: YJ Yulong V2 M or MF3RS2 (non-magnetic)?
 

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If you're willing to magnetize it - which is not hard at all - it becomes, by far, the best budget 4x4.
I know. I have one :p. It's the best budget 4x4, even surpassing more expensive cubes like the valk 4 easily.
 
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Suggestion- change the wuque and wushuang in 4x4 and 5x5 to the Valk 4 and 5 M respectively. They are cheaper, and most people can agree that they are better.

Also, the Yuxin Little Magic M 5x5 is better then the yuxin for the "great" category- smooth, fast, and factory magnetic.
 

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Suggestion- change the wuque and wushuang in 4x4 and 5x5 to the Valk 4 and 5 M respectively. They are cheaper, and most people can agree that they are better.

Also, the Yuxin Little Magic M 5x5 is better then the yuxin for the "great" category- smooth, fast, and factory magnetic.

WuShuang to Valk 5? Yes.

WuQue to Valk 4? No. They are rather different, and directly comparing the two, there are many areas where the wuque is definitely a better cube, albeit slower.
 

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Yuxin Little Magic Square 1 should be added to both “Great” and “expert” due to its cheap price and viability.

Add the Aoyan Skewb to Expert

Add Aoshi GTS M 6x6 to Expert, as well as the XMan Spark 7x7
add the tengyun m, and moyu WRM to 3x3 expert, and the yulong v2 m to 3x3 budget
add the YJ MGC megaminx to megaminx great
add the Yulong v2 m pyra to pyraminx budget/pyraminx great
Meilong 4x4
I went ahead and updated the main post with some of the suggestions from above and from Fukuoka. There are a couple of issues:
1) Some puzzle categories have multiple suggestions. I think we should cap it at 2, so for Expert 3x3, we should limit it to two. It means removing existing ones. We want to make it simple for people to find puzzles - it can't be perfect as everyone has their own preference.
2) People making contradicting recommendations, it's tough to decide which to edit/add, if any. Aside from the proposed poll, does anyone have any other suggestions to resolving this issue?

In the future, if you make a suggestion, please follow this format:
Puzzle to Remove: XXX
Puzzle to Add: YYY
Reason: ZZZ

This way it is easily to determine what is proposed to add, subtract, and a good reason that we can discuss. If you suggest adding something without removing a puzzle, we end up for 5 puzzles recommended for each and that isn't the goal here.
 

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Puzzle to remove: Angstrom Weipo M
Puzzle to Add: QiYi Valk 2 M
Reason: Pretty much everybody and their cousin has switched to the Valk 2 M, and it's the best 2x2x2 on the market right now. It's even been compared to the original Dayan, which says a lot.

Puzzle to remove: QiYi QiDi S
Puzzle to Add: YJ YuPo V2 M
Reason: The QiDi S locks up a lot more than the YuPo. The YuPo is only 2 dollars more expensive and it's magnetic to boot. It's almost as good as the MGC 2x2x2.

Alternatively, replace the QiDi S with the MeiLong 2. It's 3 dollars and it's pretty decent.
 

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Puzzle to remove: Angstrom Weipo M
Puzzle to Add: QiYi Valk 2 M
Reason: Pretty much everybody and their cousin has switched to the Valk 2 M, and it's the best 2x2x2 on the market right now. It's even been compared to the original Dayan, which says a lot.

Puzzle to remove: QiYi QiDi S
Puzzle to Add: YJ YuPo V2 M
Reason: The QiDi S locks up a lot more than the YuPo. The YuPo is only 2 dollars more expensive and it's magnetic to boot. It's almost as good as the MGC 2x2x2.

Alternatively, replace the QiDi S with the MeiLong 2. It's 3 dollars and it's pretty decent.
Done, made those changes now.
 
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