The X-Man Hong 5x5 M (Ball-Core UV Coated) is a fantastic 5x5 that has top-tier performance. It has corner/core magnetization, which gives the puzzle more stability with less over-turning. X-Man Designs has always released great puzzles, and the Hong 5x5 is no exception. We expect many top 5x5 competitors to adapt this puzzle in the future, with some of them already doing so.
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All of our products are guaranteed to be free of defects, or we will replace and reship at no cost to you. Please contact us within 4 weeks (28 days) past the delivery date to report any issues with items you have purchased.
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, this puzzle is slow and tight. The speed issue is mainly due to the lackluster XMD lube that the puzzle is lubed with from the factory. After loosening the puzzle about a half turn, and cleaning the puzzle out, you're left with a puzzle that is still slightly sluggish, but corner cuts beautifully. After maybe 25 break in solves dry, the puzzle sped up a significant amount, after which I did a mock angstrom setup. This puzzle is a great performer, with great magnet strength and a nice balance of stability and flexibility. If you're serious about 5x5 solving, this is the puzzle to get....or maybe wait until the Gan comes out to hear some comparisons
Best 5x5 I ever turned but it’s very dry out the box.
This cube is simply amazing. No other 5x5 compares right now, if you’re looking for a 5x5, seriously…don’t look elsewhere, get this one.
The X-Man hong feels like a mix between the MGC and the Aochuang 5x5. It is fast and stable out of the box and the core magnets definitely help with that. After a bit of lube the cube is perfect. The cube’s UV coating also helps a lot with keeping hold of the cube. If I were to describe the feel of the turning, it would be smooth and it feels very cohesive. Anyways I highly recommend this cube.
I didn't write s poem for this 5x5, but it is very good, the corner cutting is very good, the U.V. coating makes this cube look really good. It turns and feels amazing, my only complaint is the inner layers seem slightly sluggish, it's a easy fix with a little speedy lube.
this 5x5 is the best on the market( at the time of writing this review) my times dropped a solid 10 seconds just by swapping from the mgc. just make sure you clean out the terrible lube it comes with, loosen it, then add weight V to make it absolutely beautiful. 3x3 stage is so fast on this cube. note: i averaged 1:04 on mgc and now 54 on this.