6×6 speed cube

The 6x6x6 cube came out much later then the 2x2x2 cube, 3x3x3 cube, 4x4x4 cube and 5x5x5 cube. For even numbered layer puzzles, the mechanism is much more complicated sacrificing performance for functionality which is really apparent on 6×6 speed cubes.

 

 

**Table updated on April 8 2015**

 TurningCorner CuttingPopsLock UpsPrice

Moyu Aoshi


Moyu Aoshi
Very fast and hint of smoothnessDecentMay popLock ups due to misalignment$29.20

Shengshou 6x6


Shengshou 6x6
Very SmoothDecentMay popTends to lock up$17.55

V-Cube 6


V-Cube 6
Clicky (layers snap into place)GoodMay popLock ups, inner misalignment$41.95

There are only 3 6×6 speed cubes that are really suited for speed cubing. These 3 speed cubes are the V-Cube 6, Shengshou 6 and the Moyu Aoshi.

V-cube 6

v-cube6 The V-cube 6 have layers that snap into place making turning very “clicky”. It does have corner cutting abilities and is can be fast only after it is fully broken in. Aside from normal lock ups the inner mechanism may get misaligned which is even worse. This puzzle comes very tight, so pops are not a problem but turning layers takes quite a bit of effort. The v-cube 6 cannot be adjusted so it will only get looser through breaking in.

 

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Shengshou 6×6

shengshou6The Shenshou 6×6 has excellent turning and is very smooth. It has decent corner cutting and is fast right out of the box. Lock ups and pops can happen and sometimes may totally lock up, but with all puzzles lock ups can be minimized by getting more used to the puzzle. This puzzle may pop but again, with more control and familiarity of the cube, this can be minimized.

 

 

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Moyu Aoshi

Moyu_Aoshi_1The Moyu Aoshi is the latest to come out from the list and has been highly anticipated since the Moyu company has a good repuation of coming out with really good speed cubes. The Moyu Aoshi has fast turning layers with a hint of smoothness. This speed is somehow supplemented by the actual weight of the cube and it’s layers which gives assistance to layer turns. Corner cutting barely passes, it’s not good but not horrible either. The feel of the Aoshi is a bit loose when combined with not too good corner cutting you will get lock ups that are a bit intense.

 

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Winner
The Moyu Aoshi clearly takes takes first place for the title of the best 6×6 speed cube. The Aoshi’s problem of getting stuck is quite major, lockups takes so much effort to fix and will add up to 10 seconds to your time at worst. Although the speed of the Moyu Aoshi is really something that trumps it’s competitors. The hint of smoothness gives you some control and after a while of using the Aoshi you will get used to it which will minimize catching and lockups.

The Moyu Aoshi still needs a bit of work but right now it’s performance and speed is enough to be the best 6×6 speed cube.

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2 thoughts on “6×6 speed cube

  • August 20, 2015 at 2:11 am
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    I know that these posts were written a while back, but I have recently gotten hooked on speedcubing, and have been using this site as a reference guide for choosing speedcubes. Using this site, I chose all MoYu stickerless cubes for sizes 2×2-5×5 (the stickerless versions of what you reccomended). I got the cubes stickerless because one of the only cubes I’ve ever purchased that had stickers (V-Cube 5) had stickers peeling off on the first solve, and it was a hassle to fix it (BTW: I am not doing any competitions, so I have no reason to not get my cubes stickerless). Anyway, I am now onto 6×6, and I see that MoYu has a 6×6 called the Aoshi (there is a stickerless version), and I haven’t found many reviews for it. Can you add it in here or just reply to this comment wether or not you reccomended the Aoshi versus the Shenshou? Also, I don’t think the Shenshou comes in stickerless. Do the stickers on it usually come off easily? Is there anything to do to prevent it? Thanks for the great reviews, I love everything you’ve reccomended so far!

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    • August 20, 2015 at 3:53 am
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      Hi! I admit that this site is a bit outdated. I’ve been trying to find some time to do a much needed complete update.

      Unlike original Rubik’s Cube with horrible stickers I honestly have never had and sticker problems with the vinyl stickers available on mostly all new cubes now. I do however encountered much smaller stickers maybe on bigger cubes, like the 7×7, tend to slide around out of place. I’m not entirely sure if this is correct but I think it’s due to excess silicone lubrication getting along the edges and underneath the stickers. After I apply lube I try to wipe my speed cube really thoroughly. This not only ensures excess silicone is removed but it also gives me really good grip with my speed cubes.

      I honestly haven’t tried the new Moyu Aoshi 6×6 but I really love the Moyu Aufu. If that’s any indication then I’m sure the Aoshi should be pretty good too. I’ve left all my Shengshous for Moyu starting with the 5×5 and now the 7x7x, I wouldn’t be surprised if I did the same with the 6×6 if I get the Moyu Aoshi.

      Thanks for your complements about the reviews,
      Sharing this site would really be appreciated!

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