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May 2015 - Gans 356 Review

Posted by Feliks Zemdegs on

This month’s blog will be simply a review of the new Gans 356 cube. I got a few of these about 1 month ago, and was very keen to test them out, given that my main was the Gans 357. The cube comes in a very unique clear plastic box, unlike anything I have ever seen. The box is of a greater volume than the cube, however a small attachment on the inside prevents the cube from moving around inside. Externally, the cube has the traditional Gans look, featuring circular center pieces. The number 356 indicates firstly that it is a 3x3...

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April 2015 - 5 thoughts on effective cubing practice

Posted by Feliks Zemdegs on

Just a note upfront, this is all based on my opinion and experiences, I’m interested to hear if people have different views and ideas. 1. Only practice when you want to. Most, if not all cubers, solve cubes entirely for fun and enjoyment. Even the fastest guys in the world only practice because it’s fun, or alternatively, they enjoy being really competitive and the corresponding amount of practice that is required to do so. Cubing should never be a chore, and I think that forcing yourself to practice isn’t a good mindset. You need to be self-motivated, and enjoy what you’re doing,...

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March 2015 - 3x3 speedcubes

Posted by Feliks Zemdegs on

For this month’s blog, I thought I’d take a look at the main 3x3 cubes on the market. For future reference, I'll generally have these blogs up in the first week of the month. I’ve selected 4 cubes, the flagship models from the main 3x3 manufacturers. The Dayan Zhanchi, the Moyu Aolong v2, the Gans 357, and the Fangshi Guangying. For each cube, I will take an average of 50 solves, attempting to replicate the conditions as best as I can on each attempt. Of course, this barely qualifies as any sort of experiment, firstly because 50 solves isn’t a...

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February 2015 - Introduction

Posted by Feliks Zemdegs on

Hi everyone, Feliks here. As of the Lifestyle Seasons 2015 competition, I am now officially a member of the speedcube.com.au team! I am very excited to begin working as both an ambassador and advisor, and am extremely grateful for this opportunity. The decision to join speedcube.com.au was made easy by a number of things. Firstly, the professionalism of the business is excellent, and I was immediately impressed by both the website, and initial discussions. After starting the website in September, speedcube.com.au has provided Australians with a wide variety of cubes and puzzles, and has grown immensely in a short period...

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