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[Review] YJ GuanLong 3x3x3

What do you think of this puzzle?

  • Excellent

    Votes: 16 34.8%
  • Good

    Votes: 21 45.7%
  • Average

    Votes: 7 15.2%
  • Below Average

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Poor

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
    46
Joined
Jan 11, 2015
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#21
Acquired from: championscubestore
Thoughts: Its different then any other cube. Its quit fast, has a nice feel and no big issues.
I don't really like the light feel and up to now was not able to lube it properly. I got a crooked center piece but it does not seem to matter at all.
I think its a cube worth buying and i would like to see a sticker less one.
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2009
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#22
Bought from thecubicle.us
Thoughts: Wibbily wobbly. My god, the corners feel like they are miles away from the edges. But all in all, a great cube for the price. Very light in weight, and it feels like it will crumble apart in my hands at any second, but it holds together all the way.

Worth it. Buying more now. $$
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
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Mimal the Elf's boot
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2016PERS01
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Ordway Persyn
#24
I got this cube in December from the cubicle.

Feel: Buttery smooth with an ever so slight bumpiness. Its very light ( a bit too light for my taste)

corner cutting: 45 normal and half a cubie reverse. Reverse takes a bit of force. 3.5 of 5

pops: this cube has never popped on me or even came close to popping. 5 of 5

catches and lockups: I have no issues with catching on this cube, except maybe when I'm a little sloppy with my turning 4.5 of 5

speed: not to fast but not slow either (4 of 5) very controllable ( 5 of 5)

floppiness : this cube feels a bit sloppy at times but doesn't bother me due to my lighter turning. 3 of 5

stickers are durable and have nice shades (best stock stickers i've seen). I have never had a corner twist on me. The hardware seems pretty good,
and the center caps stay on well. the plastic is a bit soft ( I prefer harder plastic) but feels high quality. 5 of 5

Final score: 30 of 35 Grade: B+ Recommendation: Yes

I'm not too big on this cube, but this certainly deserves an B+ as i can't find any major flaw with this cube. However, it does not excel in anything either. Its great for people of any skill level and perfect for modding or as gifts.
Btw I have tensioned this cube a bit and lubed it with weight 2 from the cubicle
 
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Joined
Oct 28, 2010
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14
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Location
Indonesia
WCA
2011WAST01
#25
mine just arrived today!! ordered from champion cube store 42 days ago :p (freeshipping, i'm at Indonesia)

total is 2 dollars (cube+pouch)

the cube is light, a bit too light for me, and small, slightly smaller than guhong, but the twist is nice, cutting corner is ok. overall, a pretty good cube.

my new main cube for blindfold solving :D
 
Joined
May 25, 2014
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Michigan
WCA
2016BOUC01
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SpeedCubeReview
#26
So it's been awhile for this thread. I donated my Guanlong to the place I work at for kids to play with. The other day I took it home to clean/lube it. Holy cow, I'm getting such good times on this cube. Aside from a corner missing a piece (It came like that.. just the inside, but my finger catches it sometimes), I feel like this could be a new main for me. The lightness is actually nice. I hated it at first, but everything moves so easily.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2013
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America, New York, Long Island
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2011MAAS01
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AlexandDaniel100
#27
So it's been awhile for this thread. I donated my Guanlong to the place I work at for kids to play with. The other day I took it home to clean/lube it. Holy cow, I'm getting such good times on this cube. Aside from a corner missing a piece (It came like that.. just the inside, but my finger catches it sometimes), I feel like this could be a new main for me. The lightness is actually nice. I hated it at first, but everything moves so easily.
Using child labor to break in cubes xD.
 
Joined
May 19, 2015
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WCA
2014KUBI04
#30
I bought 4 of these cubes, and I think they are definitely worth a lot more than the price. The feel light and extremely fast:) I bought them from eBay (new in the box)
 
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