MoYu RS3 Pyraminx MagLev Overvivew

MoYu RS3 Pyraminx MagLev Overvivew

Ari Ari
3 minute read

MoYu's latest installment in the RS line is their RS3 Pyraminx, following the same moniker as their renowned RS3 M 3x3s. Notably, the RS3 Pyraminx is available in both a standard and a "MagLev" version, bringing the newest implementation of MagLev as seen in their flagship MagLev pyraminx, but at an entry level price.

Watch the video review

Specifications

Version Standard MagLev
MoYu RS3 Pyraminx (Standard) MoYu RS3 Pyraminx (MagLev)
Price $8.95 $13.95
Weight 60g 66g
Magnet Strength Moderate Moderate
Size (tip to tip) 98mm 98mm
Color Stickerless (primary internals) Stickerless (purple internals)

Accessories

Included with the RS 3 Pyraminxes are the standard MoYu puzzle accessories, including a screwdriver, dual-adjustment tool and spare dual-adjustment piece.

Adjustment

To access the dual-adjustment system, turn the Pyraminx's tip (corner) 45°, and pull on the tip carefully. The whole tip will come off and reveal the dual adjustment system.

To adjust the screw depth, use the screwdriver and rotate counter-clockwise or clockwise to make the adjustment. To adjust the spring strength or magnet distance in the MagLev variant, use the blue dual adjustment tool and rotate counter-clockwise. When adjusting, use one hand to hold the piece that houses the magnets, as if the piece turns adjusting will not be possible.

Read more: What is a dual adjustment system?

Turning feel and Performance

In the video review, Cameron said

The tips [of both variants] feel identical to me.

Turning is super quiet and dry sound, it has kind of a hollow sound... the MagLev version is a lot easier to turn than the standard version [out of the box].

As for performance, Cameron said

Unsurpisingly, the corner cutting is a little better on the standard than the MagLev.

However, this likely could be the out-of-the-box settings, where with some fine-tuning, the corner-cutting could be improved.

Lubricant Recommendation

Out of the box, the turning is quiet and dry sounding. To add some more substance and remove the dry feel, we recommend lubricant such as martian to smoothen out the puzzle.

MARTIAN

MARTIAN

$ 5.95

Martian is our best-selling lubricant and anyone who has tried it understands why. The fast, moderately controllable, soft feel ticks all the boxes for most speed cubers and is just simply great. Recommended for: All puzzles (especially big cubes) Frequently… >> SHOP PRODUCT <<

To slow down the fast-turning MagLev variant, Cosmos can slow down the puzzle without changing the turning feel. However, if both removing the dry feel and sound alongside slowing down the puzzle is desired, a thicker lubricant such as Nebula or Galaxy will achieve said effect.

COSMOS

COSMOS

$ 5.95

Cosmos is changing the way speed cubers control their turning! Most controllable lubricants are very "gummy" which completely changes the turning feel of your speed cube. Cosmos is special because you are able to achieve an extremely controllable turning feel… >> SHOP PRODUCT <<

NEBULA

NEBULA

$ 5.95

If you like buttery, controllable turning, Nebula is for you. No need to worry about "gunking" up your cube when using Nebula -- just apply and enjoy! Recommended for: 2x2, 3x3, Pyraminx, Skewb, Square-1 Frequently asked questions Q: How do… >> SHOP PRODUCT <<

Conclusion

Overall, we are excited to see MoYu continue to create more puzzles that include MagLev at lower prices, lowering the barrier to entry for flagship-quality puzzles for more cubers. It will be interesting to see whether or not this puzzles is picked up by fast pyraminx solvers, especially considering the price of the flagship MoYu WeiLong pyraminx, which also features MagLev for $6 more.

MoYu RS3 Pyraminx Magnetic

MoYu RS3 Pyraminx Magnetic

$ 9.95

MoYu RS3 Pyraminx Magnetic is an exciting continuation of the most popular budget series, "RS", by MoYu. MagLev features Magnetic repulsion technology Core springs are replaced with two repelling magnets on each side Faster turning feel Layers "glide" more easily… >> SHOP PRODUCT <<

« Back to Blog

You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered