QiYi Super Ivy Cube
The QiYi Super Ivy Cube turns kind of like a skewb. But there is what seems to be an extra layer. Do you think you can solve this puzzle? Give it a shot!
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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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QiYi Super Ivy Cube
As others have noted, the super ivy cube is almost identical to a rex cube. However, what is less apparent is that it is essentially a cubic FTO as well. The solving experience is similar to an FTO (my favorite non-WCA puzzle), but much more enjoyable due to Qiyi's mastery of non-WCA puzzle mechanisms. It's an incredibly fun challenge, and I highly reccomend it!
This is my new favorite cube! I've been obsessed with it since I got it a couple weeks ago. It's kind of challanging but once you get it it's really fun. There's a couple pretty good YT tutorials (if you search for rex cube) using two different methods. I use a combination of the two which works good. Like others have said it's basically a rex cube but it's majorly improved. Since solving the petals are like 80% of the puzzle, they made them bigger which makes perfect sense. Also the centers are bigger so it's easier to see and it turns waaaay better and clicks into place like a skewb. Feels sturdy and really well made. Awesome puzzle!
As mentioned, this is basically a rex cube with deeper cuts. The main advantage is that the inner petals are way harder to misalign and pop compared to the usual rex cube. The pieces have a nice clicking into place, so It takes a bit of force to start the turn, but it's very hard to overshoot it accidentally. The turning on this cube is smooth and satisfying. It hasn't locked up on me yet, which I have had before with a rex cube. I haven't used this one as much though, but so far it's been great.
The only disadvantage I can see is that the edges being as thin as they are, are harder to spot than a traditional rex cube. Getting used to this will diminish it, but it is harder to identify them than it would be on a rex cube.
Looks are subjective, and you can find your preference looking at the images for both, but this cube is really nice to look at. The deeper cuts with the bigger center and petals give it a smoother look. I prefer it over the usual. Another thing that I love about this cube, is that while being stickerless, it still has the classic black outline from stickerd cubes. The inner pieces are all made so that the plastic is black, and they have some faceplate made from colored plastic. Edge pieces don't have an outline between the two colors, as a stickerd cube would. I am a fan of the look in-between one and the other.
if you look closely you realize they are actually the same,
but the super ivy turns much smoother and more comfortable to grip
the big centers make it easier to look at the puzzle.
I really like non-wca puzzles and figuring them out on my own. I have heard this solves like a "Rex Cube" but I personally do not have one. Just like all of Qiyi's other non-wca puzzles this one did not disappoint with it's quality. The puzzle does come with a solution, but if you understand how 4 move cycles work with set up moves this will be right up your alley.
****Sidenote: If you are interested in blindfolded solving, puzzles like this are a great introduction. You take one alg that commutates a couple pieces, run set up moves before hand, then undo those moves.