The 'Lubix PanShi'

            The PanShi is the cube to follow the ZhanChi.  On this cube Dayan experimented with moving all of the holding sections of the cube further inside towards the core.  By doing this, it is less likely that a cube can pop apart during solves, since each piece holding onto the next has a smaller radius of movement.  A good concept!  They moved from the standard size core to the same core as on the 42mm.  It’s very tiny! 

            The only flaw to this cube is that the stems on the corners are a bit too thin.  Cubers that were used to disassembling a cube by pulling out an edge, then an adjacent corner were having problems with either bending or breaking the corner piece by using too much force.  Here at Lubix, we are very aware and cautious of this happening, and ensure that the cubes we assemble for you do not have damaged corners.  This being said, know that during normal solving, the corners do their job just fine, and there is no risk of a corner being damaged... it’s forceful disassembly or reassembly of the cube that can cause the corner to bend or break.  Don’t let this sway you from such a fantastic cube, simply use caution if you decide to take it apart.

            We start with a standard PanShi, and completely disassemble the cube.  We do our branded '48 point edge mod', cleaning up an imperfection on the edge molding.  Each edge has 4 points that we do this modification to.  This mod allows the internal edges of the cube to spin smoother, and prevent the edge pieces from catching on adjacent edges and corners.  This causes the cube to feel very smooth, and very fast.  It also removes an unwanted 'click' and extra resistance while spinning the cube.

            The next thing we do, is use our branded 'Lubix Cube Silicone' to lubricate the metal hardware.  This includes lubricating the head of the screw where the spring rubs on the the head of the screw.  We also lubricate the washer on the other side of the spring.  In addition, we lubricate all friction areas of the center pieces where metal rubs on plastic.  This is by far the best method of lubricating the core, and because of the very thick viscosity of our Lubix Cube Silicone, the benefits of this lubrication will last at least six months with excessive use. (100 solves a day, every day for 6 months).  Your Lubix cube should not need any further lubricating for at least 6 months.

            We also remove any imperfections or burrs on the core, so that none of the internal pieces come in contact with the nylon core.  We then reassemble the cube starting with screwing the center pieces to the core.  At this stage, we then do an additional lubrication on the exposed metal core between the core and the center piece.  This offers further lubrication of the biggest friction area on the cube.  We simply call this 'Lubing the core'.  This extra bit of silicone at the highest friction area of the cube is the reason that the cube does not need lubrication for such a long time.

            Next we assemble the cube, and add a bit of our silicone to the surface pieces.  Do note that because our silicone is of a high viscosity, that when you receive your cube, it may at first feel a bit sluggish.  This is normal, and once you have solved the cube about half a dozen times, it will speed up dramatically as the silicone gets worked around to all of the surfaces evenly.

            We double check that all the stickers are correct, and in perfect condition.  If we see an issue with the quality or alignment of the stickers, we replace them before we send the cube out.  We sticker all of our cubes with what is called a 'Minus Yellow' or standard configuration.  This means that White is opposite of Yellow, Blue is opposite of Green, and Red is opposite of Orange.  Red-White-Blue are adjacent to each other in a clockwise order 'RWB'.

            Finally, we put on our high quality Lubix Cube Logo on the white center.  This is to show that you have an official Lubix Cube.  Our logo design is simple, and makes it very easy to find the white center, with out it being distracting during the rest of the solve.  We use different color schemed logos depending on the cube.  The logo on the PanShi is Yellow.


On this design, Dayan experimented with using a smaller core and elongating the pieces to compact the interior.

$ 18.99

Compared to Unmodified - $ 13.99

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