Angstrom Valk 3 Elite M 3x3
The Angstrom Valk 3 Elite M is a light and fast magnetic 3x3 with many innovative features. This revolutionary puzzle has the first “twin-magnetic” system that features both center-edge and corner-edge magnetism. The Angstrom Valk 3 Elite M also comes packaged with additional magnetic caps and elasticity nuts that provide a high level of customization for the user. Lubed with a balanced mixture of Lubicle Black on the core and Angstrom Gravitas, Angstrom Dignitas, and DNM-37 on the pieces, this puzzle features a quick and speedy feel that is superior to a traditional silicone setup.
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Original puzzle made by Qiyi MoFangGe. It features an Angstrom Research logo on the red side.
- Core Lube: Lubicle Black
- Piece Lubes: Angstrom Gravitas, Angstrom Dignitas, DNM-37
- Center Caps: Clear
- Tensioning Nuts: Clear
- Angstrom Valk 3 Elite M
- Additional magnetic center caps
- Additional elasticity nuts
- Cubicle Cube Stand (assorted color)
- Angstrom Research Collectible Card
- 7.52 3x3 One-handed NAR Single - Patrick Ponce, February 2019
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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.
The corners on 2x2 puzzles should not be twisted as doing so may snap the piece. Damage caused by corner twisting is not considered to be a defect.
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I ordered this cube but I just find the Yoo Cube setup a bit better than this. It's really not bad and I have no negatives but the Yoo Cube setup is better and also 14 USD cheaper but it's personal opinion to be honest
In general, the Angstrom setup is in my opinion, the best setup after MAX although it mostly depends on what cube. TheValk logo was a little hard to take off but I still managed to do it and I mention this because I didn't feel as though the factory center caps were strong enough so I changed all the caps but I wanted a logo so that's why I tried TheValk. I really like the control feel of Angstrom setup since I used to turn super aggressively and I never looked ahead until now- the Angstrom setup basically forces me to slow down since it is slow and also because the lube feels good and better if you slow down :). Unlike most reviews, the center caps are relatively easier to take off compared to GAN's more recent center caps.
Edit: I did an ao150+ and got the lube to mostly just fade but then I realized the cube was too fast now, which I think is because of Lubicle Black but not DNM I think since I did a lot of solves and most, if not all, should be gone? I temporarily changed the center caps back to normal for the Angstrom logo but I might change it to strong.
This cube took 100 solves to break in, and after that it was a little slow and kinda tight, so I loosened the springs by 1/4th a turn , which seemed to clean it up, I also put in the stroking magnet center caps. So now that I had the cube to my liking, it was really fast and kinda uncontrollable, so I dropped 2 drops of compound X in the cube which gave it an amazing medium speed with stability and controllability!!! I’m only giving it 4 stars because it was tight and I had to adjust all the stuff, but other than that, great cube!!!!
Right out of the box, this cube is a bit slow but becomes very fast very quickly. Feels similar to the Valk 4 and 5. (I don't have any Valk 3x3s so I can only compare it to the 4x4 and 5x5. Also, they are very good ;) But also out of the box it is extremely tight and needs much loosening. But, even without loosening, the cube is still good. With loosening though, it is a contender with many flagships. Good cube!
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This cube is amazing
Angstrom Valk 3 Elite is perfect as my new main cube.
I like the size and features of the Valk 3 Elite. Then partner that with the permium service of The Cubicle.
Angstrom Valk 3 Elite M
I got this cube about a month ago. Ootb it was already pretty nice and smooth. I instantly tried out the 2 other magnetic strengths and both felt not overly to weak or to strong. The additional magnets on the centers give this cube a special feel, where it is really fast while still beeing really controllable. This mix made it a perfect pick for me, as the GAN X was to unstable for me and I often locked up, and my WR M is really smooth but the magnets are to light for me.
Even though this has twice the number of magnets, it is really light. That comes from the plastic beeing a lot thinner than other cubes, which you can feel a bit while turning the cube.
The cube also feels a bit blocky, but in a good way, it makes it easier to turn the cube fast and not loosing any grip.
here is a little pro con list:
+nice magnetic strength
+really stable while still beeing fast
+good customization optins
+good color sceme
-might be too stable for some people
-some minor catches here and there
-corner can be twisted when layer turned 45° happens sometimes in solves
-you can feel the thin plastic
I can recommend this cube to people who want a fast and stable cube and don't really like the feel of GAN cubes.
Just for additional info:
global avg: ~11 seconds
PB single: 6.97 (set on this cube)
hoped this review helped someone deciding t obuy this cube
greetings from Germany,
Performs exactly the same as my broken in valk, but with a super smooth, soft feeling. M slices are perfect despite what i've mostly heard about them