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 Post subject: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Which cubes turn the best? Please tell me so I can try them out. I'm only looking for WCA puzzles but feel free to tell me about other puzzles. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Which cubes turn the best? Please tell me so I can try them out. I'm only looking for WCA puzzles but feel free to tell me about other puzzles. :D

Feliks and Mats use Dayan 5 Zhanchis if that helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:44 pm 
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The new Moyu HuanYing has great potential.. contemplating using it as my main at the competition today, that is saying something (I use a ZhanChi as well).

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Thanks! I have tried out and love the Zanchi (it's my main) but haven't tried the Moyu HuanYing. Do you guys know any good cubes for other puzzles?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:59 pm 
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For the Pyraminx, there is Meffert's new speed-solving design. I don't have one as I'm not really a speed-solver but I hear it's fantastic (if it's anywhere as good as the pillowed one, it's amazing).


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:13 pm 
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And you could always get the Lubix mods.
I think they have some of the more popular twisty puzzles.
Another good 3x3 is the Fangshi, which needs a bit of filing and some lubing before you use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:13 am 
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Yay something about speedsolving :P
Anyways here are the ones people like the most
2x2: Wittwo v1 or v2, Dayan 2x2
3x3: Dayan Lingyun v1/v2, Dayan Lunhui, Dayan Zhanchi, Fangshi Shuangren, MoYu Huangying. There is also a new 3x3 called the MoYu WeiLong
That's probably it or I'll start talking about KO's :P


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Thanks all for replying!

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:49 pm 
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No offense, Rubik's Company, but absolutely no cube that says "Rubik's" on it belongs within 25 feet of a speedsolving competition. These are more for collection/for-fun/modding/etc.


That out of the way, we can begin! I stand by VirusBoi's suggestions, and I add this:

V-Cube 2 is underappreciated from what I've seen. While I too prefer the WitEden Type C-II, I haven't been disappointed in this cube.

For the 3x3x3, I found MF8 Legend and Type F-II to be phenomenal puzzles for their cost. I still use a Lubix Fusion (mod based on the Gu Hong). The Lubix Elite is one of the most phenomenal puzzles I've ever played with (but I don't own one :( )

V-Cube 4, Dayan+MF8 Mini, Meffert's. If you really want to get picky, this cube has some of the biggest KO variety, but believe me, they are not worth the trouble experimenting with.

V-Cube 5. Use tutorials online for modifying this. At first it seems kind meh, but with some work, this becomes one of the strongest in the set.

The 6x6x6 is annoying. Get whatever you wind up getting (which should be the V-Cube 6, as you won't find many legal 6x6x6 cubes)- no matter what, it's going to end up being a huge disappointment.

The V-Cube 7 is my favorite puzzle. No one's ever going to convince me otherwise, and people have tried and failed to impress me with anything other than V-Cube.

Nothing mass produced above 7x7x7 is legal, but then again, nothing above 7x7x7 is WCA-standard anyway.



Note: The V-Cube 3 is the only one that I don't recommend for use competitively. It is great, but it's nothing special in quality. For sure, if it's either this or Rubik's, get this. But, pretty much any cube that costs more than $1 and doesn't say "Rubik's" on it will one-up that puzzle. Might as well get it to complete your collection, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Great review!
Thanks, Ender.
Now.. what's Lubix Elite and where can I get one?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Vadim wrote:
Now.. what's Lubix Elite and where can I get one?

A modded Guhong/Zhanchi that usually sells for around 100$...

I would suggest that you just get a normal Zhanchi or Guhong v2. From what I've heard, the elite isn't worth it's price.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes that turn the best
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Thanks to all who answered! I will try to check out as much of the cubes that I can! :solved:

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