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Post by Loki on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:30 pm

What I did was to disassemble an edge piece from my 3x3x3, spray in a little amount of lube, then drop in a couple of pinches of fine sand, pop the edge back in, and then use the cube with the sand in the cube for about a day or so, then take it apart and clean the sand. Its better than sandpaper, cause you can see the difference after you clean the cube. You could see grooves that correspond with the movement of the cube making your cube go faster.
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Post by van21691 on Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:54 pm

yea
sometimes sand works
Smile
i was going to do that
but then im scared it might break
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Post by frost1017 on Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:39 pm

would you dare do this on your first DIY van? XD
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by Loki on Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:05 pm

hehehe i wont, DIY cubes are too expensive hehehe it'll break in by itself, but with my experience using sand is better than sandpaper.
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by mykeldg on Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:13 pm

The sand technique works wonders. I have done this to one of my cube, and the non-sanded ones seem overly tight relative to the sanded one.

I SWEAR, combined with silicone lubricant, its waay way out of the league of newly bought cubes.

Sanded cubes could compare to the eastsheen easiness to turn. It also eliminates lock-ups and stuff.


What I did was, poured sand on the cube (not INSIDE), then brutally wear it off by twisting vigoriously on all axes. Cleaned it off, then played with it. then cleaned it off again, and applied silicone spray. The resulting one contests a DIY cube in speedcubing characteristics Very Happy:D:D:Very Happy:D
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by MetaboringJohnCañares on Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:29 pm

I will try that if my DIY is old enough, hehe.

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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by benjediman on Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:12 pm

Q: where to get sand? Very Happy
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by Loki on Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:15 pm

benjediman wrote:Q: where to get sand? Very Happy
beach, fine sand.
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by van21691 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:38 pm

frost1017 wrote:would you dare do this on your first DIY van? XD

oh no
i will not
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hehehehe
i will do it to my store bought cube
but not on my DIY
hehe
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by nyin on Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:52 pm

i thought when i first heard of this that this was a joke.. hehe
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by van21691 on Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:35 pm

hehe
wow
never heard of this before
sand in your cube?
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by pajodaep on Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:54 pm

hehe. so that's for real huh? i'ma try it on my other cubes
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by jerjero on Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:02 pm

i did it too its good..
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by jerjero on Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:03 pm

thrawst's tutorial on youtube taught this... hehhehe i did this with my rubiks.com DIY
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by Loki on Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:49 pm

did it with my DIY cube today, just cant wait to break-in the cube, threw in a couple of pinches of fine sand then turned the hell out of the cube. Looks pretty good now, smooth grooves are made by the sand making the cube go a little faster, excess plastics are sanded down by the sand, perfect. hehehe
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by van21691 on Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:32 pm

be sure
to lube your cube first
then put pinch of sand
then cube, and keep cubing
then disassemble your cube
clean it
assemble it again
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by Loki on Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:34 pm

van do you plan on putting sand in your cube?
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by van21691 on Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:54 pm

not in my DIY cube
hehehe


my cube is faster now
di ko nilagyan ng lube ung diy ko
ang ginawa ko
is
cinombine ko ung my cube and ung DIY
haha
DIY axis and my reqular piece combined together
smooth result
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by hopelessvain on Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:05 pm

try ko dn to.hope it'll work right on my cube. wish me luck.
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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by chaos2121 on Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:13 pm

aun ok LUBe first pla before apllying sand tanxx bro!!

sna mg work sa DIY ko

hehhe

my lock pa dn kz eh

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Re: Break-In: Sand in the Cube

Post by jaypee_25 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:13 am

So it is good to break in your cube using sand?. I will try to do that but not on my DIY..
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