The GAN Pyraminx is a new pyraminx by famous speedcube manufacturer GAN. This puzzle is the world’s first pyraminx with GAN’s novel core-edge magnetic positioning system. In addition to this never-before-seen magnetic system, the GAN Pyraminx has GAN’s classic honeycomb design for smooth and comfortable turning. This Enhanced version features additional GES nuts for elasticity customization and factory magnetic pieces for a more unified magnetic feel.
At just 66 grams in weight, the GAN Pyraminx is a lightweight, hyper polished pyraminx engineered for the competitive pyraminx enthusiast.
Curious about the differences between the Standard, Explorer, and Enhanced versions?
The Standard version is the basic version of this puzzle. It comes with one set of GES nuts pre-installed and core-edge magnets. The Explorer version comes with additional GES nuts. The Enhanced version comes with all of the above plus magnetic pieces.
All variations of this puzzle expected to ship Sept. 18 - 23.
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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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TL;DR: this is my main, but only after quite a bit of work, and I am very disappointed in GAN for releasing it in the state that they did.
Out of the box, this puzzle is unstable and pops very easily, even on the tightest tensions allowed by the numerical GES system. The tip magnets are also extremely strong, to the point that they would have an impact on my solves. Finally, my first copy was missing a magnet in one of the centers, but thankfully I was able to get a replacement. In my opinion, all of these issues are inexcusable, especially at this price point and by a company as highly esteemed as GAN.
Fortunately, I was able to find a solution to the majority of the performance issues that I had. The first thing you need to do is remove the tips, which is not trivial on this puzzle. The best way I found is to insert a plastic razor blade between the tip and the center about in the middle of the piece. Pull out slightly and push up to remove the tip. This requires more force than most people would expect, so don't worry too much about breaking it. The first modification I did was adding a washer on the center stalk under the nuts. The washers I used were from an MF3RS2, but anything of a similar size will be fine (most post-2015 3x3s made by MoYu and their sub-brands will work, along with various others). This mod effectively tightens the tensions by reducing the amount of travel in the center piece before it hits the top of the nut. It greatly improves the stability and significantly reduces popping, although it does not eliminate pops completely. The other modification I did was removing a magnet from each tip. This proved to be extremely difficult and there is a significant risk of damaging the puzzle if you are not careful enough. The first thing I recommend trying is inserting a thumbtack into the gap in front of the magnet. Try to press it under the magnet and pry it up. It's important to be careful not to deform the plastic in front of the magnet too much, as doing so can prevent the tip from going back on. If you are unable to get the magnet out in this way, insert the thumbtack in one of the smaller holes around the magnet and gently press it into the plastic with a hammer or something similar. This will expand the hole and loosen the magnet slightly. Go all the way around the magnet and repeat this process in every hole except the larger one in the front, but be careful not to overdo it, because it is possible to go all the way through the plastic piece, which will damage the center under it. After you have gone all the way around, try the first removal method again in the front hole. If you are still unable to get it, try tapping the thumbtack a few times with the hammer to shove it under the magnet. However, the plastic is extremely thin in this area and you will go through it very quickly, so be careful. I recommend the first mod to most people, but only attempt the second one if you are confident in your ability. If I did not have multiple puzzles, allowing me to swap pieces, I would have at least one damaged center, which would make the tips slow and scratchy.
After the mod(s) are complete, there is a very simple yet effective setup for this puzzle. I added Weight 5 on one of the torpedoes, the main surface of one of the centers, and on each tip. If it is too slow, add a bit of DNM-37 on top of the Weight 5. I am currently using green nuts on 0.6, but experiment to find what you prefer.
Doing all of this will result in a fast, smooth Pyraminx with excellent corner cutting. Pops are possible, but they should not be much of an issue unless you have extremely inaccurate turning. While I am not fully used to this puzzle yet, I am confident that it is currently the best option for people who are willing to put in the effort. However, if you would rather have something that requires less work, check out the QiYi MS. While the performance isn't quite on the same level as the GAN, it is a solid puzzle and doesn't have any major issues out of the box.
It has amaziing quality and while I am not particularly skilled in pyraminx It definintly has that amazing GAN feel but, It does feel a little unstable and while the caps are ok and dont completely fall apart, It is certainly still and arm workout to get off, and It would be neat to see one with black internals aside from that It is amazingf and I would definitly reccomend it.
This is a great first step twords gan doing other puzzles, The packaging is totally premium and it is halve the experience. I didn't really play around with the GES nuts but I did find the the stock ones made the puzzle a little flimsy, which is worrying since if the tightest setting is too loose, then the tensionining system is a little retorical. I did find that the yellow ones worked for me though. The pyraminx itself was amazing, just amazing, it turned like air and was so light. One thing that I think could be improved upon is the tip caps, they are so so hard to get off, but overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants an awsome puzzle, the packaging and the pyraminx itself were amazing and it really comes together to create a great product.
I absolutely love it I got it today it is the best performance I've had I suggest getting it if you have the money if you don't get the cheaper version but I love it so muchIt's not that hard to customize once you get it where you like it but it is really good with the standard settings