Cyclone Boys 3×3 Speed Cube Review: Yay or Nay?

The cyclone boys 3x3 is the ideal cube for beginners who are just getting into the world of speedcubing. It’s more of a practice cube, so don’t get your hopes up on this one.

However, that doesn’t make this a bad cube either. Since stickerless cubes were legalized back in 2015, the Cyclone boys were the top favorite at that time, and they are still now.

Some speed-cubers even compared this to the Gans 356. Is it really though? Stick around and go through the whole Cyclone Boys 3x3 Speed Cube Review to find out.

Cyclone Boys 3x3 Review

This cube has a good balance between performance and affordability. It comes pre-lubricated, and you can only get this in stickerless version. Let’s look at what other features this cube has to offer.

First Impression

This model borrows its design from other top performing cubes, and the results are outstanding. It’s not too shabby but seems legit from the start. This one comes pre-lubricated, and a lot of you might find this one a little bit too loose.

The stickerless shades look nice. However, the only thing that turns down a lot of cubers is the confusion between red and orange color.

It’s not that difficult to distinguish between these two colors. However, I think they could’ve done a better job here.

Although, it feels kind of fast out of the box, after using it for a week or so will make the cube more sluggish and slower.

If you know how to properly lube this one, it can perform similar to the Gan Air and even better than the Gans 356.

The surface is very smooth. Be careful where you put the cube, it may leave scratches on the surface.

Sometimes the cube feels crunchy and smooth at the same time. I would say it has that blocky feeling but perform best after lubing.

Anti-Popping

This cube never pops and won’t even come close. So far, this cube almost seems a bit too good to be true. But, looking at the mechanism, this cube is a fancy knock-off.

Mechanism

This 56x56x56mm cube weighs only 96.2g. It has the same torpedo design like those premium ones have. You’ll rarely see any popping with this one, and you know why. It has the same torpedoes as the Gans puzzle.

The only thing that has been added is built-in torpedoes. These torpedoes have slightly more blocky design.

The funny part is, although Cyclone Boys copied the mechanism from FangShi, they managed to overcome the problem FangShi had and made it better. Corner twists are extremely rare.

It will only happen every hundred solves or so. The cube is very stable and has a solid feeling.

Corner Cutting

This cube can corner cut 45 degrees with ease, and reverse corner cutting is roughly half a piece with some force. The anti-popping mechanism works well on this one, and overall turning is fluid.

The very slightly below average corner cutting can lead to a blocky feel when going a bit rough. But, for the most part, this does not occur.

What I’ve seen from other users is that smaller corner cuts are incredibly easy and eliminate lockups for the most part. 

I haven’t seen any catching on this ever. This will also allow you to turn a bit faster without worrying about the cube catching. 

Cube pieces easily snap back together in place. They won’t come off easily. If you accidentally drop the cube, don’t worry. It will snap back right in.

Turning

Most of the time, it will come lubricated. Out of the box, it will feel buttery smooth and feels similar to the Dayan cubes. It’s probably due to the ABS material that makes this cube so unique.

The turning overall is very light. It seems to glide and flow very well. Slightly crispy, but feels very pleasant to turn. The cube is fast when you need it to be and controllable even for a beginner.

Design Flaws

Unlike most stickerless puzzles, this cyclone boys cube attempts to use fluorescent colors for yellow and orange. Most of the time, the only complaint about this product is the color shade.

Specifically, the orange and the red. They are so confusing; I don’t know why they didn’t bother to pick a different color shade. 

The other colors are vibrant leading to good recognition. Except for the orange, because it’s a little bit overwhelming and using the cube for a particular time won’t be very enjoyable.

Cyclone Boys 3x3 Speed Cube

Would I Recommend This Puzzle?

If I have to recommend this product, I would probably rate it as a beginner practicing cube. This is a really fun puzzle to have. It performs well, popping isn’t an issue, and the colors are vibrant.

It’s fast, light and corner cuts well and has really no issues except for the orange shade.

Who Is This For?

I feel like this cube is more optimized for a lighter turning style. But, with good corner cutting, I can really see no problems with this cube being used with rougher turning.

The only issue you’ll find is the orange shade. It can really mess up your recognition. But this may not be the case for you. It’s playable for cubers of all types and speeds as this is a near flawless puzzle.

Features In A Nutshell

Overall, this is a very nice looking and performing puzzle. Here are some of the features that make this cube so special.

  • Perfect starter cube for beginners.
  • Stickerless for those who love plastic shades.
  • Lubricated and stable corner cutting.
  • Tension adjustable.
  • Anti-popping mechanism.
  • ABS plastic material.
  • Perfect gift idea for kids.

Final Thoughts

It’s a decent speed cube that has a lightweight body. But don’t let the weight fool you. It has a very sturdy construction. It’s not perfect but enough to get you around this one.

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