FangShi 54.6


A Lubix Favorite! With all the cubes available to Lubix, the FangShi 54.6 with the Gans III core is still my main. - Donovan -

$ 19.99

Compared to Unmodified - $ 14.99

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The 'FangShi Shuang Ren'

            The FangShi Shuang Ren is one of our first non Dayan 3x3 cubes.  What a machine!  There are 2 different sizes to this cube, a standard 57mm size, and a smaller 54.6mm.  There are 2 color schemes on the 57mm.  We carry five different color variations on the 54.6mm.  The smaller cube has a very 3D look to it, and is one of the most unique designs I have ever seen.  Both of these cubes have been designed with a wing concept similar to the ZhanChi to prevent popping.  Their design works very well to prevent pops. (This design works similar to the torpedo concept)

            The difference between the 57mm and 54.6mm is actually very intriguing.  Both of these cubes use the same core, center pieces, and the same internal half of the edges and corners.  What separates these cubes apart are which caps are used.  On the 57mm, the caps are external, causing the cube to stand out at the normal 57mm size, while hiding the body of the cube beneath it.  On the 54.6mm, they came up with a clever design that allows the centers, edges, and corner caps to recess into the internal part of the cube, giving the cube both a smaller size, and a unique look as the cube body can be one color, and the caps another!

            Another interesting note on the FangShi, is that FangShi Schwan Yin translates to ‘Ice Sword’, or ‘Frosted Blade’.  Manga (Japanese Animation) was the inspiration for this.  They wanted to make the sound of a sword dragging over ice.  Nailed it!  The cube has a very good sound that is not too loud during solves.

            We start with a standard FangShi, and completely disassemble the cube.  The FangShi has several small mold burrs from when the pieces are ejected from the mold.  We clean up all of these burrs during assembly. This causes the cube to feel very smooth, very fast, and keeps your fingers from getting scraped up by the burrs.             

            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 logos on both of the FangShi cubes are Cyan.