The DaYan ZhanChi 2018 is a surprising release from DaYan. Following the XiangYun, the ZhanChi 2018 is a refreshing improvement in performance and feel. If you are nostalgic for DaYan 3x3's, this is a puzzle you should definitely check out.
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Can be slowed down and become more stable with lube (I used compound X)
No pops or corner twists
Compound X on the pieces
FANTASTIC! This cube beats my 354 in OH so it is my new OH main. Very good cube. Definitely a great cube
I threw in some magnets, Angstrom lube, set it up, and Voila! I haven't been able to put it down for close to a month. It has a very smooth feel similar to other capped designs like the GAN Air SM. It is also quiet due to the plastic washers contacting the springs.
This cube will take you anywhere you want to go (with the right magnets). I selected GuassBoys 4x2 N35 magnets to create a 0.06-0.07 lb. pull force. Note that not all 4x2 N35 magnets are created equal, as most are much weaker than their rating and measure more like 1.5-1.7 mm thick.
I prefer the old school color scheme to bright color schemes found on most cubes today because it appears more like a finely tuned professional puzzle and less like a kids toy...and yes, I do have a few too many of those as well for low light. This color scheme is currently rare and nonexistent on sticker-less cubes anymore.
I threw in some GuassBoys 4x2 N35 magnets, lubed, and tensioned it...and Voila. it is very smooth, similar to other capped designs like the Gans Air SM. It is also quiet due to the plastic washers contacting the springs. Not to be confused with the Zhanchi 2017, this cube will take you anywhere you want to go (with magnets). I also like the old school color scheme...it looks less like a kids toy and more like a finely tuned professional puzzle.
This puzzle is good and all but not good for speedcubing. the corners are squarish which prevent it from reaching its full potential of a cube and all in all just isnt good. But if the pieces were a bit more round and the fixed some edge piece designs this could have great potential.