Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

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Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

Postby Eibi » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:03 pm

Hi Everybody,

I bought a new genuine (?) Rubik's Cube and it is a little strange to me that all of it's middle (static) pieces are a bit sunken in.
You can really feel it when you slide your finger across the Cubies.

In my opinion that is why it does not cut corners almost at all.

BTW, I have lubricated it with silicon spray so it should be running well. (?!)

Is it normal?

Thanks, ;)
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Re: Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

Postby borginator2 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:16 am

Sounds like the centres are screwed in too tightly.

If it is a genuine rubiks storebought cube, then you could try returning it. I wouldn't bother trying to fix it though. Storeboughts have "rivited" centres with glued caps. You can't adjust the tension. You'd just end up damaging the thing.

If you can't return it, I'd either put up with it or replace it. I suggest a Diyan Guhong II. I can't give you a link as it's a competing brand, but I'm sure google is your friend here. :D
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.
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Re: Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

Postby Eibi » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:32 am

Thanks very much for the help. I will try to replace it. :(

Are you saying though that it is a known issue with a specific Rubik's model?
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Re: Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

Postby Eibi » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:43 am

One more thing I forgot to mention, in the store from which I bought it, all the Cubes where like that..
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Re: Genuine Rubik's Cube has sunken middle pieces

Postby Kitjai26 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:22 pm

Hmm, that sounds very odd Eibi. I have a Rubik's Cube (store bought original) and all the center pieces sit flush with the rest of the pieces. That doesn't sound right to me if they are sunken in the middle/center pieces. I agree with borginator2 in that I would suggest a Dayan cube. The most popular Dayan cubes seem to be the Dayan Guhong v2 and Dayan Zhanchi cubes. I would definitely suggest returning your cube if it bothers you and find either a Rubik's cube that sits flush or a Dayan cube. Best of luck! :)
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