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 Post subject: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:47 am 
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Gan is a new puzzle brand in China. He is going to make the cubing world changed with his new patented innovative core, the Octopus Core.
This core is applicable to 6-axis cube, 12 axis cube and other multiple axis cubes.
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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:03 am 
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From what I can assume, the core's arms increase in size as you get closer to the origin. I can see that it would make a puzzle's tensions even on all sides. But wouldn't it become harder to adjust it if it only has nuts to fasten it together? You would have to get a new tool, that isn't a screwdriver.

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:23 am 
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Interesting. Wouldn't it be quite easy for the nuts to unscrew themselves during turning?

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:36 am 
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I would say they will use nuts with the plastic on the inside, otherwise it will unscrew itself indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:49 am 
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I have assembled an Octopus Core last Saturday in Guangzhou. It is brilliant. Easy to mould, easy to assemble and great to use.

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:36 am 
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Oskar wrote:
I have assembled an Octopus Core last Saturday in Guangzhou. It is brilliant. Easy to mould, easy to assemble and great to use.

Oskar


How do the nuts hold up with repeated use? Do they unscrew?

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 am 
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I have played the cubes for several days, it never be unscrewed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWkkg6m_fAs&feature=youtu.be

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:59 am 
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This is sort of a related question, and I'm new here so forgive me if this is in the wrong place:

I saw Dan's review of the Gan III on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBRLvLV ... B8QsOmZ2hg) and the puzzle seemed to fall apart really easily. Could that have to do with the core (due to the large amount of open space within the cube), or would it be the cubies that cause this sort of instability? Would it be possible to use, say, Dayan cubies with the Octopus core?

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 Post subject: Re: A new Patented Innovative Octopus Core from Gan III Cube
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It fell apart? The only time the cube came apart was when he took it out to show us the mech and when it popped once.

That seems stable enough.

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