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Bad Cube..

Postby Pixelini » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:08 pm

Hello people, i just bought a Rubiks Brand cube from my local store today, and i must say i'm pretty disappointed.

Since the cube is so freaking hard to turn around, its very tight.. and i cant get out the edges so i can lubricate it..


Its so hard to get out the pieces, but really.. is it possible to take out the pieces at all? Since i don't want to break it really..



Any tips on how i can get it more smooth as well ?

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Re: Bad Cube..

Postby Zeotor » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:31 pm

You should be able to take it apart. You can see how to do it in this video that borginator2 made. What you need to know starts at 1:35.

Once you lubricate it, the cube will probably start to turn smoother. Just using the puzzle will help the turning too.
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Re: Bad Cube..

Postby Sharkretriver » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:00 pm

100% silicone lubricant should work, and I don't recommend taking it apart since it's new--it should be broken in first (in my experiences anyway)
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Re: Bad Cube..

Postby Unicorn » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:03 am

There are some people who like the store brand Rubik's, because it doesn't pop and it is a lot more durable. It's just slow before lubrication. You can also sand the corners a bit.
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Re: Bad Cube..

Postby Sharkretriver » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:41 am

That is really true. Just have to mod it a heck lot to make it good. I still prefer Dayan cubes tho.
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Re: Bad Cube..

Postby evans-rubix08912 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:12 pm

The original 4x4x4 rubik's cube is made to be very durable: that is why it is so stiff and difficult to turn. Also, taking out the pieces is possible, with the right leverage, of course. :)
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