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ShengShou
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Company
Founded: unknown
Location: China
Years Active: ?-present
Areas served: Worldwide
Website: [unknown]
Production
Products: ShengShou 2x2, ShengShou 3x3, ShengShou 4x4, ShengShou 5x5, ShengShou 6x6, ShengShou 7x7, ShengShou 8x8, ShengShou 9x9, ShengShou 10x10, ShengShou 11x11, ShengShou Pyraminx, ShengShou Megaminx, ShengShou Square-1, ShengShou 2x2 Megaminx, ShengShou Master Kilominx, ShengShou Gigaminx ShengShou Mirror Block

ShengShou (traditional/simplified Chinese: 圣手 pinyin: shèngshǒu, pronounced SHENG-shoo) is a Chinese company that first became widely known after the release of the high-quality 4x4 cube. Since then, they have expanded and have many high-quality cubes.

Name

The name ShengShou (圣手) literally translates as "divine hand",[1] although more generically it means a "highly skilled practitioner" or expert.[2]

Products

ShengShou 2x2

The first ShengShou 2x2 was almost identical to the GhostHand 2x2. The mechanism consists of a bandaged 3x3x3, with rounded up edges and the inner and outer corners connected by a lock-up system.

ShengShou 3x3

Three different ShengShou 3x3 versions had been released prior to 2013.(2012 review) Later cubes are:

ShengShou Wind (Feng)

Released before June 2013. This cube is famous for being the quietest cube ever produced. However there is little corner-cutting with this cube and it is unsuitable as a speedcube.

ShengShou Aurora (JiGuang)

Released June 2013. A highly regarded cube on its release. Almost as quiet as the Shengshou Wind, but with better corner-cutting.

ShengShou Rainbow (CaiHong)

Shengshou's first attempt at a stickerless cube.

ShengShou Legend (ChuanQi)

Released March 2016. Shengshou's attempt to produce a more modern cube. It is an underwhelming cube with rather poor corner-cutting.

ShengShou FangYuan

Released August 2016. Released with little publicity, a good mid-price cube. It doesn't catch or pop, doesn't corner twist often, and corner cuts very well for a cube of its class. (KZ's Cube Review)

ShengShou Pearl (MingZhu)

Released June 2017.

ShengShou 4x4

In 2012 this was one of the best 4x4's on the market, highly recommended and very cheap. Corner cutting was similar to the Maru, cutting over a cubie. Reverse corner cutting was very good for a 4x4, around a 1/4 of a cubie. It had a spring/screw structure like the Maru but without misalignment problems. Turning was clicky and the performance improved a bit after some breaking in. The corners/edges were rounded like the Haiyan cube making it have a better feel and more control. The size (6.25cmx6.25cmx6.26cm) was bigger than an Eastsheen and 2cm smaller than the huge Maru 4x4. Weight was 161 g. In total 5 versions of this cube were released.

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

ShengShou Wind 4x4

The ShengShou Wind 4x4 was released in July 2016.

ShengShou Legend 4x4

The ShengShou Legend 4x4 was released in May 2017.

ShengShou 5x5

In 2012 the ShengShou 5x5 was a good cube with mostly positive reviews. It's mechanism was similar to the 4x4x4 Shengshou with all it's pieces visible. It had 98 external pieces and no hidden internal pieces but the core. It also looked like a V-Cube 5, with slightly different proportions.

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

ShengShou Wind 5x5

The ShengShou Wind 5x5 was released in December 2015.

ShengShou Aurora 5x5

The ShengShou Aurora 5x5 was released in June 2016.

ShengShou Legend 5x5

The ShengShou Legend 5x5 was released in June 2017.

ShengShou 6x6

Released 2011. Better than the V-Cube 6 straight out of the box, and much cheaper. According to Kevin Hays in 2011: "my fully modded, competition V-cube I would have to say is better than the Shengshou, but not by much."

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

A ShengShou 6x6 V2 was released December 2016.

ShengShou 7x7

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

ShengShou 8x8

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

ShengShou 9x9

ShengShou 10x10

Released November 2013.

ShengShou 11x11

ShengShou released the first-ever cubic 11x11x11 Cube in 2016.

ShengShou Pyraminx

Reviews on Speedsolving.com

ShengShou Megaminx

ShengShou has released various versions of the Megaminx:

  • ShengShou Megaminx
  • ShengShou Aurora Megaminx
  • ShengShou Pearl Megaminx - released March 2017

ShengShou Square-1

ShengShou 2x2 Megaminx

ShengShou released their version of the 2x2 Megaminx, or Kilominx, (a two-layer Megaminx) in 2016.

ShengShou Master Kilominx

ShengShou released their version of the Master Kilominx (a four-layer Megaminx) in 2016.

ShengShou Gigaminx

ShengShou Elite Kilominx

Released Apr 2017.

ShengShou Teraminx

Released Feb 2017.

ShengShou Mirror Block