Valk 5 M - The Valk 5 M is a fast, smooth magnetic 5x5 speed cube from QiYi, famous for setting the current 5x5 single and average world records. This puzzle features medium/strong magnets, primary internals, and fantastic stability and corner cutting. If you're serious about this event, the Valk 5 M is a must!
- Valk 5 M
- Cube box
- Cleaning cloth
- Assorted Valk pamphlets
Max Park used this puzzle to set the 36.06 second single and the 39.65 second 5x5 average world records in June 2019.
Stanley Chapel used this puzzle to set the 2:21.62 single and the 2:27.63 average 5x5 blindfolded world records in December 2019.
AKA: valk5m, valk5 m, valk 5m
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Please note that some new cubes when being used for the first few times may experience what is termed a "pop". This is when one or more parts of a puzzle pop out without any damage actually being done to any of the pieces. This also occurs from time to time during normal usage. Pops are typically not considered a defect if the parts which come off can be reassembled by hand.
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It took my Valk 5 upwards of 200 solves before it was turning how I’ve been told, this took me about a month to do
But after break in, it is a fantastic 5x5, a tad pricy, but a fantastic 5x5
The Valk 5 is an outstanding puzzle. For my birthday I never intended to get this puzzle for a new 5x5, because I was looking at the MGC 5x5. But when my latest package arrived, my mother surprised me with this, which I didn't expect. And I love it. Out of the box, the turning was a bit slower than I anticipated, but I unboxed it right after unboxing the fastest cube I've ever used so maybe it was relative thinking. The layers turn smoothly, and at 62mm the puzzle doesn't feel too large nor small for me. The puzzle feels like a classic Valk style sort of cube, where it is very stable. I do wish the inner layers were a little easier to turn on their own, because I came from a 4x4, where I felt compelled to always do a slice move with one move. But, that's probably something I'll have to get used to. Now, as much as I do love this puzzle however, I feel more compelled to recommend the MGC 5x5 purely because of the price. The MGC is less than half the price of the Valk 5x5 and I've heard it has very similar performance to the this, but if you love the Valk style of cubes, this 5x5 will surely impress you.
Valk 5 M
it's a pretty good cube. expensive for its quality . you can buy The MGC 5x5 for half the price and twice the quality
This cube turns really well and locks up surprisingly infrequently. This is my first 5x5 so I don’t have much to compare it to but the magnets and turning feel good to me.
Extremely smooth and fast. Magnets are the perfect strength to keep the cube very stable when turning.
OOTB this cube was too stable but decent. But the problem I have with it is that during parity, it will lock up so badly (as pictured) and it is impossible to fix. Also like I said I don’t like that the cube is too stable. I wish this cube had more speed than it does. The worst thing is this 5x5 is $50! While the $22 mgc 5x5 is way better and faster and doesn’t lock up. If you want a good premium 5x5, just good for the mgc not this.
I purchased the valk 5 since it everyone keeps saying it’s the best 5x5 on the market by far. I was really excited when I received it. While it may feel stiff and rough at first, this cube can take a while to break in until it feels really good and smooth, and if not just add some lube. The only reason I’m giving it four stars is because one of the yellow center caps came with a defect it’s slightly darker yet noticeable then the rest of the center caps, and I’m not sure if it’s competition legal besides that it’s perfect.
The title says it all.
I was just turning the cube, and on the 3x3 stage... this happened. 0 out of 10, I do not recommend this cube to anyone who wishes to buy it.
I had doubts about it when I first opened it, but after I switched the lube out for Weight 5 on the pieces, it surpassed my expectations. 10/10, would buy again.