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 Post subject: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Hey everyone! I recently purchased some diy cubes from cube4you and, while being inexpensive, take weeks to ship as they are from china. Do you guys have any other recommendations for 3x3s used in modding and if so, where can I get them?

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:53 am 
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Where are you located? Thecubicle.us and speedcubeshop.com are both based in America if you're looking for good shipping time and probably carry block mech cubes

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am 
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Thanks for the website and yes I do live in America. I've looked on the website and the cubes look nice but what brand or type of cube is good for modding? I know you need a nice solid cube but other than rubiks or cube 4you idk who else makes cubes like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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Search zcube or another site that has pictures of the internals. Make sure to find those cubes with FLAT surfaces on the centerpieces and cubies. VERY important.

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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Hi it depends on what mods you are doing? I used a dayan speed cube for my 3x3 ghost which resulted in a very smooth moving puzzle, but for things like a truncated or a hexagonal dipyramid puzzlethe rubik's style seem to be the best and easiest to work with, also you can buy them from eBay second hand very cheap

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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I believe Ghost hands are cheap block mechanisms, and YJ has some really cheap cubes as well

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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I haven't personally tried it, but the Shengshou Wind seems like a really great choice as it's blocky, the mechanism is more like a speedcube than a Rubik's clone, and it's a very affordable cube.


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Pouring Bees: That cube is not usable when making fused cubes in any case.

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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An important point to consider:
Don't give in to the temptation to use a junk cube because you don't want to mess up a good cube while learning.

This may be fine for really basic practice (cutting, jigs, etc.) but before you know it you'll have spent a huge amount of time on something that is looking good only to realize it will never move better than the junk you started with.

I made this mistake with my Kilominx prototype (here), and spent way too long trying to make it move well when the real solution was to have started on a decent puzzle to begin with.

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 Post subject: Re: Good 3x3 cubes to shape mod with
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The YJ Sulong is a great cube to mod with. It is fairly blocky in shape but has all the attributes of a speed cube meaning your shape mod will most likely turn really well if built properly. The cube is of a high quality as well. You can pick them up for only $6 USD from the The Cubicle currently: http://thecubicle.us/sulong-p-1253.html The ChiLong also has the same attributes but is a dollar more: http://thecubicle.us/chilong-p-1617.html

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