The Shengshou pyraminx is a great puzzle for people looking to learn or improve at solving the pyraminx. While it isn't particularly made for speed solving, it still offers overall great quality and performance right out of the box for the price.
The overall feeling of the puzzle is smooth, but with a strong click at the end of each turn due to the ball bearings which keep the layers aligned. While this is useful for keeping the puzzle aligned, thus helping to avoid lockups, it slows down the puzzle quite a bit and makes the turning feel somewhat rough. Out of the box the puzzle was also quite stiff and required some loosening to help speed up the layers. It features decent corner cutting, although it isn't really needed due to the clicking mechanism. The puzzle can however, suffer from minor lockups due to the fact that there is close to no reverse corner cutting. Still, this isn't a big issue due to the strong clicking mechanism that keeps the layers in place after each turn. The tips also click into place which helps to prevent them from rotating during a solve and becoming accidentally moved.
Another great thing about this puzzle are the stickers. Unlike older Shengshou puzzles, this pyraminx features bright and vibrant stickers that overall look very nice. I have used this pyraminx for quite a while and they haven't chipped or peeled at all. Overall the puzzle also feels durable and of good quality.
While there are better and faster pyraminx's out there for speed solving, this is still a great quality puzzle and I would especially recommend it to beginner or intermediate cubers looking for a first pyraminx to learn and practice on.
2017-03-10 05:08:47 UTC
Very first puzzle I bought and still use. Very nice turning, no pops, easy to adjust the tensions. Stickers are bright and durable. I have since modded mine and loosened it up a bit. After adding some 25w shock oil I have a hard time putting this puzzle down. Get it..... seriously
2016-11-07 21:48:21 UTC
This pyraminx is great out of the box it wasn't the best but a week it's the best everyone should get this pyraminx.
2016-10-16 23:51:51 UTC
Dalton B said:
This cube can be very good if you mod it, but still catchy. The ball-bearings lead to a very clicky feel, and fast. This is my main pyraminx, so I'd say it's pretty good.
2016-08-09 23:58:57 UTC
Kyle Tsai said:
I tried my friend's, and I have to say. I wanted to keep it I liked it that much. I now have one of my own, and I've gotten faster. I think you have to mod it to reduce lockups. For me at least, it locked up too much without the mod. Still 5 stars though
2016-07-05 23:06:03 UTC
Matthew Harris said:
The Shengshou Pyraminx is an excellent choice for people that want to get into Pyraminx. This cube somes with some of the most high quality stickers Shengshou has ever put on the puzzle and I have not replaced them. The turning is great as well! It is smooth and has a strong click after each turn. Corner cutting is decent; but, it can be fixed with modding. Overall, this is a great beginner Pyraminx.