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Which do you think is the best for speedcubing?
Rubik's brand "original" 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rubik's brand modern preassembled 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
Rubik's brand DIY 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
Studio cube 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Finder's "good speedcube" DIY 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
Cube4you DIY 32%  32%  [ 6 ]
Cubikon speedcube 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 19
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 Post subject: Your favorite inexpensive speedcube
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:02 pm 
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I'm looking for a speedcube for me and some friends. We're not sub-30 - some aren't sub-60 yet. We'll probably get sub-30 reasonably soon (another month or two, hopefully). If that's a relevant consideration, there it is.
We'll buy new stickers if they're a problem, so that shouldn't be much of a factor.
By inexpensive I mean under $20 each or so, including combined shipping to the US for at least 4 cubes, which if I'm not mistaken rules out most if not all of the good "original" cubes. If I'm wrong and that's your pick, please post and mention which one. Same thing for any of the others that encompass more than one. Hopefully I haven't missed any relevant options, and I apologize if this is a duplicate thread, I couldn't find it in a search.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:18 am 
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It depends... on your style and your preference.

The cubes from China cube4you etc, I find are very fast. If you think you can control that then underspin overspin very well then they are great. If you use a lot of wrist they are great.

If you are not so good at controlling spin, then I like the Rubik's DIY. The edge/corner pieces I think are a little bigger and not as fast as china cubes. Get this if you rely on accurate finger tricks.

You really can't go wrong with either. I think China cube will be better for sub 60 and pros. Rubik will be better for intermediate 45-sub 20 until you master spin. If possible, I would try getting 2 of each and then you can trade to see which one u guys prefer.

O and I forgot, China cubes turn well without lube so if that is a factor at all.

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I have a normal Rubik's one and a White DIY and I am getting a cube4you white DIY soon.

The DIYs are a lot better than the normal ones, and cube4you's seem better than the Rubik's ones.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:05 am 
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I have a cube4you DIY, it is very good! It is my main cube now! Unfortuneatly the stickers aren't the best, I will probably have to resticker it sometime.

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On the cube4you DIY's, do you get the a, b, or c type?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:24 am 
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I think its b, but im not exactly sure.

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I know it wasnt exactly the point of teh topic, but i got a Steeler's Cube a little while ago and it was the slowest cube/ worst speedcube i have ever felt!

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Do finder's and/or cube4you's DIYs come with stickers? If so, what's the quality like?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:02 pm 
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the stickers are alright, but I recommend buying cubesmith tiles for any cube no matter what the stickers are (I prefer smooth, but others like textured better so pick your poison).

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What is the difference between Finder's cubes, and Cube4You's cubes?


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