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#261598 5-Dec-2019 17:29
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Looking at getting a speed cube for my son. Anyone got somewhere to get them from? I’ve found a bunch on speedcube.co.nz. But I’d prefer to hear from them first (before handing over any money).




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  #2369099 5-Dec-2019 20:17
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I’ve bought mine in AliExpress.

Thunderclap V2

Great for someone getting in to Speed Cubing.



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  #2369108 5-Dec-2019 20:43
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Thanks. Didn’t realise AliExpress sold them. Else I’d have bought one in Nov for Xmas.




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  #2369151 5-Dec-2019 20:55
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Unfortunately, the Rubik’s branded ones sold in the brick and mortar shops are just not up to the quality of the Chinese designed ones available online at a quarter of the price.

Amazon is another option.






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  #2369153 5-Dec-2019 20:58
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Kiwifruta: Unfortunately, the Rubik’s branded ones sold in the brick and mortar shops are just not up to the quality of the Chinese designed ones available online at a quarter of the price.

Amazon is another option.

 

 

 

yeah I ordered a mofang mf3r3-m ofrom amazon.  Hoping it will turn up just before Xmas.





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  #2369218 5-Dec-2019 21:25
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recently picked up a Moyu Weilong GTS v2 M off amazon, pricey but a very nice cube

 

 


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  #2369313 5-Dec-2019 23:53
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Also consider https://www.mindplay.nz/


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  #2369428 6-Dec-2019 08:56
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My son has had a number of cubes from Mindplay and Speedcubes (and when I say a number, I really mean a whole heap!)

 

 

 

Both have been great to deal with and the quality is what you pay for. 

 

 

 

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either one of them. 





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  #2369534 6-Dec-2019 12:14
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I am a new Cuber (not so good) and have

 

2*2,3*3,4*4,5*5,7*7,Skewb,Pyraminx,Square-1. If you learn the 3x3 most of the other cubes can be done with a few extra moves. (a 4x4/5x5/... is just a 3x3 is you do the centres 1st etc). Even a 2x2 can be though of as a 1/2 done 3x3 with a couple of extra moves.

The places to get them from is speedcube.com.au or dailypuzzles.com.au (I have ordered from both which are both in Australia)

mindplay.nz/speedcube.co.nz are more expensive and seem to only a limited number of puzzles. (trademe just has horrible junk cubes on it)

I am reasonably slow with a 3x3 with about 1 min average at the moment (using the extremely slow beginners method) (Have to learn all the F2L which will get it down to maybe 20-30 seconds)

You can get a $8 cube or $100 3x3 cube depending on lots of things

 

Try and get a stickerless cube/magnetic one. As a beginner something like a Qiyi Thunderclap V3 M would do for most people to learn.

I found this a good place to start to learn to start the 3x3

https://www.youcandothecube.com/solve-it/3-x-3-solution

Any questions please ask.


 





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  #2369535 6-Dec-2019 12:16
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Oh yea.. don't get a Rubik's one. The Rubiks standard 3x3 is one of the worst cubes you can get.

I have: (Most of these are an overkill for a beginner)

Weipo WRM 2x2
Moyu GTS V3M 3x3
Yuxin Little Magic M 4x4
Yuxin Little Magic M 5x5
YJ YuFu V2M 7x7
Yuxin Little Magic Square-1
Xman M Pryaminx
Moyu AoYan Magnetic Skewb

 


 



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  #2369559 6-Dec-2019 13:04
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What methods are people using?
I try and make my own algorithms and use a Perry’s, CFOP or Roux hybrid.

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  #2369569 6-Dec-2019 13:31
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For a 3x3 CFOP (Cross,F2L,OLL,PLL) is the one that most people use these days . I would learn F2L last and learn Cross/OLL/PLL first). Make sure you have your "finger tricks" sorted out (where the magnetic cubes give you an advantage)


 

 

 

 


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