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The AOLONG GT is here!! One of the best cubes in the history of cubing has an upgrade…. or so they say. Lets look at it.
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So this has to be one of the most anticipated cube releases in quite awhile. The AoLong, which is arguably one of the best cubes ever made gets a new update that looks like it takes a bit from the Gans 356 which was also one of the most popular modern cubes to date.
So first lets look at the colors. Yes MoYu seems to have changed them for at least this batch. I do not know if this will be permanent. Honestly, yes I like the brighter shades better but these work just fine and are reminiscent of cubes like Shengshou.
Out of the box it felt nothing like an AoLong. After a few hundred solves as well as some tensioning and lubing it broke in nicely. I honestly does have more of an AoLong feel now. It is a bit clack and wobbly feeling like you would see from an AoLong. The cornercutting is great and the biggest thing this fixes is the corner twisting. Looking at the pieces the edges look almost identical but with caps instead of two separate parts, and the corners also have that same cap design as well as now missing the triangular indents that the AoLong is famous for.
MoYu boasts that it has a seamless appearance but I feel that is just a fancy way of saying the cube has caps which although might give it a more sturdy feel and allow for the squared edges like they have designed it also prevents a stickerless version from being possible.
Now many people are saying it is an AoLong mixed with a TangLong which does make sense. I do not feel that it is the best comparison though. I feel like the TangLong was MoYu’s response to the Gans 356 and the AoLong GT is MoYu’s response to the Gans 357. They are both 57mm, the are a bit more flexible than it’s counterpart being the 356 and TangLong and have an almost hollow scratchy feel. The 357 I have here is the Ultimate edition with the metal core.
The AoLong GT should not be seen as a step up from the TangLong just in the same way the 356 should not be seen as an upgrade from the 357. They are two completely different cubes with a completely different feel. Both are great on their own but if you like a more stable feeling cube the TangLong would be the better choice. The GT isn’t exactly going to be a fit for everyone who loves the AoLong v2.
MoYu posted on their Facebook page that "The boss,Mr.Chan,is a super fan of vehicle...and the boss decided to use 'GT' to mean 'better'.For example,Aolong GT means it's a better product in Aolong series.”
It is definitely better as far as preventing corner twists. Is it a game changer in the cube world, no. Is it another great cube in the line of MoYu, yes.
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