YanCheng YAN3

YanCheng

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Product Description

The YAN3 is the first cube released by the YanCheng brand. It has a unique gliding feel that makes turning feel exceptionally effortless. The puzzle is packaged inside a special drawer-style box.

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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.

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Product Specifications
Manufacturer YanCheng
Type 3x3
Added 2018-09-11
Gross Weight 122g
Dimensions 56.0mm3
Item Weight 76.6g

Customer Reviews

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Twisty C. (United States)
Puzzle Review #3: YanCheng YAN3

So, this is a puzzle I've always wanted. Even when I originally started cubing in 2017/2018, this puzzle just spoke out to me unlike any other puzzle. So, I bought this puzzle (not from here, sorry) and tried it out. Out of the box, I was thrown off by the crisp turning of this puzzle. Newer puzzles now seem to be about being smooth and buttery, but this puzzle reminded me of a time when having a satisfying, crispy feel was one of the best aspects about a puzzle, and thats what I love about this puzzle. It feels very good to turn and the speed is great. I have a full review listed below

Appearance: B+
I love the way the stickers look this puzzle. They remind me of the little magic, which was my first 3x3, so it brings back some good memories. This puzzle, however, is pretty warpy (which I'll go into detail on the turning aspect)

Turning: A
This puzzle feels ABSOLUTELY amazing. The crisp feel bundled with the controllable turning of this puzzle make for a great feel most new puzzles don't have anymore. This puzzle is a bit warpy, causing some minor lock-ups. This can be due to it being non-mag, but I have a Lunhui thats non-mag, and that puzzle feels pretty stable, so it could always be the puzzle itself.

Feel: A-
I've talked about the crispiness of this puzzle to death, but I can't help the fact that the crisp feel is just great. The only thing setting it back is the warping, but other than that, this puzzle is nice.

Final Rating: A
Overall, this puzzle ticked all the boxes for me. I love using it and I still give it the lubing and treatment of my main puzzles (Maru VX-3 M and Tornado V2 M). If you find this puzzle, I HIGHLY recommend you buy it and give it a try. I'd love to see more from YanCheng, as they had much potential.

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Olivia R.
Good for beginners

I got this as my first real speedcube, and it was great. I got the Cubicle Lube Service, and they did an awesome job. But now that I’ve improved, I’m starting to get a lot of lock-ups. Like, a LOT. It’s getting really annoying. It’s a very flexible cube, and not super stable. I’m going to upgrade, but it was a good first real cube.

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Olivia R.
Good for beginners

I got this as my first real speedcube, and it was great. I got the Cubicle Lube Service, and they did an awesome job. But now that Ive improved, Im starting to get a lot of lock-ups. Like, a LOT. Its getting really annoying. Its a very flexible cube, and not super stable. Im going to upgrade, but it was a good first real cube.

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Cladan
Whoa. This cube is amazing.

So I got this cube along with some dnm-37 and the Xinghen. But this review is about the YAN3, so im going to skip that.

The turning is fast, like a REALLY good fast. Others might not like this, but it is loud and crunchy, which I like. Cornercutting is pretty good, not the best, but still in the good range. It's been my main for the past 3 months, and has done me well. I do only have one problem, which isn't even a problem: Sometimes it will be a bit tough to move some sides. but just a bit tougher than usual.

I hate how people shame this cube, saying it's bad and such, and it's not fair how it's underappreciated. I hope that people will recognize this amazing cube one day.

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Gabe W.
AMAZING!

I like this cube better than the SM and Valk 3.
I bought this cube and out of the box it was very smooth, fast and bubbly. I magnetized and lubed it with DNM-37 and the core with Weight 5. It became more smooth, fast, and bubbly and overall a better cube. I highly recommend this to cubers who want a great cube for not much money and average under 50 seconds.

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Daniel M.
Good Cube

Personally, I really enjoy the feeling and turning style of the YAN3. It is a very light feeling cube, and is very "loose" and fast out of the box. The only thing about this cube is that the plastic feels cheap but other than that, it is a pretty well-rounded cube.

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Tarek H.
Amazing i love this cube

Its very fast, its an amazing look, i bought the original color the stickers which have a beautiful colors and very good texture its light. Good good cube i love recomendado en todo los aspectos me encanta es rapido liviano bonito de buena construccion buenos materialea cortes de esquinas y todo ea realmente una preciosura de cubo guao

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Light
Main

This cube is the best. I thought it would be my substitute, you know, for practicing.
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I was surprised by how well this cube corner-cuts. This cube is very crunchy-smooth, and its so good I can't think of anything else say.

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Tribenix
Great in 2018

I got this used at a competition, and it is great. It came with polarized magnets though, so I have to remove the stickers and put on a new color scheme. The cube feels weird at first, but I got used to it. This is now my main and when the new stickers come in, it may be my main for a long time. Buy this cube now. This is a cube for everyone.

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Gabe R.(.o.Y.
Still great in early 2018

So I got this cube, thinking it would be an upgraded YueXiao, like my friend suggested it would be, but no, its like a Valk but quieter, it has the a similar edge and basically just a longer corner stalk, typical MoYu... The feeling of the cube is smooth, a little bumpy, and really buttery with heavy lube (50k is great) loosened with some DNM, topped with a little drop of silk, and it glides, you can get great times with this cube, and, its pretty quiet

Altogether, it is definitely my new main, and really worth a try.