The 'Gans III - V2'

            The Gans III is a 56mm cube with a pretty cool core.  It’s all nylon, and rather than using a small core with screws, it uses an elongated single piece nylon core with nuts that secure it in place.  It still uses springs and washers like most standard cores.  What’s interesting about this, is that the core is perfectly straight and has a slight bit of flex to it.  What this causes is a perfectly aligned body and a little bit of flex that allows for great corner cutting and reduced binding since all sides will flex to allow you to force thru a non precise algorithm.   It is a bit locky though depending on your turning style. This core causes all sides to feel tensioned evenly.  This being said, the Gans III has a pretty small range of tension that feels correct, and seems to need to be tensioned tightly or else the cube becomes locky.  It definitely likes a cuber with a lighter touch, and more precise turning.

            While the core can be swapped into different cubes, the design of the center piece allows the plastic tensioning tool (included with purchase) to adjust the cube while it is assembled.  We at Lubix have experimented with this core on several other cubes, namely the FangShi and ZhanChi, 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 good, and is worth adding to your collection because of its new core concept and innovative design, but will likely not replace your main from being a WeiLong, ZhanChi, or FangShi.  For those who are looking for just the core, we do have these available in the accessories section of our site. The cube comes with a plastic tensioning tool.  The replacement core / kit comes with a metal tensioning tool as well as 2 types of springs and plenty of additional washers and nuts.

            We start with a standard Gans III, and completely disassemble the cube.  The Gans III 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 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 Gans III cubes are tri-color: White, Green, & Orange.

Gans III V2


The designer of this cube created a very unique core different from the standard nylon core & screw design.

$ 17.99

Compared to Unmodified - $ 12.99

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