The Fangshi ShuangRen is a amazing cube! Stock stickers are Fangshi shades from the factory. There is no more of the corner twisting issue but I will say that you can get some corner twists but not as easily was the original (v1). Out of the box it had frosted pieces that were textured. After 2-3 weeks of solving I can see that the textured pieces are starting to worn down. When there is the frosted pieces it's very sand but when it's worn down its smooth, I personally like the frosted pieces! The turning on this cube is super fast out of the box due to the frosted pieces. I could barely control the speed of the cube, my solution was to put some Cubicle Silicone lube weight 3 in the pieces. Corner cutting is on par with Dayan cubes, 45 degrees and reverse is just below 3/4's of a piece, although you don't really need the cube it cut 3/4's of a piece unless you have really a inaccurate turning style. Overall, I definitely recommend this cube for people who want a super fast cube. I also recommend it to people who like the v1 and will like the v2 which has less corner twists.
2016-07-01 23:38:35 UTC
Matthew Harris said:
Fangshi ShuangRen II 57mm
This ShuangRen II is the second version of Fangshi's first cube (the ShuangRen). Out of the box it was extremely sandy and smooth. It came with dull stickers in which I have since replaced them. To be honest, it is a decent cube. With average corner cutting, lock ups here and there, 1 case corner twisting per 50 solves, and a smooth turning feedback, it is good for what you get. Most likely, it will not be someone's main; however, it is a great cube for your collection if you are considering buying it.
2016-04-16 03:27:11 UTC
Fast... Really really fast
when I first took this cube out of the box, first turns were absolutely horrendous. The cube barely even turned! Corner cutting was non-existent. I loosened the tensions by 2 full turns and no change!
What I ended up doing was completely disassembling the cube and reassembling it. That helped. It has these extra pieces under the centers that move around separately from the center itself, and one of them was not installed properly. I reassembled the cube and put just a small amount of lube on the pieces (don't bother lubing the core) and BOOM! This was by far the fastest cube I'd ever used! I re-tensioned it by like 4 turns and it still was suuuuper slippery. Moral of the story: this cube responds REALLY well to lube. M slices are ridiculously fast; my favorite on any cube I own. I can't even believe it.
I really have a hard time controlling this cube, but when I can, it's completely effortless to turn. I would recommend this if you want to push your control limits and experiment with something new, but would not recommend it to a beginner.