The GAN356 R is a modern rework of the classic 356 S. It features GAN full bright stickerless shades, the new GES V3, and the IPG V2 core.
If you prefer a non-magnetic feel, this is a great option at a great price.
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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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Everything about the cube is lovable! The only issue is that the cube is the slightest bit catchy, but otherwise the cube is amazing and doesn't make too much noise. I would recommend!
Before magnetisation, it is very unstable and flexes too much. After, it still flexes a little too much for me, but is miles better. I used N40 4x2 magnets. It is about the same speed as the GAN 356X or XS, but with a feel more crunchy than both (but more similar to the XS). The colour shades are slightly strange, though. Overall pretty good.
The cube was fast and had great corner cutting,but was kind of unstable but if you tighten it a bit more it will become abit more controlable.I say this is a great cube and if you want a new good cube you should get this cube(by the way i got my PB of 4.11 on this cube which was surprising since i use the GTS3).
So I think this cube was amazing. I loved the speed of it. I needed magnets though. I heard that people tried and those who succeed said it was great. So I tried with a friend to do it and failed misribly. I think it was a great warm up for those who don't want to pay the GAN price. Definitly amazing!
Out of the box the cube is a little unstable but with setup it is pretty good. I highly recommend putting magnets in which makes it very similar to the feel of the 356x. the color scheme is also a bit weird.
well honestly i havent bought it yet but tried it out as it was my friends cube. He didn't put lube in but still amazing. Magnets may or may not slow the cube down. So, as its good, some lubes may make it uncontrollable
Honestly, This is an awesome cube. Gan Has done a really good job on this cube. This cube out of the box is really fast and has over 45 Degree corner cutting and 1 piece of reverse. It can also do almost U2s With 1 flick. This cube is actually under priced and basically is a stickerless Air SM without Magnets and the GES Pack. And Magnetizing it may give this cube record breaking abilities. At that point its worth the Gan X. It Has became my main 3x3 not only because it has all the speedcube requirements and a universe worth of potential, but it can also be a throwback, when cubes didn't have magnets. The shades look very nice and the blue can go to the Gan X and the Gan X blue can go to this cube. This is basically a requirement in anybody's collection.
Corner cutting past 45 right out of the box. It needs magnetization though. As soon as I magnetized it, it became my main and it was amazing.
I think this cube has everything you need, with one major setback. More on that later. So i got this cube as my first GAN cube as a result of me trying to find a new main (over GTS 2M) while still trying to save a few bucks. I came into it with really high expectations due to GAN's reputation as a premium cube brand, and it did not disappoint. This cube was very fast OOTB, and could corner cut 45 and line to line effortlessly. Corner twists and pops are a rarity. Now about the shortcoming. This cube does not come with magnets, and sadly, it very much requires magnets. the cube is very flexible and the pieces are not held in place very well OOTb. Because of this, I bought the Cubicle Labs strong magnet kit and installed the n45 magnets included, and the cube instantly became my main. Overall, buy this cube if you are looking for a decent budget option, but if you want it to be competition viable, you will need to magnetize it. If you don't want to magnetize it, you should just go with a Little Magic, or maybe the MF3RS2 M.
When I did some first turns it was good except it was catching a lot. I figured out that it needs magnets. So I put some N42 Magnets in and after it was sooooo much better. I would rate this 5 stars if it was magnetic but because it's not and is quite unstable without magnets I'm giving it a 4 of 5. It REALLY NEEDS MAGNETS.