Moyu Weilong GTS
So. I know at the beginning, I said I wasn’t really going to feature standard 3×3 cubes, and I think I’ve stuck pretty well to that – I think I’ve only done super cubes and sticker mods. Until today….
Last week, I showed you some of Olivér’s stickers and I have some more to show. Which led me to this. In a round about way.
I showed the glittery stickers first. Which I had put on the QiHong. I now have another set which I will put on my Guanlong (which, if I had a “main”, would have been it). Which left me with no “main” 3×3. So, I thought I would get a new one and that would be all I need. Enter the GTS….
I’ve also said that I don’t speedcube. Really….
I keep the Guanlong in my desk drawer and sometimes solve at lunchtime with a timer – if the cube of the day has been a quick or particularly easy one. The fastest solve I’ve done was 26 seconds, but that was quite a while ago. I’ve recently done 28, but I probably average around 40 seconds.
So, with the Guanlong restickered, I wanted a new “go to” 3×3. I ordered this on Wednesday evening from Marty at The Puzzle Store. By Saturday morning, it was here.
The first, and most obvious, thing to notice about this cube is the packaging. I know it adds to the cost and blah blah blah, but it makes it look a cut about the rest. Whether it is, or not, is a different matter, but first impressions count for something!!
I’ve done some first turns on it and it is smooth. In fairness, so was the Guanlong – so cheap (less than £2) but for my ability, I didn’t want or need anything more. It has had a lot of solves, as well as a bit of tensioning and lube, so was bound to do fairly well.
But this is very good. I don’t do fast finger tricks and super quick algorithms, but can still feel how fast it moves.
The stickers don’t look minutely perfect, but good enough:
I’m just here to tell you this is nice. And show you it. Have a look at the grooved insides: