The Valk 3 Elite M is the long-awaited flagship from the famous Valk line by QiYi MoFangGe. Light and fast with a smooth, comfortable feel, the Valk 3 Elite M is favored by many cubers who enjoy fast turning with a uniform, consistent magnetic feel.
The Valk Elite M comes with clear nuts (standard strength) and clear magnets in the center caps (standard strength).
This cube features a brand new magnetic system with three different levels of strength. The moderate and strong versions feature a "twin-magnetic" scheme and use "center-edge" plus "corner-edge" magnetism for positioning. Additionally, QiYi introduced its own version of an elasticity adjustment system that also conveniently reduces spring noise.
- Valk 3 Elite M
- Cube box
- Two additional spring sets (red = strong; green = weak)
- Two additional center cap sets (red = strong; green = none)
- Cleaning cloth
- Extra logos
- Cleaning cloth
AKA: Valk3 Elite M, Valk 3 Elite, Valk3Elitem, Valk Elite, Elite M, Elite, Valk3Elite
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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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Out of the box, it felt nothing like how I remembered The Valk 3 M felt like. I have a Tornado V3 Pioneer, and its a bit of an unfair comparison, but out of the box, this cube was incredibly tight for me and was very slow. Compared to the original Valk, its quieter and lighter, but it felt more clunky. Tried using the lighter springs and stronger magnets, but I was not able to get the cube going. It's hard to describe compared to the modern cubes, but I guess you can call this a cube of its time. It can't compete with modern ones.
Just buy the Tornado V3.
Was slow and gummy when received. Corner magnets are not adjustable and IMHO not strong enough. Played with the center magnets and ended up where I started. That said, after 500 solves and a little Lubicle 1 on the pieces it works for me. Beautiful and well crafted. I wanted to like this stickered black cube and I worked with it until I did. Very stable also.
Out of the box felt too strong. But once I switched the center caps out for the green ones. I don’t like strong magnets so the green caps felt right. Now the cube is amazing! Very snotty and very stable! I loved the original Valk so this feels amazing to me!
The Valk 3 Elite M by Qiyi turns smoothly, is very stable, and has a premium look and feel. The colors are subdued compared to most stickerless cubes, and I really like the green and red hues. The cube itself is a little on the small side, which I am neutral about. I found the cube to be tight out of the box, so I loosened the tensions and added lube, which made a big difference. Corner cutting is good, but my experience is that the cube locks up occasionally on fast algs. This is a very fine cube, but Qiyi's Tornado V3 is better.
Valk 3 Elite M 3x3
The turning of this cube is excellent and really really smooth and quiet (it is the quietest cube in my collection). Out of the box the cube is lubed really well from the factory and this is what makes this cube that good. The center caps magnets help with stability and there are extra in the accessories box with stronger and without magnets. The adjustment system is not good and it's really hard to use it because you need to swap the springs. The cube's turning is really nice but the corner cut is a little bit tough but that's because the cube is tight out of the box so it can be fixed with loosening the cube. Overall, it's a great cube and I really enjoy doing solves with it but for 45$ it is a bit too expensive and I think you can get something more customizable like the gan 11 m pro or the gan 11 m duo which perfom the same and they have corner to core magnets which help with stability a lot more than the center caps magnets of the valk 3 elite.
Thanks to the cubicle for the cube.
Smooth and great corner cutting
This cube is nice at first but after a few months it gets worse and worse
The cube is the best Valk 3x3. The Valk 3 is way too loud and crunchy, while the Valk Power is obviously very slow and sluggish. The Valk Elite is perfect for me, because my previous main, the TengYun V2, has a stability issue. I would only recommend the Valk Elite on two different center cap settings, the clear and the strong. The green center caps just defeat the purpose of the extra magnets, making the cube not stable.
I personally think that cubes with more than 48 magnets in them (maglev cubes, cubes that have core magnets, and cube with 96 magnets like this cube). The cube is so stable due to the center cap magnets and is decently quiet. The Tornado v2 says it is an updated version of this, but it was too small for me and it has a corner cutting issue. I just loosened the screw by a half turn and it can corner cut.