The 'Gans 356s V2'

            The Gans 356s V2 is a 56mm cube with a very unique core.  It’s a nylon center, with metal posts going out in all 6 directions.  It uses nylon nuts to lock the center cubies in place and adjust the tensions.  It still uses springs and washers like most standard cores.  Compared full nylon cores with the screws threading into the core, the nylon/metal design of the Gans core keeps the center pieces in perfect alignment, allowing for a consistent tension across all 6 faces.  This being said, the Gans 356s V2 has a pretty small range of tension that feels correct, and seems to need to be tensioned tightly.  It definitely likes a cuber with a lighter touch, and more precise turning.  There is very little friction, and this is undoubtedly the fastest cube we carry.

            While the core can be swapped into different cubes, the design of the center piece allows the plastic or metal tensioning tool to adjust the cube while it is assembled.  We at Lubix have experimented with this core on several other cubes, namely the ZhanChi and AoLong, and while it does work well with these cubes, the tensioning needs to be done while the cube is completely disassembled (less the centers).  This is because the center pieces on other cubes don’t have the space to adjust the nut with the included tool while it is fully assembled.  Just a heads up for those looking to swap this core into a different cube.

            This cube is fantastic, and is worth adding to your collection because of its new core concept and innovative design, and could easily replace your main. 

            We start with a standard Gans 356s V2 and completely disassemble the cube.  Like most cubes from the factory, the Gans 356s V2 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 smoother.

            The next thing we do, is use our branded 'Lubix Cube Silicone' to lubricate the metal part of the hardware.  This includes lubricating the nylon nut where the spring rubs on the end of the post.  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 part of the 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, without it being distracting during the rest of the solve.  We use different color schemed logos depending on the cube.  The logo on the Gans 356s V2 cube is an orange with a grey center.  Interestingly enough, this is the inverse of the original Lubix logo we started with 6 years ago.

Gans 356s V2


Gans newest Masterpiece.  Available in both Standard, and Master configurations. These cubes require great control, as they move very fast!

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$ 25.99 - 27.99

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What are the differences between the 2 versions?

Standard

        Standard Color Stickers,  Plastic Adjusting Tool,  Extra Set of Half Bright Stickers.

Master

        Half Bright Stickers,  Metal Adjusting Tool,  3 Sets of Spring,  3 Replacement Washers & Nylon Nuts.