I NEED HELP!

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I NEED HELP!

Postby Juztnewbie » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:48 am

hello everybody..

i'm alvin, from indonesia.. i have a lot of questions..

i've just bought my new 3x3x3 rubik's cube, and it is so hard to turn!!

is it normal? or my rubik's cube has been broken?

pls reply my post...thanks ...
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby borginator2 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:32 am

Storebought genuine Rubik's 3x3 cubes are often stiff to turn. I suggest you just turn the layers a lot. It should get easier, but unfortunately, not a lot.

Storeboughts can't be adjusted the way DIY cubes can to solve that problem. I'd recommend a squirt of silicone spray, but if your cube is that tight, silicone acts more like a glue than a lubricant because of the way it behaves under pressure when wet. Silicone is best when your cube is loose to start with and helps it get faster. If it's tight, you're kinda stuffed!
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby Juztnewbie » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:24 am

but it is so hard to turn..

so i feel lazy to turn it..-.-
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby borginator2 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:22 pm

That's why I only buy DIY cubes now.
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby sander-afca12 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:05 pm

borginator2 wrote:Storebought genuine Rubik's 3x3 cubes are often stiff to turn. I suggest you just turn the layers a lot. It should get easier, but unfortunately, not a lot.

Storeboughts can't be adjusted the way DIY cubes can to solve that problem. I'd recommend a squirt of silicone spray, but if your cube is that tight, silicone acts more like a glue than a lubricant because of the way it behaves under pressure when wet. Silicone is best when your cube is loose to start with and helps it get faster. If it's tight, you're kinda stuffed!



i have a store bought rubiks cube, and it turns very good, but a friend of me have one that dont turns good. so i think its just luck when you buy a cube in the store
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby borginator2 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:38 pm

Agreed. I've had 2 storeboughts that were great, and about 24 that weren't.
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby cubesolver001 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:52 pm

I'll got a store bought cube and it turns bad. But i put silicone spray in it and it works fantastic now.
My tip: Put some silicone spray in it. You can feel the difference :) .
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby nerd » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:00 pm

If cube smudges fingers with black after spraying silicone in it, does it mean it's melting?
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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby borginator2 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:12 pm

Silicone won't melt it. Make sure it's 100% silicone you're using.

Plus if you've lubed it with something else before, it may be flushing out the muck. For that matter, maybe your cube is just dirty and over-use of silicone has washed out the muck.

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Re: I NEED HELP!

Postby nerd » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:37 pm

I think there is no 100% silicone in my country shops. I use this one http://www.motip.nl/?page=23&id=742.
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