Ultimate guide to the best speed cube

 

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Are you just starting out at speed cubing? Tired of your old crappy Rubik’s Cube? Want to buy someone a speed cube as a gift? Are you already sub-20 and want to know which speed cube would give you an edge? Then bestspeedcube.com is the right place for you!!

 

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There are dozens upon dozens of different brands and models of speed cubes available now on the market. There is no doubt that many are not too good but some are quite exceptional.

Before looking at the vast array of available speed cubes, it’s important that you understand what features a speed cube should have for it to be considered “good” or even the “best speed cube”

The chart below will analyze each speed cube based on “Turning” and “Corner Cutting” which are the main features of a speed cube. The third feature is “Catching and Lockups” which is an indicator of the first two main features. So a good combination of Turning and Corner Cutting will generally mean a speed cube will handle Catching and Lockups very well. The last feature in the chart is “Actual Solving” which is not a direct score from the first three features but the true feeling of a speed cube during what actually matters.

Learn More: Qualities to look for in a speed cube

 

Interactive Speed Cube Chart:

**Table updated on May 19 2017**

TurningCorner CuttingCatching and LockupsActual SolvingOverall Rating
9.5/10
9.5/10
8.5/10
10/10
9.38/10
9.5/10
9/10
8.5/10
9.5/10
9.13/10
9.5/10
9/10
8.5/10
9.5/10
9.13/10
9.5/10
9.5/10
8/10
9/10
9.00/10
8.5/10
8/10
8/10
9.5/10
8.50/10
8.5/10
9/10
8/10
8.5/10
8.50/10
9.5/10
7/10
8/10
9/10
8.38/10
7.5/10
8.5/10
8.5/10
9/10
8.38/10
9/10
7.5/10
7.5/10
9.5/10
8.38/10
9/10
7/10
7.5/10
8/10
7.88/10
***This Chart only shows 11 puzzles, the full chart contains over 25 puzzles*** 
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Moyu Weilong GTS V2 Valk 3 Gan 356 Air UM
Turning 9.5 8.5 9
Corner Cutting 9.5 8 7
Catching and Lock Ups 8.5 8 8
Actual Solving 10 9.5 8.5
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Here’s why

The Weilong GTS V2, Valk3 and the Gan 356 Air UM are my top three most recommended speed cubes that you can purchase today. Each have their own unique qualities that would cater to different types of speed cubers out there. I have thoroughly tested each one and I can say that these three are some of the best speed cubes available.

Gan 356 Air UM

Why you should get it:

  • This the first magnetic 3×3 speed cube available on the market. Magnets add much stability to the puzzle which means no overshooting and no under rotating.
  • Due to the abundant adjustment and tension you can actually completely transform this speed cube to your liking whatever you cubing style is.

>> Click here to check out the Gan 356 Air UM on Amazon <<

Why you shouldn’t:

  • The price is a little heavy and may not be justifiable for a 3×3 speed cube.
  • Turning has a very clicky feeling and may not suit those who want really smooth or friction less turning.

>> Click here to read the full review of the Gan 356 Air UM <<

Valk3

Why you should get it:

  • The Valk3 is simply one of the fast turning speed cubes on the market. This means algorithm execution can be done in lightning fast.
  • This is such an enjoyable speed cube to solve which means you will get really fast times with this speed cube.

>> Click here to check out the Valk3 on Amazon <<

Why you shouldn’t:

  • Speed is very good but sometimes it can overshoot a little if you’re not careful.
  • Corner cutting can be better.

>> Click here to read the full review of the Valk3 <<

Moyu Weilong GTS V2

Why you should get it:

  • Very fast turning layers with just the right amount of smoothness to give you confidence with algorithm execution.
  • Corner cutting is just simply amazing with this speed cube. Just fly by with your algorithms and you will not notice that it even executed a corner cut.

>> Click here to check out the Moyu Weilong GTS V2 on Amazon <<

Why you shouldn’t:

  • If your turning is too rough and sloppy it will catch a lot.
  • Feels a little bit loose and very rarely feel unstable.

What do you think?

I can’t really label one speed cube to be the “best speed cube” because the term is highly subjective and will really depend on personal preference. Although I hope that I helped you out narrow your choices to pick the best speed cube for you.

 

I will try to do my best to update this section every 3 months as there are so many new speed cubes being developed today.

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