The QiYi QiMing A Pyraminx is the new and improved version of QiYi's entry level pyraminx. With many modern features and an even more affordable price, the QiMing A Pyraminx is expected to make the pyraminx puzzle event more accessible to all speedcubers of all ages.
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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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the turning speed is great for beginners, and the ball bearings ensure a nice alignment. The bearings do make it pretty loud though, so not great for solving around others
QiYi QiMing A Pyraminx
This pyraminx was my first. It has ball bearings that make a nice click. It was awesome out of the box. Not oily or anything. I was able to get a 10.47 solve, but I'm going to get a better one. It locks up a bit if you go too fast. If youre a beginner, 100% recommended for you. If youre sub-10, Would not reccomend. If you want to get fast at pyraminx, go buy yourself an X man bell.
This was my main for a while, because I modded it to have bigger cuts, and took out the ball bearings, I tightened it and lubed it with DNM and Silk and this is awesome! I switched to the Bell after I started to get pretty good, and still enjoy this cube. Get it if you are a beginner!
This is a great budget cube and it snaps into place really well, the tips can come off and there are screws underneath for tension ing, but it doesn’t really need it. It has really good turning and I would recommend it to anyone.
It is good the first pyaminx I have and it has good ballbarrings and it snaps into place easily it is my main and good if you have small hands
all my friends at school are asking me to solve their pyraminxes, and ALL of them were either qiyi qiming or qiming a. it's really scratchy and slow. but i know it is great with lube and magnets but overall, i not a fan
This is a pyraminx with ball bearings and this puzzle doesn't work with my turning speed. I had BAD times and when I bought the bell, it was much better with a 6 second drop.
I don't have the x-man bell or the moyu magnetic but this is my favorite pyraminx! It is really smooth and loose (but not enough for pops) and a little oily out of the box. Eventually once you break it in you get used to how loose it is. It doesn't pop at all! Really good pyraminx highly recommend it.
I got this as a gift for someone, but that someone actually likes puzzles quite stiff. She's not a speedcuber, but more of a casual solver. So I did some set up/solve time before gifting it to her until it mimicked one of her other puzzles. So I feel I can review it since I had some time with it, though more of as a speedcuber of course, ha ha!
That being said, I do think you can get this one set up any which way you feel like. Right out of the box the regular layers were was blazing fast with decent corner cutting at about 1/4 turn or so. Reverse corner cutting though was nearly a half turn, which is typical of a Pyraminx as for whatever reason reverse is always better than forward. Probably due to the way the pieces intersect with each other angle-wise. Well, it was almost too loose out of the box as the pieces seemed relatively loose and they lock every so often. So maybe it just wasn't tightened enough in general for stability/consistency as when I tightened it down, it was more consistent. You lose some of the cutting though of course, forcing you to turn more precisely. But the turning speed remains and I think the consistency of the turning makes up for it. The ball bearings help to keep things in place anyway as it's hard to overshoot
Speaking of, it has very prominent clicky ball bearings. I think this was due to them being positioned more towards the inside of the pieces than usual Pyraminxes, so they seem like the snap in and out at a slightly wider location. I personally like that as it feels like there's a bit more forgiveness in alignment. The tips themselves do not have ball bearings, but instead has a stationary plastic nub that snaps in and out of a three-point depression as you turn the tip, mimicking a ball bearing. I suspect it's a cost-saving measure, but it does tend to make the tips stiffer than the rest because they work differently than a spring and ball bearing as they don't flex into the puzzle itself. Like remember how I said it was more stable/consistent when I tightened it? That also greatly stiffened the tips as they do not react the same as the main layers when you tighten due to said plastic nub having no flex. You only have to turn the tips four times max during a solve though and not accidentally turning the tips due to said stiffness during a solve may be a benefit. So I'm a bit torn on their design.