Nathan Watson said:
VERY GOOD BEST PUZZLE IN COLLECTION
I love this puzzle so much. It's so good. I speedsolve it all the time and I think it should be a wca event. TURNING IS good with occasional pop. 5 stars, 10/10, 99/100
2017-04-27 19:20:52 UTC
nathan young said:
Great for what it is.
Sometimes you don't have to be the prettiest girl at the bar, but the only girl at the bar and that describes this master pyraminx. It's not the smoothest puzzle, nor the most stable, however it is one of the only options at this price point so I would absolutely recommend it as it's a fun puzzle to solve.
2017-04-07 00:27:32 UTC
Over all this is a nice puzzle. I suggest loosening the tensions a bit and lubing it. No pops, very smooth. The puzzle is stable and I have had no lock ups. There is no corner cutting but this is not intended for speedsolving so that's ok with me. If you like pyraminx I say pick one up.
2017-03-15 17:33:23 UTC
Worst puzzle I've ever owned
NOTE: I don't lube or adjust puzzles before reviewing. I believe they should be judged on their "out of the box" experience.
Hard to measure my disappointment with this one. Options for a master pyraminx are very limited but I'd heard good things about the Shengshou and was eager to give it a try. What I ended up with is the worst puzzle I've ever owned.
First impressions were that the puzzle looked nice (I had the white one) with bright, colorful stickers. The puzzle was smaller than I was expecting, with each individual piece being pretty small. That's a knock against me for not paying attention to the measurements before ordering not a knock on the puzzle itself. Turning on the puzzle is fast - with the caveat below.
The puzzle feels incredibly unstable as if looking at it cross-eyed will cause it to fall apart. Picking it up and doing a few turns gave the impression that it was very, very delicate and ready to explode at any moment (though, to be fair, it did not).
Even worse, however, is that the puzzle would lock up when turning even layers that were perfectly aligned. As in, it would simply refuse to turn. Simply horrible performance.
Bottom line: The puzzle was so bad that mine may possibly have been defective and I returned it to Cube Depot for a refund. Not recommended!
2017-01-31 22:24:26 UTC
Maxxwell Smith said:
Turns smoothly but pops easily
2016-12-29 19:40:44 UTC
Lyrik Davis said:
Best That It Could Be!
I've had this puzzle for a few days now and can confidently say that it stands up to Shengshou's quality. Every layer turns smoothly, is pre- lubed, and is tensioned great with minimal spring noise. The stickers are Shengshou's new brighter shades and seem to peel less than the old ones. Corner cutting isn't needed on this puzzle and it doesn't need it. It's fun to solve and looks great in my collection and I would recommend it to everyone!
2016-12-19 20:24:34 UTC
Steven Wintringham said:
While this is not a speed cube, turning is very nice. It is challenging, but I figured it out on my own, but ended up using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GcR1IUuTFE&t=731s to get more efficient.
If you want to see it in action, I uploaded an average here:
2016-12-14 04:13:06 UTC
Mr. Q said:
Very nice, with room for improvement?
Leaps and bounds better than the Meffert's Master Pyraminx. Mine came with very loose tensions and felt very unstable, but at medium tensions it's very controllable. Adjustment is done easily enough by just pulling off the tips off to get at the hardware. Be aware that doing so takes a fair bit of force. Disassembly is pretty easy as well. Just pop out an edge from one of the 2nd layers. The plastic and stickers of the puzzle are great. It looks and feels like it was designed and assembled with a great amount of care. Very high quality. Turning on the 1st (tips) and 2nd layer of any of the sides is ridiculously smooth, while the turning on the 3rd layer has a pleasant bumpiness to it. This is in part due to the fact that this puzzle lacks any sort of ball bearing/spring system to aid with alignment. It tolerates misalignment pretty well during solves, though not to the point were I would use the term "corner cutting". Florian cuts are essentially non-existent, so lock-ups can be an issue at tighter tensions. I don't plan on doing so myself, but I could easily see people attempting to speed solve this puzzle. Its lack of florian cuts and some sort of alignment system holds this puzzle back from a perfect score for me personally, but it is still a fantastic puzzle that shows quite a bit of potential.